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About the author:
Christina Välimäki has been in the information industry since 2003. 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 February 22nd, 2018 in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
There is a reason that infrastructure is the word on everyone’s lips these days—because it intersects with so many other issues that society is dealing with in the 21st century. From the horrors of train crashes and bridge collapses to the climate change crisis and natural disasters, crumbling and outdated infrastructure is failing us in many different ways. Continue reading “Data Can Help Drive Clean Infrastructure—But It’s Not Enough” »
Posted on November 30th, 2017 in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
It looks like manufacturing is coming back to the United States, but not in the way you might think. Although it felt like a futuristic novelty only a few years ago, 3D printing has exploded as a viable way to make products in all shapes, sizes and materials. Continue reading “3D Printing Offers Advantages to Companies and Consumers” »
Posted on November 20th, 2017 in Chemical R&D
Developing a new chemical product requires careful cross-functional collaboration between R&D and manufacturing teams. It also requires an iterative evaluation of manufacturing processes to optimize production. Continue reading “Equal access to data can streamline the entire R&D phase” »
Posted on October 17th, 2017 in Chemical R&D
When less-hazardous chemicals can substitute more dangerous ones, it makes sense to take on the responsibility of re-engineering the processes if it will minimize the risk. That’s why a growing contingent of R&D teams and manufacturing facilities are now replacing substances of very high concern (SVHC) Continue reading “In Pursuit of Safer Chemical Substitutions” »