Chemicals & Materials Now!
From basic to specialty, and everything in between
Posted on March 3rd, 2016 by Chris WalkerChemical R&D
After our recent dive into sustainable development and a closer look at the impact our materials choices can have on the world around us, I’ve been talking with Dr Andrew Watts who is part of the CleanSea Project team. Continue reading “Interview: The Effect Of Plastic In Our Oceans” »
Posted on March 2nd, 2016 by Stephen TotonChemical R&D
Many people talk about an Innovation culture as an aspiration – or point to examples such as Apple, Facebook, Google, etc. Continue reading “How to Build and Maintain an Innovative Culture” »
Posted on February 29th, 2016 by Dr. Sina EbnesajjadChemical R&D
Fluorine is the most reactive of all elements, capable of reacting with everything, even gold, often violently. The exceptions are helium, neon and argon. Yet it has entered human life in quiet and vital ways Continue reading “Fluorine (F) is the tiger of elements – tamed it is a friend!” »
Posted on February 29th, 2016 by Dr. Kai PflugChemical R&D
A key development of the global chemical industry in 2015 was a further shift of leading multinational chemical companies towards specialties. Continue reading “Complexity as a key entry barrier in the chemical industry” »
Posted on February 29th, 2016 by Ken KlapprothChemical Manufacturing Excellence
Early in my engineering career, my first Design Chief told me, “No one should care more about your career than you.” While that is true, this infographic can certainly help give it a boost. Continue reading “Unlocking Your Career with LinkedIn” »
Posted on February 26th, 2016 by Mike SchmidtChemical Manufacturing Excellence
“Some risks are plainly acceptable and others are plainly unacceptable.” (I.U.D. v. A.P.I., 448 U.S. 607, 655).
When Justice Stevens wrote that opinion for the majority in the 1980 OSHA Benzene case, he went on to add that odds of fatality of one in a billion could not be considered significant but that for odds Continue reading “Risk Tolerance: How Low Do You Go?” »
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