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April 25, 2011
Editor's note: Our offices were closed on Friday. Here's a quick, if belated, news and innovation round-up. This Week on CW: Dow Chemical is planning a major ethylene and propylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/News-and-Innovation-Round-Up-April-25-2011_34356.html
April 15, 2011
This Week on CW: RAG Foundation, the owner of Evonik, is planning an IPO of the company within 15 months. A new report says the EU's biofuel policies "encourage unethical...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-April-15_34211.html
April 14, 2011
Emerging chemical technologies have been under the spotlight this week. First generation biofuels – particularly those sourced by European Union (EU) countries have...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-April-14_34117.html
April 12, 2011
In my recent efforts to assist a client to find suppliers of certain product, I took the easy route i.e. using one of the search engines. The results were very interesting. Most of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Girish-Malhotra/Information-Challenges-for-Product-Process-Development-and-Process-Design-A-Reality-Check_34062.html
April 11, 2011
The recent earthquake in Japan, which I experienced first-hand, and the unfortunate events that followed reinforce the importance of safety in all industries, including the chemical sector. We all think our safety designs are good and our safety procedures effective, and then Mother Nature throws out a surprise to test us....
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Is-Too-Safe-Even-Possible_34059.html
April 8, 2011
This Week on CW: Solvay is acquiring Rhodia for $4.8 billion, ending months of speculation over what the Belgian company will do with its pile of cash. At GPCA Plastics Forum in Dubai...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-April-8_34036.html
April 8, 2011
Arguably the most interesting technology development to emerge this week is the disclosure by privately owned start-up Proterro (Princeton, NJ) that it is developing a cyanobacteria ...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/CWs-Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-April-7_34014.html
April 4, 2011
By Dimitri de Vreeze, President, DSM Resins & Functional Materials Last year at DSM we announced a new strategy to address unmet needs in relation to three key global societal...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/DSM-Building-a-Platform-for-Innovation-in-a-Volatile-Raw-Material-World_33940.html
March 29, 2011
By Harry Zervos of IDTechEx The Northern Way is a unique initiative in the UK, bringing together partners across the North of England to work together to improve the economic...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Printed-Electronic-Demonstrators-Emerge-in-Europe_33774.html
March 25, 2011
Japan’s chemical industry continues to be significantly adversely affected by the recent earthquake. CW's journalists are following any reports of shortages of certain materials...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-up-March-25_33757.html
March 24, 2011
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU; Cleveland, OH) say they have developed a low cost catalyst made from carbon nanotubes dipped in a polymer solution that equals the...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Weekly-Industry-Innovation-Round-up-March-24_33688.html
March 25, 2011
Resource scarcity, renewable energy and energy efficiency, water, oceans, agriculture, and materials will be among the most important policy topics to be negotiated at next...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Rio-+20-Comes-into-View-A-Challenge-and-Opportunity-for-Industry_33647.html
March 21, 2011
Water is the single most important chemical compound for the preservation of life and human progress, yet close to a billion people lack access to clean, safe drinking...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/First-of-its-Kind-Global-Water-Experiment-for-Students-Launches-on-World-Water-Day_33600.html
March 18, 2011
This Week on CW: Berkshire Hathaway is acquiring Lubrizol in a $9.7 billion all-cash deal that values the company at $135/share. After the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-March-18_33587.html
March 17, 2011
Major petrochemical companies are starting to make serious moves into the markets for biomaterials and biofuels. In an interesting R&D initiative, Total Petrochemicals, IFP...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-Round-up-March-17_33508.html
March 11, 2011
This Week on CW: BP is buying a major Brazilian ethanol and sugar producer in a $680 million deal. ExxonMobil Chemical expects growth to be driven by the availability of unconventional...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-March-11_33425.html
March 14, 2011
The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA; Brussels), as part of the activities for the 2011 International Year of Chemistry, has launched a video to show how chemistry is used many...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/IYC-EPCA-Launches-Official-Video-to-Attract-Young-People-to-Chemistry-video_33257.html
March 9, 2011
Participants in Chemical Week's Petrochemical Roundtable Fifteen CEOs, decision makers and experts of the petrochemical industry turned up at IHS Chemical Week's first Petrochemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Peck-Hwee-Sim/IHS-Chemical-Weeks-Petrochemical-Roundtable-in-Houston-attracts-key-industry-players_33296.html
March 7, 2011
On a visit with an auto manufacturing customer a few years ago, I asked him what he would like to change about his cars. He said he would love to have components to build cars that are safer for drivers and lighter weight to decrease emissions. Oh, and they should also be less expensive than what we use today. After I got over the initial reaction to such a tall order, I said, “Great idea. We’ll get to work on that.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/All-Components-are-Not-Created-Equal_33224.html
March 4, 2011
This Week on CW: The U.S. House and Senate have both introduced bills extending the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, or CFATS. Earnings rose at North American commodity and...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-March-4_33228.html
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