Aspen Technology has acquired SolidSim Engineering, a provider of solids process modeling software, based in Hamburg, Germany.
SolidSim software is used by process manufacturing companies to model those parts of their processes that involve solids.
Aspen Technology is a provider of software and services to the process industries.
The addition of SolidSim builds on existing solids process modeling capabilities in aspenONE Engineering software.
The combination of SolidSim and aspenONE Engineering software will eventually enable end users to model the entire facility as one single model consisting of both solids and non-solids process sections.
This will allow both process engineers and particle technology engineers to work within a single modeling environment, increasing collaboration and driving increased value from enhanced process optimisation for customers in the chemicals, specialty chemicals, energy and pharmaceutical industries.
“Enhancing collaboration between process engineers and particle technology engineers is essential for process companies today," said Matthias Pogodda, Co-CEO, SolidSim..
"We are excited to join AspenTech and to offer a solution that will allow our customers to drive new levels of optimisation across solids and liquids/gas modeling.”
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.