APMT Joins New Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute

(New Orleans, LA, U.S.) ‒ Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies, Inc. (APMT) was selected to be a participant in the new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute. On June 20, 2016 the Obama Administration announced that the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC), in partnership with the Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, will lead the new  Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute. APMT is proud to be one of nearly 200 participants across thirty states in industry, academia, and non-profit organizations.

The Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute will focus on innovations that dramatically reduce energy expenses in advanced manufacturing by accelerating development and adoption of advanced sensors, data analytics and controls in manufacturing. These new Smart Manufacturing connected devices and associated control software will enable optimization of operations to reach new levels of manufacturing efficiency.

APMT is focused on deployment of industrial internet of things devices, as well as process control and data analytics software to develop a testbed for smart manufacturing of polymers. APMT is joined in this effort by a team in the Gulf Coast Regional Center, led by Texas A&M. APMT will partner with Tulane University, Louisiana State University and others to develop a new generation of technologies to advance the polymer processing industries in the gulf coast region.

Alex Reed, APMT Chief Executive Officer and an SMLC Board Member since 2012 said, “This Institute is a resounding validation of the importance of Smart Manufacturing in today’s rapidly changing manufacturing environment. APMT will support the development efforts with our new sensor, control and software technologies, which directly align with the vision of the Institute.”

About APMT
Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies, Inc. develops, manufactures and distributes products and services for the real time monitoring, analysis, and control of polymer reactions, solutions, dispersions and suspensions across all synthetic and natural polymer sectors from R&D through high volume industrial production. For more information, please visit www.apmtinc.com.

About the Smart Manufacturing Institute
The Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, brings over $140 million in public-private investment from leading universities and manufacturers to develop smart sensors for use in advanced manufacturing. For more information on the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, visit www.manufacturing.gov.