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Posted on December 11th, 2015 by Christina ValimakiChemical R&D
I called up Joe Chang of ICIS News today for a chat on the idea of a Dow DuPont Merger, and here’s what he had to say. Continue reading “Joe Chang on Dow-DuPont & American Innovation Jobs” »
Posted on December 11th, 2015 by Chris WalkerNew Materials & Applications
It’s a commonly held view that the world is at a tipping point for renewable energy. Renewable sources are now making up a significant proportion of all new power capacity added around the world. Continue reading “Renewable Energy In 2015” »
Posted on December 11th, 2015 by Mike SchmidtChemical Manufacturing Excellence
On December 1, 2015 investigators studying the crash of an AirAsia flight the previous December released their report, in which they concluded that the crash stemmed from an upset caused by pilot error. This, despite the fact that a control system had malfunctioned because of a cracked solder joint and that records showed the system had malfunctioned 23 times in the year before the crash. Continue reading “Finding What You’re Looking For: Safety Investigations” »
Posted on December 7th, 2015 by Christina ValimakiChemical R&D
Green chemistry advances are making human waste recycling accessible in many parts of the world, and diverse projects are emerging to make wastewater containing sewage a profitable asset that promotes sustainability.
Posted on December 5th, 2015 by Ken KlapprothChemical Manufacturing Excellence
What good is an advanced material if you can’t make it? And it’s not just about making it once – in a test tube or a controlled lab. Even the latest, most innovative breakthrough material is useless unless it can be manufactured efficiently, economically, safely, with suitable quality, and at a scale to fulfill demand. Continue reading “Engineering the Engineered” »
Posted on December 4th, 2015 by Chris WalkerNew Materials & Applications
With the end of the year rapidly approaching, now seems like a good time to look back, take stock and notice some of the technological advances that have been made this year. Today we’re going to focus on the world of 3D printing. Continue reading “The World Of 3D Printing In 2015” »
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