Eka Chemicals: Global platfrom for production data03/28/2012
AkzoNobel is investing EUR 5 million in its Pulp and Paper Chemicals business, Eka Chemicals, to continue developing and implementing its technical platform for global operations management, Eka Process Information (EPI).
The platform simplifies and harmonizes the processing of production data in all parts of the operations process and enables plants around the world to enjoy the benefits of being part of a global network.
“We are leading when it comes to these types of global industrial solutions, which in turn helps support a unique, open culture among our plants,” says Stefan Malmsten, Industrial IT manager at Pulp and Paper Chemicals.
The new platform project is now entering the development and design phase. It will take about two years and is being conducted in cooperation with two suppliers, GE Intelligent Platforms with their Proficy Suite, and Accenture. About 25 plants will take part in the implementation. These facilities produce chlorate, hydrogen peroxide, silica sols, microspheres as well as products for HPLC purification of pharmaceuticals.