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R&D Investments Shift East, Challenging Traditional Research Centers

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 by

The chemical industry has served as a key driver of China’s “turbo-charged” GDP growth, which has remained above 7 percent since 2011. Meanwhile, R&D spending across Asia continues to increase, accounting for more than 32 percent of global spending on science. Continue reading “R&D Investments Shift East, Challenging Traditional Research Centers” »

Innovation Needs More Collaboration

Posted on June 16th, 2017 by

Collaborative innovation in the chemical sector has a long history and can bring many benefits, but it creates tension over intellectual property and openness – companies need to address these issues going forward Continue reading “Innovation Needs More Collaboration” »

Discovering a substitute for tin as a catalyst

Posted on June 15th, 2017 by

When new regulations limited the use of tin catalysts for silicone-based consumer products, an R&D team in a global specialty chemicals company had to seek viable alternatives. Continue reading “Discovering a substitute for tin as a catalyst” »

ICIS Innovation Awards: The benefits of winning go beyond the award

Posted on June 12th, 2017 by

“Being a small company, it’s hard for us to actually convince larger companies to use our technology,” reports Sudip Majumdar, Chief Technology Officer of Compact Membrane System. “This award gave us a lot of credibility.” Continue reading “ICIS Innovation Awards: The benefits of winning go beyond the award” »

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