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R&D Services

Product Development 

You can bring a product prototype or formula to ACD and we will help further develop it for you. Whether you want to bring fresh ideas into a project or implement a new product design from start to finish, we are ready to serve your business.

Key Product Considerations

  1. Product Feasibility 
  2. Sourcing of Technologies and Equipment
  3. Product Testing 
  4. Defining Product Specification

Process Development 

Our technical specialists apply years of expertise ensuring the most effective processes for manufacturing your product at pilot, scale-up, and commercial scale. Our broad knowledge of manufacturing techniques enables us to replicate existing processes and innovate new ones to meet customized objectives. We have amassed the skills and resources to develop processes that utilize innovative production techniques for maximum scalability and efficient process transferability.

Key Process Considerations

  1. Managing every aspect of the product life cycle
  2. Optimizing process parameters to meet specified requirements 
  3. Developing the right methods to ensure product quality
  4. Qualifying appropriate analytical methods for in-process analysis
  5. Reducing risk through refinement

Product Scale-Up 

The last step of research and development is upscaling to commercial. While it may sound like a minor step, in practice the different sizes of machines can lead to differences in flow, heating profiles and blending properties. This makes the product behave differently during processing, which ultimately affects the product characteristics.

ACD boasts a core competency in process engineering that enables us to validate processes demonstrated in our pilot plant before moving to commercialization. By developing an operation plan and anticipating all potential risks we are able to successfully scale-up our customers’ products.

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