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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” »

China Boosts Innovation with Regulatory Measures

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

While the effects that environmental regulations can have on local economies are often a subject of controversy in Western countries, China has been none too shy about using its regulations to actively influence economic developments. Continue reading “China Boosts Innovation with Regulatory Measures” »

Time to Start Thinking Strategically About EHS Risk

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

Some days, chemical companies probably feel as though it’s raining regulations. The deluge of regulatory considerations, rushing in from all sides, and differing significantly from country to country can make it difficult for even the most diligent company to remain compliant. Continue reading “Time to Start Thinking Strategically About EHS Risk” »