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Dow’s Andrew Liveris Honored with Kavaler Award, Speaks Sustainability

Posted on November 13th, 2015 by in Chemical R&D

What is meant when we toss around the term sustainability, in terms of chemicals production and innovation? In my view, out of all of the green chemistry principles from design for degradation to real-time pollution analysis, perhaps the most fundamentally significant shift toward greener chemistry will be the move toward a biofuel based economy. Continue reading “Dow’s Andrew Liveris Honored with Kavaler Award, Speaks Sustainability” »

Biodegradable Plastic: Hero New Material

Posted on November 6th, 2015 by in New Materials & Applications

Source: SelfEco, September 2013 (http://selfeco.com/pages/polylactic-acid-pla)

It’s rare that entirely new compounds are developed in industrial chemistry, perhaps a handful per year. Compared with the pharmaceutical industry, this can make progress in the development of new materials appear slow. Continue reading “Biodegradable Plastic: Hero New Material” »

The Promise of Green Chemistry

Posted on October 29th, 2015 by in Chemical R&D

Read an excerpt from the Elsevier whitepaper, Green Chemistry Innovation: A New Era of Growth for Industry¬†to discover¬†how systems biology and systems chemistry enable a holistic view of a biological system that is more than it’s sum of molecular components. Continue reading “The Promise of Green Chemistry” »

3D Printing Materials Breakdown: ABS vs PLA

Posted on October 29th, 2015 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

The innovative possibilities for 3D Printing usage are seemingly endless. A key component that impacts usage, however, is the material used in the printing process.¬†The most popular material is plastic, with Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) being the long-standing material of choice. Several renewable sources, including Polylactic Acid (PLA), are gaining ground due to their many environmental and health-related benefits. Continue reading “3D Printing Materials Breakdown: ABS vs PLA” »

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