By Dr Frank Westad, Chief Scientific Officer, CAMO Software
The field of chemometrics has been around for quite some time now and has played its role in both research and industrial environments. While the multivariate research toolbox is well established and ever increasing, its industrial counterpart is only beginning to see widespread use in the last decade. This could be due to many reasons such as the advancement of industrial data management solutions, the semi-continuous financial crises that drive the industry to smarter manufacturing and the use of data to reduce costs and waste. Whatever the reasons, it is clear that chemometrics and multivariate analysis have a big role to play in connecting the dots between research and the new paradigm with advanced and more robust sensors, agile manufacturing processes and product quality control. Welcome to the multivariate world!