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Wrong Material = $15MM Record Fine

Posted on March 28th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

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Compromising on material selection for your product can lead to dire consequences – just ask Gree Electric Appliances Inc. Continue reading “Wrong Material = $15MM Record Fine” »

“Sayonara” or “2.0” for Manufacturing in the US?

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

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There’s nothing quite like a presidential election cycle to dredge up old wounds and throw in some salt – this time, it’s manufacturing jobs. Continue reading ““Sayonara” or “2.0” for Manufacturing in the US?” »

Cutting the Cord of Plug-in Electric Cars

Posted on March 14th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

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Can history hold the solution to the range limitations on current plug-in electric vehicle batteries? Instead of focusing on improving battery materials, perhaps the answer is in the cord? Continue reading “Cutting the Cord of Plug-in Electric Cars” »

Stop Crying Over Feedstock Supplies – Take a Tissue

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

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With all the recent issues issues in the oil markets from foreign exchange factors to uncertain demand growth and the return of Iran to the global market, are there lessons learned from manufacturers of other products – such as facial tissues – that chemicals companies can apply to improve certainty in their feedstock supply chain? Continue reading “Stop Crying Over Feedstock Supplies – Take a Tissue” »

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