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Fast-tracking a bio-based product while saving research costs

Posted on September 15th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

An R&D team needed to create a new bio-based monomer with specific properties (molecular weight, viscosity, and color) and with purity of 99.99%. However, as the first in the world to work on this type of project, they were working in uncharted territory. Continue reading “Fast-tracking a bio-based product while saving research costs” »

How do you lower analytical lab costs?

Posted on May 11th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

A chemist at a global chemical company needed to create new materials for the company’s polymer platform. His challenge was to find and evaluate high performance, cost effective and biodegradable polymers within budget. He needed a way to sort and evaluate large numbers of materials quickly, efficiently and reliably. Continue reading “How do you lower analytical lab costs?” »

Better Chinese IP Protection as an Incentive for Innovation

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

A few weeks ago, polymer and intermediate producer Invista issued a press release stating “Improved enforcement of IP [Intellectual Property] laws in China encourages world-class technologies”, announcing that “Invista confidently pursues licensing activities after resolving trade secret cases.” The company indeed recently resolved arbitration against a Chinese producer for use of Invista´s PTA production technology. Continue reading “Better Chinese IP Protection as an Incentive for Innovation” »

Coating Polymer for Extreme Conditions

Posted on May 12th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

Off-shore oil rigs are in constant need of re-coating due to the corrosive effects of the salty sea. It’s a significant problem, but one that chemicals innovation is uniquely positioned to resolve. All it takes is the dedication to get to Alpha. Continue reading “Coating Polymer for Extreme Conditions” »

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