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Knovel-Wiley Partnership Empowers Engineers to Navigate Chemical Manufacturing Challenges

Posted on August 1st, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

 

In an increasingly complex chemical manufacturing environment, engineers have to be ready to anticipate an array of potential problems, mitigate risks and perform vital materials characterization on a regular basis. What’s more, they often must be able to do these things very quickly, at a moment’s notice. Continue reading “Knovel-Wiley Partnership Empowers Engineers to Navigate Chemical Manufacturing Challenges” »

Energy Conservation Part 5 – Innovation

Posted on January 24th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Instrumentation and control professionals are knowledgeable in various disciplines and are typically in a good (and sometimes unique) position to improve the utilization of energy in their plants. Continue reading “Energy Conservation Part 5 – Innovation” »

Politically induced scarcity leading to innovation

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

Rare earth metals are needed to make many high-tech products, including smartphones, wind turbines, laptops and electric cars. Though 65% of the world’s reserves are located outside of China, currently China supplies more than 93% of the world’s rare earth elements, Continue reading “Politically induced scarcity leading to innovation” »

The Future of Materials

Posted on August 19th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

Recently Google was issued a patent for an adhesive applied to the hood of a car (U.S. Patent No. 9,340,178, 2016).  The adhesive’s purpose is to catch a person who has been struck by a car, keeping them from bouncing off the hood and getting run over. Continue reading “The Future of Materials” »