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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” »
Posted on January 12th, 2016 by Dr. Sina EbnesajjadChemical Manufacturing Excellence
When Puccini composed his magnificent opera Tosca he never imagined an environmental law’s acronym would be pronounced Tosca! While Tosca has not changed over time, TSCA is undergoing significant changes with looming impact on industries producing or consuming chemicals. Continue reading “TOSCA is an Opera, TSCA can be a Drama” »
Posted on January 11th, 2016 by Chris WalkerChemical R&D
Whether you’re starting a new project, a new phase of work or a new year, getting off to a great start can make a real difference. Hitting the ground running and building, or maintaining, momentum is often easier said than done though. Continue reading “Getting Off To A Great Start” »
Posted on January 11th, 2016 by Ken KlapprothChemical Manufacturing Excellence
Feeling burned by this holiday’s hottest gift? What was supposed to fuel this seasons tech innovation craze ends up sparking fires for hundreds of unsuspecting purchasers around the globe. While several potential reasons could be at play causing hoverboards to burst Continue reading “‘Flame On’ for the Holiday’s Hottest Gift” »
Posted on January 4th, 2016 by Chris WalkerChemical R&D
As we’ve been approaching the end of the year, my mind has shifted from a focus on “keeping things moving” to “getting things done”. The end of the year is a natural breakpoint and a time which often coincides with our milestones or delivery Continue reading “Finishing Well – There’s More To It Than You Might Think” »
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