chapter  1
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In the past 3 decades, in particular, it requires an open attitude from any corporate management towards possible process revision.

In such a changing world, an operating chemical corporation could require a novel process for a certain product, if and when one (or more) of the


situations discussed below becomes dominant and is recognized, at least inside the organization. Let us consider first the situation in which a corporation is already producing and selling the product, but now needs

process changes



• Obtaining a better quality product • Reaching a lower cost of production • Using different raw materials • Responding to ecological pressures

A different situation occurs when a corporation is considering making a new product.