Past Project Examples

To illustrate bm4tech capabilities, here are some thumbnail summaries of completed projects.


Insurance claim investigation / Polymerisation process failure.
A major chemical manufacturer had a series of operating problems with a licensed polymerisation process, eventually leading to an extended unplanned shutdown and significant loss of production. The resulting insurance claim was contested. bm4tech provided independent expert review of the investigations carried out by the producer and licensor. The bm4tech report translated the complex technical issues into an agreed framework of events and consequences, which the parties used as a basis for negotiating liability.

Batch Process Technology / Alkoxylation
A coatings formulator were considering a move upstream to manufacture some major chemical raw materials. The target products were alkoxylates, requiring handling of high hazard materials (ethylene oxide and propylene oxide). bm4tech reviewed the manufacturing options and reported on capex requirement, variable cost, safety and regulatory implications. The conclusions showed the client that the proposed investment would take them too far from their core competencies, and that they could achieve the benefits they were looking for more quickly by taking costs out of their supply chain through closer partnership with established producers..

Techno-commercial market analysis / PAG fluids
A S Asian chemical producer were interested in the market for polyalkylene glycols (PAGs). Commercially available market survey reports gave a confusing picture of this highly fragmented sector, with much recycling of obsolete information. bm4tech provided current expert interpretation, to enable the client to distinguish product types and to understand performance requirements and demand drivers for each sub-application. The client could then analyse their competitive strengths and weaknesses compared to incumbent producers and target the most appropriate opportunities.