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July 12, 2012
A two-year nanocomposite collaboration between Pixelligent Technologies and Brewer Science has yielded a next-generation lithography solution that dramatically improves etch...
April 13, 2012
This week has seen Gevo (Engelwood, CO) file an additional lawsuit against isobutanol rival Butamax Advanced Biofuels (Wilmington, DE). It is part of a year long patent...
April 12, 2012
Lonza this week disclosed that it has signed a contract to supply biotech firm Agennix (Heidelberg, Germany) with commercial quantities of Agennix's talactoferrin trial biopharma drug...
March 23, 2012
Many Western pharmaceutical companies – and indeed pharma fine chemical contract manufacturers - have a tough road to tread. As Aslam Malik, president of Ampac Fine Chemicals...
March 16, 2012
This week, BASF has made yet another advance in the lithium battery materials sector through its licensing in of  lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery materials from LiFePO4+C...
March 9, 2012
No single major innovation or technology development stand out this week - but there are some fascinating developments across a range of fronts.  In plant biotechnology, Bayer...
March 2, 2012
So called megatrends associated with earth's growing human population have been in evidence this week: In the agchems field the adoption of GM crops by area grew 8% in 2011 to 160...
January 30, 2012
Biotech has been in the news this week with innovation deals and developments including those that emerged at The Biobased Chemicals Summit held in San Diego this past week was the...
January 20, 2012
The development of new technologies in the biomaterials space arguably is moving ahead more rapidly than any other sector in the chemicals industry. I say arguably because the...
January 16, 2012
This past week has seen a raft of alternative energy technology developments in both the battery and fuel cell fields.  BASF made another step forward in its quest to be the...
December 15, 2011
Innovation was at the heart of discussions at the hugely successful closing ceremony for the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) which took place earlier this...
December 14, 2011
Oh no it’s not. Don't think for one minute that the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) has been pushed off into the long grass. The legacy of IYC is set to continue well...
November 25, 2011
Well a Happy ThanksGiving Week from Chemical Week, Arguably, one of the most important stories of the past few days is the news that the bubble finally seems to have burst on...
November 25, 2011
The big news this week is BASF's plan to spend €100 million ($133 million) in the next five years on R&D in battery technology for vehicles. The company from January 1, 2012...
November 18, 2011
The new wave of biomaterial tech firms is already incoming; The big innovation news this week is that start-up BioAmber took a commercial step forward with its IPO. As an observer...
November 4, 2011
Ron Gerard, Huntsman's corporate sustainability officer tells CW this week that Huntsman is reorienting its R&D toward sustainable chemistries. The company unveiled a series...
November 4, 2011
One of the big talking points at CPhI Worldwide, the largest expo in the world for pharmaceutical ingredients, which ran last week in Frankfurt, was around the concept of quality. The...
November 4, 2011
Thomas: Plastics from CO2. Lohec: Pragmatic approach. Van Beurden: Big in biofuel. Hawkins: Collaboration is key. Leading chemical makers continue to save costs through...
October 21, 2011
The key technology/innovation news this week is the European Commission's publication of a definition of a nanomaterial as "a natural, incidental or manufactured...
October 14, 2011
Shell Chemical detailed some of the jewels in its technology development program this week in a briefing to journalists at its technology center in Amsterdam. One of the technologies...
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