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Christina Valimaki

Christina Valimaki


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

Biodegradable Plastic: Hero New Material

Posted on November 6th, 2015 in New Materials & Applications

Source: SelfEco, September 2013 (

It’s rare that entirely new compounds are developed in industrial chemistry, perhaps a handful per year. Compared with the pharmaceutical industry, this can make progress in the development of new materials appear slow. Continue reading “Biodegradable Plastic: Hero New Material” »

What About Organic (Growth)?

Posted on October 30th, 2015 in Chemical R&D

On Tuesday of this week I had the pleasure of attending the Valence Group’s first Chemicals Industry M&A conference at the Langham Place Hotel in New York. It was a fantastic program, with 7 Chemical company Chairmen or CEOs presenting their stories, and lessons learned, on creating shareholder value through M&A in recent years. Continue reading “What About Organic (Growth)?” »

The Right Tools

Posted on October 29th, 2015 in Chemical R&D

What will drive the chemical industry in advanced economies? How does the chemical industry add value for customers and what does it mean for new product development? Product and process innovation opens new markets, reduces waste and drives revenue. Not surprisingly, companies in the chemical industry are increasingly putting innovation on the top of their list of priorities. Continue reading “The Right Tools” »

The Promise of Green Chemistry

Posted on October 29th, 2015 in Chemical R&D

Read an excerpt from the Elsevier whitepaper, Green Chemistry Innovation: A New Era of Growth for Industry to discover how systems biology and systems chemistry enable a holistic view of a biological system that is more than it’s sum of molecular components. Continue reading “The Promise of Green Chemistry” »

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