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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
March 3, 2011
As far as I know, "government regulation" has never been cited as the cause for any economic recession, ever. So when Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI came out with a study...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/EPAs-Ozone-Standard-Another-Recession_33192.html
March 3, 2011
Codexis (Redwood City), an innovator in the field of enzymes technology this week disclosed that it is making good progress in the development of enzymes for use in carbon capture and...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-Round-up-March-3_33190.html
February 28, 2011
Over the past few generations, women in the sciences have increased in number and great strides have been made to introduce young women to the possibility of science as a career. While...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Virtual-Conference-Celebrates-the-Past-Present-and-Future-of-Women-in-Chemistry_33106.html
February 25, 2011
This Week on CW: BASF's profits rose as economic conditions continued to improve, and the company is optimistic about 2011. At CW's annual India conference, speakers said the country...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Feb-25_33098.html
February 18, 2011
This Week on CW: Air Products has dropped its $70/share hostile bid for Airgas as a court upheld the latter's poison pill. LyondellBasell's profits are way, way up. Bayer has started...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Industry-News-Round-Up-Feb-18_32950.html
February 17, 2011
Steps were taken this week toward enhancing the safety of nanomaterials: The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC; Brussels) yesterday officially opened the first...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/CWs-Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-Feb-17_32912.html
February 15, 2011
I’m issuing a challenge to chemical companies worldwide. Build environmental responsibility into your operating budgets. Some companies primarily look at protecting our...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/New-Challenge-Build-Environmental-Responsibility-into-Your-Budget_32869.html
February 9, 2011
This week’s innovation stories are a mixed bag with high-level policy discussions on innovation in Europe emerging as a key issue for the European chemical industry. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Chemical-Industrys-Weekly-Innovation-Round-up-Feb-9_32704.html
February 9, 2011
Patents are filed to preserve intellectual property for the duration of the patent life. This is the fundamental right of every inventor as they protect their invention from...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Girish-Malhotra/Are-Patents-a-Double-edged-Sword-Perspectives-Matter_32701.html
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