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5 most popular Chemicals and Materials Now blog posts from 2016

Posted on January 27th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

Increasingly advanced consumer technology is a hot topic among those working in the chemicals and materials space, so it’s not a wonder that posts about two different smart phones were among the most popular blogs in 2016. Continue reading “5 most popular Chemicals and Materials Now blog posts from 2016” »

Seeds of Innovation – Part 1

Posted on November 21st, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

In my long career of commercial development in the chemical industry, I have found ideation to be one of the most difficult and frustrating processes to design and manage.  Continue reading “Seeds of Innovation – Part 1” »

Sustainability in instrumentation and process control: Culture as a key factor

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Various aspects of the culture in which a plant operates can affect its sustainability.  The culture in the plant can often be the most exhilarating or burdensome cultural force affecting the sustainability.  Continue reading “Sustainability in instrumentation and process control: Culture as a key factor” »

Sustainability in Instrumentation and Process Control: Consider the Economics

Posted on April 27th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Economics is perhaps the best-understood of the four domains (process, economics, politics and culture) in our working definition of sustainability because it entails traditional activities to improve profitability that are already occurring in various forms throughout the organization.  Continue reading “Sustainability in Instrumentation and Process Control: Consider the Economics” »

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