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Planning Backwards™, Part 2

Posted on February 2nd, 2018 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

This post is written in two parts. In the first we explored a journey I started years ago trying to understand better ways to manage chemical development projects.  This second part details experiments run in the classroom that combined to form the framework of Planning Backwards.

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Bio Inspired Materials: The Electric Eel

Posted on January 11th, 2018 by in New Materials & Applications

When it comes to designing new materials, it’s often worth turning to nature for inspiration. After millions of years of evolution there’s a vast array of complex materials all around us. Continue reading “Bio Inspired Materials: The Electric Eel” »

Brazilian Recovery, Argentine Projects Among APLA Highlights

Posted on December 18th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The economic recoveries in Brazil and Argentina are trickling down to the nation’s chemical industries, which are seeing demand rise and – in Argentina – the possibility of new capacity. These were among the highlights of this year’s annual meeting held by the Latin American Petrochemical Association (APLA), which ended Tuesday 14 November. Continue reading “Brazilian Recovery, Argentine Projects Among APLA Highlights” »

“Decisive Actions” Needed for GCC Chemicals

Posted on December 15th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The traditional reliance of the chemical industry in the GCC region on cheap and plentiful feedstock is no longer a guarantee for competitive performance. “Changes are necessary” to remain a global chemical powerhouse, according to the chairman of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA). Continue reading ““Decisive Actions” Needed for GCC Chemicals” »

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