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Posted on May 11th, 2017 by Christina Valimaki 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?” »
Posted on August 18th, 2016 by Dr. Kai Pflug 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” »
Posted on May 12th, 2016 by Christina Valimaki 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” »
Posted on October 28th, 2015 by Regina Javier in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence
Plastics are among the best ‘fruits’ of the chemical process industry and are used extensively in our lives. Unfortunately, every year, the UK produces 29 million metric tons of municipal waste and in 1999, 4 million metric tons of plastic packaging and 2 million mertic tons of plastic were landfilled. Learn the different ways that Municipal and industrial plastic wastes are treated here.