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Breakthrough Innovation at Any Speed

Posted on November 23rd, 2015 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

How novel must an innovation be to achieve “breakthrough” status? Is it merely the invention of the of something new and different – the what – or is it first necessary for the innovation to achieve successful commercialization – the how? When it comes to manufacturing, we are currently poised for another breakthrough moment. Take the jump to find out more.  Continue reading “Breakthrough Innovation at Any Speed” »

Outcome Focused: From “Out of the Box” to “There is No Box”

Posted on November 13th, 2015 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Issue or outcome? As engineers charged with the responsibility of maintaining and growing our company’s profitability through its product line, dowe focus too much on incremental improvement at the expense of breakthrough innovation? Does the necessity of addressing very real day-to-day issuesContinue reading “Outcome Focused: From “Out of the Box” to “There is No Box”” »

Computing + Experimentation = Faster, Better Solutions

Posted on November 10th, 2015 by in New Materials & Applications

Supercomputing technologies and similar solutions have been fueling a rise in computing-based science and engineering for years. With the exponential increase of available research and technical data, the demand for solutions that take all that content and process it to add a layer of decision-support capabilities such as descriptive, semantic, comparative and predictive analytics is palpable in research-intensive markets. Continue reading “Computing + Experimentation = Faster, Better Solutions” »

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” »

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