Toray's new R&D center promises to accelerate material science research through digital technology

April 13, 2020 | Case Study

The report "The Digital Transformation of Chemicals and Materials" argues that one of the key uses of new digital technologies in the chemical industry is to improve new product development. Among others, it highlights three specific use cases focused on the core physical research and development stages of the idea-to-launch process: designing new materials, designing new synthesis pathways, and lab automation. For these use cases, it is obviously critically important to implement the new digital technologies effectively. One excellent opportunity for incorporating new digital tools in the innovation process is the creation of a new R&D laboratory.