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US DuPont Teflon Case Resembles Tronox

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

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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” »

Nylon: Synthetic Fiber Becomes a Market Success

Posted on July 15th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

In the beginning, it was mostly about women’s stockings. As the early 20th century progressed, women’s hemlines were getting shorter, and old-fashioned undergarments were going out of style. Continue reading “Nylon: Synthetic Fiber Becomes a Market Success” »

Neoprene: Stretching the Limits Beyond Rubber

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

Many of the synthetics that we rely on today were developed because the popular, natural products they were created to mimic and replace became too expensive. Further, in addition to cost, the synthetics offered unique properties and durability that the natural products lacked. Continue reading “Neoprene: Stretching the Limits Beyond Rubber” »

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