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October 19, 2009
About five years ago FDA issued its “PAT [Process Analytical Technology] Guidance for Industry”. FDA’s intent by issuing the guidelines is to encourage the...
October 9, 2009
Former Green Party politician acknowledges culture change in the chemical industry....
October 8, 2009
Throughout its history, the U.S. chemical industry has played a vital role in driving economic growth in the country. Other key sectors of the economy–from farming to electronics...
September 25, 2009
A recent survey “Pharmaceutical Process Control: Is the Great Divide Growing?” makes one think and ponder about the direction of manufacturing technologies and process...
September 24, 2009
The chemicals market is notoriously cyclical.  The pricing volatility associated with this cyclicality makes it difficult for buyers and sellers to agree on the...
September 22, 2009
OK, so I was going to love this story. It involves a bottle that was supposed to be BPA free, but really isn't, a company that is trying to cash in on the BPA frenzy, and my favorite rock band....
September 17, 2009
The recession is "very likely over," according to U.S. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. Pop open some champagne, pile into the Gulfstream, and head to your new condo in Miami!...
September 17, 2009
Packaging waste-including plastics waste-the scourge of Western civilization, has found itself an unlikely vocal champion.   New York-based packaging designer Randy Ludacer has a...
September 17, 2009
A general sense of optimism characterized the Chemical Week 6th annual CEO China Roundtable held on September 16, 2009 in Shanghai. China has benefited from a huge government economic...
September 3, 2009
Although materials for organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) are getting better and better, and encouraging news about record-breaking parameters in efficacy and luminance were...
August 31, 2009
The year was 2004. I was standing on the top of a ladder painting my son’s bedroom and listening to the BBC’s news on the radio when a spokesman for Dow Chemical announced...
August 25, 2009
U.S. officials, ranging from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to (predictably, considering the bill bears his name) California Representative Henry Waxman are urging the Senate to pass cap-and-trade legislation before December's Copenhagen climate talks. It's a worthy goal considering the leverage that would accrue to the U.S. as a result of passage, leverage that would be far less useful after the talks....
August 21, 2009
Pharmaceuticals have their own unique technology and pricing positions compared with the other chemical products. Can we introduce innovative development and manufacturing technologies...
August 5, 2009
Chemical Engineers during their training are taught that they will commercialize and/or operate a process that will produce consistent quality product all the time (without re-work)...
August 4, 2009
Today, for the second time in the past several months, the New York Times published an editorial calling for a "tough chemical plant safety bill." The paper correctly points...
August 4, 2009
By Chris Cerimele Managing Director, Lincoln International    During my visit to Tokyo last week I learned that while economic conditions have stabilized, most Japanese...
August 3, 2009
Climate change is a new challenge and a major discussion point between the developed and the developing countries. Some sort of emission limits will be placed as we move forward. There...
July 31, 2009
Business Week's current issue polls U.S. CEOs, including ACC chief Cal Dooley, on President Obama's performance....
July 24, 2009
Could last week's deadly explosion lead to permanent closure of the plant?...
July 9, 2009
Deloitte, the consulting major, recently released its mid-year outlook for the chemical industry. Here are some interesting takeaways, along with some other thoughts...
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