Performance Targets: Achieving Operational Excellence in Chemical Manufacturing

Technical paper

Operational excellence is of upmost importance when manufacturing high quality semiconductor grade chemicals and their raw materials. Streamlining and expanding operations, improving quality, and maintaining differentiation are all key activities toward achieving operational excellence. However, all these activities come at a cost, whether it be a financial impact or an impact on other opportunities.

Manufacturing personnel making raw materials and chemicals must focus on several metrics to provide a high-quality product. Low levels of contaminants (particles and metals), acceptable health and safety profiles, and a streamlined manufacturing process are all requirements, which can all vary in importance to different customers.

This paper discusses the ways in which filtration and purification of raw materials and chemicals can improve quality by reducing metals and particles, improving purity, decreasing variability, and perhaps streamlining manufacturing processes.