LANXESS to deploy artificial intelligence in product development
LANXESS is set to break new ground when it comes to the development of customer-specific high-performance plastics. By deploying artificial intelligence (AI), the specialty chemicals company is looking to drastically cut the amount of time it takes to develop new materials. For this, LANXESS has entered into close collaboration with Citrine Informatics, a U.S.-based AI company specializing in data-driven materials development.
“We want to cut the development time for optimized formulations by more than half so that we can bring new, higher-performance products to market more quickly.”
Michael Zobel, Head of Business Unit High Performance Materials
The two companies have launched a pilot project aimed at gauging the potential of AI for the plastics production. The aim is to further optimize the glass fibers that LANXESS uses for reinforcing many of its high-performance plastics and ultimately to enhance the performance of the materials. (Read more in our press release)