Consumer Products

World-Class Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for Consumer Product applications

ICON Consumer Goods CFD applications enable development and improvements that are better, faster, cheaper and easier.

Whatever you are making, mixing, pouring, moulding, spraying, drying, flushing, transporting, storing, etc, a myriad of complex possibilities can be involved. Chemical reactions, heating/cooling, mass transfer, turbulence, air/gas/fluid flow rate, icing, evaporation, solidification, porosity, deterioration/destruction, to name but a few. It’s not just the products themselves but also the engineering, manufacturing, production, storing and delivery processes involved too.

Why choose ICON?
For over 30 years, ICON has been a trusted, expert computational fluid dynamics (CFD) partner to industry. Indeed, we were the first to introduce open source CFD into industry. Some of the world’s largest consumer product OEMs have already taken advantage and we are trusted to handle top secret and confidential information, designs and data.

The big difference is that we are engineers first, not just expert coders with exceptional software. The ability to experience and understand the application from an engineering perspective, and its impact on a whole project, gives our customers a huge advantage in their applications of CFD. Our engineers can physically be there, working on your site, alongside your project teams. Not every CFD software provider is willing or able to do this.

With ICON, there also no requirement to be locked in to an expensive, long-term contract either!

In summary, ICON’s consumer products CFD enables development that’s better, faster, cheaper and easier. These are some typical project objectives where ICON can help customers to develop a competitive advantage:

  • Reduce cost
  • Meet stringent and complex quality requirements
  • Increase productivity
  • Improve reliability
  • Explore and evaluate of a wider range of possibilities at lower cost
  • More rapid innovation/shorter development cycles
  • Increase durability/product life-cycle
  • Reduce time-to-market
  • Improve safety
  • Increase product efficiency/performance
  • Differentiation
  • Overall optimisation of cost, quality and performance
  • Reduce in the need for expensive re-engineering
  • Reduce costly down-time

In addition to software, we also provide CFD consulting, CFD training, CFD development and CFD support services to help you resolve problems and increase independent capability.

Why not find out more?
In summary, ICON is a globally trusted expert and first choice for a growing number of the world’s largest consumer product OEMs. We offer a viable alternative to the big software conglomerates that gives you more accuracy, more speed, more flexibility, greater capacity and lower costs. Get in touch and find out more.

Our on-premise and cloud-based CFD products and expert services deliver significant operational, commercial and competitive benefits for clients:


  • Data sovereignty - your data under your control.
  • Frictionless exchange; one integrated process for all users.
  • Robust operational quality as standard: ISO certified.


  • Unlimited parallel simulations.
  • Faster convergence to solution.
  • Reduced product development cycles.


  • Substantially less cost than big software conglomerates.
  • Unlimited HPC-cores, parallel runs and CFD users.
  • Huge cost savings in design, development, modification.


  • Simulations capability within just a few hours of training.
  • Fully automated workflows and templated applications.
  • Subscription model with pricing known up-front.

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Trust ICON

On-premise and cloud-based CFD products and expert services deliver significant operational, commercial and competitive advantages – fast, accurate, flexible, scalable and at substantially lower cost than the big software vendors and conglomerates.

  • Global presence; offices in the UK/Europe, Americas and Asia
  • 200+ people in broader group; 100+ of whom are CFD/CAE specialists
  • The pioneers of unlimited, open source CFD technology for industry
  • ICON engineers fully integrated into customers’ working environments
  • A globally trusted, expert engineering partner to industry for over 30 years

Applications of ICON World-Leading Products and Expert Services

CFD in the Food Industry

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