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Siemens to Acquire Culgi, a Computational Chemistry Software Company

Published on 2020-11-09. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:   Science-based Formulation    

Simens-new-acquisitionSiemens has signed an agreement to acquire Culgi, a computational chemistry software company with a focus on multiscale simulations in the process industries. Culgi will join Siemens Digital Industries Software, where its solutions will expand simulation capabilities of the Xcelerator ™ portfolio with quantum and molecular chemistry models that seamlessly couple with the continuum approach in Simcenter™ STAR-CCM+™ software.

Accelerating Innovation in Materials

The unique engineering workflow can deliver significant cost savings and accelerate innovation in the materials and process industries, increasing the potential for product and process transformations.

Innovations in soft materials engineering begin at the quantum and molecular levels. With Culgi technology as part of the Simcenter portfolio, process engineers will gain access to a comprehensive digital twin that combines micro-scale, meso-scale and macro-scale modeling. This tightly integrated workflow enables the design exploration of advanced materials in the context of product performance objectives, and we welcome the team to Siemens,” said Jan Leuridan, senior vice president, simulation and test solutions, Siemens Digital Industries Software.

New Acquisition Builds on Siemens’ Acquisition of MultiMechanics

The acquisition of Culgi builds on Siemens’ acquisition of MultiMechanics, which added efficient prediction of solid material properties and behavior to the Simcenter™ portfolio. Through the addition of Culgi’s soft materials simulation, Simcenter can now offer a unique integrated CAE solution that enables performance-driven optimization of advanced materials.

Virtual screening of novel materials in an early stage of development is a key enabler of digitalization in the chemical industries. With the integration of Culgi molecular simulation software and services within the Simcenter portfolio, engineers have an extra handle to design materials efficiently and effectively, with desired properties all along the value chain from inception, to process development, to logistics and market analysis.

Source: Siemens
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