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Posted on January 22nd, 2016 by Ken KlapprothNew Materials & Applications
The goals of automobile design – weight reduction, aerodynamic body design, minimal component rust and deterioration – are all tied to overcoming the chemical limitations of using a combustion reaction as a power source. Continue reading “Materials Science Meets Automotive Design: At a Major Intersection in 2016” »
Posted on January 19th, 2016 by Carlton WashburnChemical R&D
I have spent most of my career serving in research and development teams. A couple of years ago I was asked during a meeting, “How long will this development project take?” Continue reading “Research and Development: The Struggle is Real!” »
Posted on January 18th, 2016 by Chris WalkerChemical R&D
The environmental impact of manufacturing processes we implement and the materials we choose are often important factors in design and development projects. But the effect that any product we create has on the environment doesn’t stop when it comes off the Continue reading “The Plastic Problem” »
Posted on January 18th, 2016 by Ken KlapprothNew Materials & Applications
Looking to pick up a few extra dollars before the holiday credit card bills roll in? Seems there is building demand for endohedral fullerenes – the world’s most expensive material. Continue reading “Big Bucks for Bucky-balls” »
Posted on January 13th, 2016 by David W. Spitzer, P.E.Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
Sustainability seems to be the buzzword of the day. When asked to share my perspective through this blog, I had to ask myself, “What is sustainability?” Continue reading “Defining Sustainability in Instrumentation and Process Control” »
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