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Going Big at Nano Scale

Posted on November 28th, 2015 by in New Materials & Applications

What exactly makes “advanced material” – well, advanced? Throughout history, humans have been adapting, manipulating, and combining materials to suit our needs. Continue reading “Going Big at Nano Scale” »

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”” »

You Have to Build It For Them to Come

Posted on October 29th, 2015 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

What good is the most innovative product of the century if you can’t produce it at scale? When considering topics for this blog it was obvious from interactions with customers and industry leaders that innovation is perennially of interest. However, since statistics show that 95% of all new product development initiatives fail, bad ideas alone could not account for this significant failure rate. Continue reading “You Have to Build It For Them to Come” »

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