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About the author:
Christina Välimäki has been in the information industry for thirteen years. Starting with the business think tank and authorship center, the Accenture Institute for High Performance, she moved into B2B market research, earned a Harvard MBA, then joined the RELX Group. Now the Elsevier Senior Director of Strategic Marketing for the Chemicals Industry, Ms. Välimäki works to transform the organization’s focus toward a market orientation growth strategy, including opportunity identification, product design, and go to market and communication strategy, targeting the critical innovation needs of chemical customers.
Posts by Christina Valimaki
Posted on April 25th, 2017 in Chemical R&D
Worldwide demand for many crops far outstrips production – and the situation is worsening. While drought and famine have long been relatively common in many areas, the 2016 El Niño warming phenomenon disrupted growing conditions throughout the world Continue reading “Increasing Varieties of Domesticated Crops Demand New Specialized Agricultural Chemicals” »
Posted on April 20th, 2017 in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
Interest in sustainability intensifies day by day, with consumers concerned now more than ever about their role in a sustainable future. They are becoming increasingly careful regarding the environmental impact of their consumption and more willing to reward companies that offer eco-friendly products and processes. Continue reading “Machine Learning Powers Sustainable Manufacturing” »
Posted on March 28th, 2017 in Chemical R&D
Covering the years 2016 to 2020, China’s new Five-Year Plan is a road map designed to guide national development, and it includes plans for the country’s chemical industry. Although proud of its success in this sector, China believes that to pursue its goal to be a great chemical power, Continue reading “China’s Five-Year Plan for Chemical Innovation” »
Posted on March 17th, 2017 in New Materials & Applications
Paul Hodges has been working in the chemical industry for over 30 years, and he has seen plenty of shifts during that time. In his current role as chairman of International eChem, he strategizes with businesses to help them navigate today’s volatile global markets. Continue reading “Talking New Product Development with Paul Hodges” »