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Alpha Moments: Celebrating Chemical R&D and Manufacturing Innovations

Posted on April 11th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

The term ‘Alpha’ has many meanings. It can be the first letter in the Greek alphabet, a socially dominant male animal, or even concepts in software development, physics and chemistry. Continue reading “Alpha Moments: Celebrating Chemical R&D and Manufacturing Innovations” »

Complexity as a key entry barrier in the chemical industry

Posted on February 29th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

A key development of the global chemical industry in 2015 was a further shift of leading multinational chemical companies towards specialties. Continue reading “Complexity as a key entry barrier in the chemical industry” »

Innovation and Intelligence

Posted on February 25th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

Brilliant innovation of products that miss the market commercially is a common mode of failure of new product launches in the chemical industry.  New materials or chemicals that appear novel in the laboratory can fail once put in the hands of paying customers Continue reading “Innovation and Intelligence” »

China – the Future of Chemical R&D

Posted on February 10th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

In one of my previous posts, I described a certain slowdown in R&D activities in China on the part of multinational companies. My post today is a pledge to chemical companies to keep and expand R&D activities in China, as I am convinced that China will be the key future location of chemical R&D. Continue reading “China – the Future of Chemical R&D” »

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