Industry 4.0 is already here and changing the formulation industry. At Formulation 4.0 you will hear firsthand from pioneers in the field.
The meeting will showcase a number of ongoing activities which are aimed at accelerating the uptake of industry 4.0 principles throughout the formulation supply chain. You can expect to learn about the opportunities and the pitfalls that the implementation of industry 4.0 offer for the formulating industries.
One of the activities leading the way in the UK is CAFEDM - the Unilever / The University of Manchester led Prosperity Partnership is pioneering the application of digital manufacturing techniques in formulated products. Professor Phil Martin will tell us about how the Centre in Advanced Fluid Engineering for Digital Manufacturing (CAFE4DM) is revolutionising the traditional chemical engineering approaches which have been used to incrementally improve the manufacture of formulate products, through the development of new academic and industrial approaches.
CPI is also leading the way with the universities of Birmingham, Edinburgh and Leeds with the ambitious development of a major facility to enhance manufacture of formulated liquid products. Katharina Roettger and Dave Berry from CPI will explain how the facility will enable companies to innovate in the complex area of manufacturing new multi-component formulations, without having to disrupt their current manufacturing until new formulations have been optimised. A key part of this facility will be the advanced process control needed to enable digital manufacturing, Simon Mazier from Perceptive Engineering will talk about how these techniques enable real time control of product quality attributes.