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Posted on August 7th, 2017 by Dr. Sina EbnesajjadChemical R&D
This post is the third in a series of four discussing avoidable disasters caused by human beings. Of the four posts three describe examples of disasters created by human beings Continue reading “Familiar Patterns of Man-made Disasters, Part 3 of 4: Climate Change (no Chinese hoax!)” »
Posted on August 4th, 2017 by Achuth RaoNew Materials & Applications
3D printing or additive manufacturing has come a long way in becoming a main stream production process for industrial scale applications. 3D printing has been used to make complex shapes and light weight products made from polymers or metals Continue reading “Digital Light Synthesis: Bringing Chemistry to the World of Manufacturing” »
Posted on August 3rd, 2017 by Rhian O’ConnorChemicals Industry News and Analysis
Propylene oxide (PO) is in strong demand, especially for polyurethanes applications, but tight control of the technology is limiting the building of new plants. This could change in the near future as the Chinese launch new production processes. Continue reading “The PO Problem” »
Posted on August 2nd, 2017 by Ken KlapprothNew Materials & Applications
What could be perceived as raising the specter of “Big Brother”, a Wisconsin company is offering employees microchip implants beginning this month. A majority have agreed, do you? Continue reading “Human RFID Implant – Orwellian or Requested?” »
Posted on August 1st, 2017 by Matt WeberChemical Manufacturing Excellence
In an increasingly complex chemical manufacturing environment, engineers have to be ready to anticipate an array of potential problems, mitigate risks and perform vital materials characterization on a regular basis. What’s more, they often must be able to do these things very quickly, at a moment’s notice. Continue reading “Knovel-Wiley Partnership Empowers Engineers to Navigate Chemical Manufacturing Challenges” »
Posted on July 31st, 2017 by William BeachamChemicals Industry News and Analysis
DSM has become something of a sustainability trailblazer for the chemical industry as it pushes the concept of carbon pricing through its own operations and investments as well as lobbying others to do so. Continue reading “DSM Pushes Carbon Pricing” »
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