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Safety First in New Product Development

Posted on March 24th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

Navigating a competitive market, chemical companies are trying to squeeze increased revenue out of new product development (NPD) while addressing health and safety concerns at all stages. Continue reading “Safety First in New Product Development” »

Innovation and Intelligence

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

Brilliant innovation of products that miss the market commercially is a common mode of failure of new product launches in the chemical industry.¬† New materials or chemicals that appear novel in the laboratory can fail once put in the hands of paying customers Continue reading “Innovation and Intelligence” »

Getting Innovation to Work: What do the better performers do?

Posted on February 8th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

It’s rare¬†for¬†a head of R&D or product¬†development to¬†not be pondering or worrying about¬†how to optimize new product development output and approaches — and how¬†to do it as fast as possible.¬† Continue reading “Getting Innovation to Work: What do the better performers do?” »

Research and Development: The Struggle is Real!

Posted on January 19th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

I have spent most of my career serving in research and development teams. A couple of years ago I was asked during a meeting, ‚ÄúHow long will this development project take?‚ÄĚ Continue reading “Research and Development: The Struggle is Real!” »

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