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Tighter environmental regulation in China: an opportunity for India´s chemical industry?

Posted on November 7th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by an Indian financial service provider. They asked me to speak at their Specialty Chemicals Investor day. I explained that my focus is on China – but it turned out that this was exactly what they were interested in. Continue reading “Tighter environmental regulation in China: an opportunity for India´s chemical industry?” »

Politically induced scarcity leading to innovation

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

Rare earth metals are needed to make many high-tech products, including smartphones, wind turbines, laptops and electric cars. Though 65% of the world’s reserves are located outside of China, currently China supplies more than 93% of the world’s rare earth elements, Continue reading “Politically induced scarcity leading to innovation” »

The 4th Industrial Revolution: Must-Have Skills for Engineers

Posted on December 1st, 2015 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

With the ubiquity of ‘smart’ products in our daily lives, it’s not surprising that the ways in which products are developed and delivered to the market are also increasingly interconnected and intelligent. Continue reading “The 4th Industrial Revolution: Must-Have Skills for Engineers” »

Making Responsible Materials Choices

Posted on November 9th, 2015 by in New Materials & Applications

Chris Walker discusses the importance of making responsible materials choices:

For more than 20 years, the term “climate change” has been on our radar. Fossil fuels, power stations, passenger vehicles. They’re all labeled as the main culprits. But there are plenty of other big offenders that most of us tend to simply overlook. Continue reading “Making Responsible Materials Choices” »