Chemicals & Materials Now!
From basic to specialty, and everything in between
Posted on February 9th, 2016 by Christina ValimakiChemical R&D
The focus of plastic research has shifted considerably in the past few decades, now centering on sustainability of production rather than economy of scale. Continue reading “Advances in material science produced cheaper, cleaner and more durable plastics in 2015” »
Posted on February 8th, 2016 by Regina JavierNew Materials & Applications
It’s rare for a head of R&D or product development to not be pondering or worrying about how to optimize new product development output and approaches — and how to do it as fast as possible. Continue reading “Getting Innovation to Work: What do the better performers do?” »
Posted on February 1st, 2016 by Chris WalkerChemical R&D
We’ve looked before at how our decisions can impact the environment, but sustainable development is about much more than that. Continue reading “Sustainable Development – Where To Begin?” »
Posted on February 1st, 2016 by Michael D. BrownChemical R&D
To be clear –this post is NOT about red dye #40 and artificial preservatives for chocolate candies. Rather it is intended to pass along a few observations and comments on the state of marketing in the chemical industry. Continue reading “M&Ms and Chemicals?” »
Posted on January 29th, 2016 by Stephen TotonChemical R&D
It’s easy to get enthusiastic about a good portfolio management – or even a stage process but, far too often, we forget the importance of a well-functioning Decision Board. Continue reading “Decision Boards in the Innovation Process” »
Posted on January 28th, 2016 by Dr. Sina EbnesajjadNew Materials & Applications
Before boron nitride nanotubes (BN2T) there was carbon nanotubes (CNT’s). Carbon nanotubes are said to have supplanted fullerenes (Bucky Balls) as the hottest research topic of the 20th century in 1991. Continue reading “CNT’s are old stuff. Make room for BNNT – it is stronger and can take the heat!” »
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