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Christina Valimaki

Christina Valimaki

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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.


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3D Printing Materials Breakdown: ABS vs PLA

Posted on October 29th, 2015 in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

The innovative possibilities for 3D Printing usage are seemingly endless. A key component that impacts usage, however, is the material used in the printing process. The most popular material is plastic, with Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) being the long-standing material of choice. Several renewable sources, including Polylactic Acid (PLA), are gaining ground due to their many environmental and health-related benefits. Continue reading “3D Printing Materials Breakdown: ABS vs PLA” »

Lessons from the Field – The Value of Interdisciplinary Research

Posted on October 28th, 2015 in New Materials & Applications

A researcher in Materials Science describes the importance of reading and researching outside standard fields of research – talking about his results of combining materials science, biology and medicine.

Anthony B. Brennan, Ph.D., D.Sc. is a professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida, where he leads the Brennan Research Group. But he also has a strong interest in biology and has a joint appointment to the University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering. Much of his research, therefore, lies at the intersection of materials science, biology and medicine.”

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