WILMINGTON, DE, Dec. 11, 2019 (Press Release) -Solenis is honored to have been selected as the Gold award winner for this year's prestigious ATIP Innovation Award for its OPTIX™ Applied Intelligence. The award was given by the French Paper Industry Technical Association (ATIP). The innovation contest was arranged in connection with the ATIP Conference and Exhibition in Lille, France on November 26-27, 2019.
Solenis’ OPTIX Applied Intelligence is a novel adaptive paper mill analytics platform that uses the latest artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities available today. The secure, cloud-based tool utilizes process data, lab measurements and papermaking process knowledge to turn complex, multidimensional relationships into a real-time, adaptive “soft sensor.” Unlike other data analytics tools, OPTIX does not require time-consuming data interpretation but instead provides a real-time, calculated value for critical quality parameters. Predictive analytics, supported by machine learning, provides robust quality measures that remain accurate even with changing machine conditions and enables a step change improvement in paper mill optimization not previously feasible.
The ATIP Innovation Award rewards new process improvement technologies for the pulp and paper industry. The award is highly regarded among the European pulp and paper industry and is divided into three categories: Gold - Palme d'Or, Silver - Palme d'Argent and Bronze - Palme de Bronze. The ATIP Innovation Award winners are selected by a committee consisting of paper mill managers, R&D directors, technology directors and production managers from the French paper industry.
Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals for water-intensive industries, including the pulp, paper, oil and gas, petroleum refining, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power and municipal markets. The company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of process, functional and water treatment chemistries as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets and minimize environmental impact. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has 40 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of approximately 5,200 professionals in 120 countries across five continents