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UN Year of Chemistry Launches: Only a Change of Mentality will Solve Global Issues

1:43 PM MST | February 4, 2011 | Alex Scott

The International Year of Chemistry (IYC) was officially launched today with a series of presentations and films at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris. Hans-Ulrich Engel, board member for BASF in a presentation told about 500 delegates that the mindset toward the chemical industry by regulators and by the public must change if the industry’s full potential to solve global issues is to be harnessed. Additionally, innovators must move to a new “systems solutions” approach that goes beyond looking at the solution at the molecular level and...

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