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Start By Defining The “What” Instead Of The “How”

Posted on September 2nd, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

We know that the best way to kick off any design or development work is to get to grips with the problem we’re trying to solve. As we looked at last time, understanding who the key stakeholders are and what they’re most interested is an important first step in finding the right solution. Continue reading “Start By Defining The “What” Instead Of The “How”” »

US DuPont Teflon Case Resembles Tronox

Posted on July 28th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D


The Dow-DuPont merger won shareholder approval this week, but is danger looming on the horizon for the fate of the super-merger?  Chemours, the 2014 DuPont spin-off, faces significant personal-injury litigation over the use of PFOA as a feedstock in the creation of Teflon. Continue reading “US DuPont Teflon Case Resembles Tronox” »

R&D growth shifts from EU to emerging markets, but challenges remain

Posted on July 18th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

R&D spending in China is expected to grow by more than €25bn by 2020, nearly three times the expected R&D growth in EU (€9bn) during the same period, according to consultancy Arthur D Little. Continue reading “R&D growth shifts from EU to emerging markets, but challenges remain” »

Do New Regulations Risk Innovation?

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


By jarmoluk [CC0 Public Domain], via pixabay

Congressional overhaul of chemical regulations lauds increased safety, but does innovation take it on the chin? Continue reading “Do New Regulations Risk Innovation?” »

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