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Dr. Kai Pflug
CEO, Management Consulting – Chemicals
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About the author:
With a Ph.D. in chemistry and a master in economics, Kai Pflug Ph.D., started his career as a chemical researcher. After 5 years, he switched to management consulting (primarily for the chemical industry), which he has done for more than 15 years, being based in Shanghai for the last 12 years. This included work as project manager and as Chief Representative of a consulting company in Shanghai. In 2009, Kai started Management Consulting – Chemicals, providing strategy, organization, marketing, sales and innovation consulting to the Chemical industry in China and Asia.
Posts by Dr. Kai Pflug
Posted on August 18th, 2016 in Chemical R&D
A few weeks ago, polymer and intermediate producer Invista issued a press release stating “Improved enforcement of IP [Intellectual Property] laws in China encourages world-class technologies”, announcing that “Invista confidently pursues licensing activities after resolving trade secret cases.” The company indeed recently resolved arbitration against a Chinese producer for use of Invista´s PTA production technology. Continue reading “Better Chinese IP Protection as an Incentive for Innovation” »
Posted on June 13th, 2016 in Chemical R&D
Sometimes writing a blog takes effort, but fortunately sometimes, it more or less just writes itself. This is a case of the latter – reading through various reports and press releases made at the plastics fair Chinaplas last month by leading plastics producers and compounders, Continue reading “Plastics Innovation in China” »
Posted on April 27th, 2016 in Chemical R&D
Many markets in China, including the one for chemicals, have seen a shift towards a stronger mid-level from a previous relatively straightforward split between a small high-end segment of mainly imported products and a much larger low-end segment. Continue reading “China´s Mid-market for Chemicals and Innovation” »
Posted on April 5th, 2016 in Chemical R&D
In the US, shale gas has been a huge driver of innovation – in China, development of this source is still in the early stages. Continue reading “Innovation Driven by China´s Coal Resources” »