Paint Formulation work through Arificial Intelligence

Dorfner partners with Citrine Informatics and Revolutionizes Paint Formulation Work through Artificial Intelligence

Hirschau, September 2023 - Dorfner, a leading minerals supplier to the coatings industry, is proud to announce a groundbreaking milestone in its mission to enhance product formulations through the power of artificial intelligence (AI). Through a strategic partnership with Silicon Valley based Citrine Informatics, Dorfner has successfully integrated AI technology into its formulation process, resulting in remarkable improvements and impressive customer feedback.

By leveraging AI algorithms and advanced data analysis based on a decade of historical data, Dorfner has unlocked the potential to accelerate the optimization of paint formulations, develop new raw materials and drive sustainable development. Dorfner can now identify optimal ingredient combinations, refine formulations, and address customer requirements with greater precision and efficiency than ever before.

"Dorfner is thrilled to announce its collaboration with Citrine, which has allowed us to revolutionize our formulation process. The last couple of years have proven increasingly challenging for raw materials suppliers and paint formulators, with the pandemic, difficulties in logistics and supply and the increasing cost of energy. We have invested a lot of resources in integrating the latest technologies into our formulation and development processes. The technical team has delivered impressive results, leveraging years of laboratory results, thanks to a systematic treatment of data throughout the years. Citrine's dedicated platform and technical support gave us the best possible opportunity to combine data, formulation expertise and AI. Furthermore, our AI models will help us implementing our sustainability strategy", says Peter Van Herzele, Head of the Business Unit Coating Solutions at Dorfner.

"This strategic initiative marks a significant step forward for Dorfner, solidifying its commitment to staying at the forefront of innovation in the coatings industry" adds Mirko Mondan, CEO of Dorfner. "Dorfner is planning to roll out this technology to other business units in the future."

"Citrine is excited to work with partners like Dorfner, who leverage the Citrine Platform to drive innovation and meaningfully differentiated value for their customers", says Greg Mulholland, CEO of Citrine Informatics, "Through Citrine's generative AI, global. Through Citrine's generative AI, global leaders like Dorfner unlock exceptional performance in their customers' formulation development while simultaneously responding to shifting market demands in a fraction of the time previously thought possible."

About Dorfner – Dorfner is a leading European industrial and special minerals with more than a century of experience in minerals processing, delivering high quality materials to a wide range of industries, including the coatings, composites, paper, glass and construction industry.

About Citrine Informatics – Citrine Informatics is a SaaS platform company that leverages artificial intelligence and materials science to enable customers to develop and optimize materials and chemicals at scale. The Citrine Platform provides a unified data infrastructure for materials and chemical data, allowing product developers to easily access, share, and analyze data to accelerate the development of new products. Their platform has applications in a wide range of industries, including specialty chemicals, coatings, batteries, CPG, and many others. Citrine's mission is to accelerate the pace of materials innovation and enable a more sustainable future. For more information, visit Citrine.io or @Citrine-Informatics on LinkedIn.