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Less Red Tape + More Shared, Structured, and Normalized Data = Faster Chemical Innovation

Posted on May 4th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

Chemical innovation in Europe and the US has become less friendly to fundamental research-based breakthrough innovation in recent years – but leading chemical organizations are pushing back. Continue reading “Less Red Tape + More Shared, Structured, and Normalized Data = Faster Chemical Innovation” »

Transforming an unprofitable product to a profitable one

Posted on April 28th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

An agricultural and herbicide company had a product in their portfolio that was struggling. The solvent had been losing market share and its negative margin had attracted the attention of management. If manufacturing costs could not be reduced, then the company would likely need to stop making the product. They needed a solution quickly. Continue reading “Transforming an unprofitable product to a profitable one” »

Bringing a Business Mindset to R&D

Posted on March 10th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

Chemical R&D is under heavy pressure to show business results these days. Often viewed more as a “wish list” item that just isn’t providing big money results, exploratory research is getting sidelined in order to put money into projects that will provide short-term gains. Continue reading “Bringing a Business Mindset to R&D” »

Designing With Constraints In Mind

Posted on January 20th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

When taking on any new project, a smart first step is to clearly define what you’re trying to achieve. What does success look like? What does failure look like? Where are the lines that you cannot or will not cross? What are your boundary conditions? Continue reading “Designing With Constraints In Mind” »

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