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January 25, 2010
Ford promotes its development and use of soy-based foam for seating in cars. The foam can be 30% lighter than petrochemical-derived alternaitives...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Soybean-based-Foam-for-Automotive-Seats-video_24330.html
December 21, 2009
The climate accord agreed in Copenhagen on Saturday arguably will do little to protect the planet from anthropogenic climate change. As every face-saving politician that participated...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/After-Copenhagen-Blog-What-it-Means-for-Industry-and-Two-Conspiracy-Theories_23706.html
May 18, 2010
Yesterday I queued for more than 5 hours in near freezing conditions to pick up my badge and enter the Copenhagen climate conference. I was not alone. Unlike other United Nations...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Towing-the-Copenhagen-Line-blog_23562.html
December 17, 2009
The atmosphere outside the conference center in Copenhagen where climate negotiations are ongoing soured today when riot police clashed with protestors. Hundreds of protestors were met...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Copenhagen-blog-day-8-The-Atmosphere-Sours_23568.html
December 14, 2009
The Copenhagen United Nations climate summit arguably is the world’s most important peace time meeting of the past 50 years. With so much at stake for the chemicals industry (as...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Copenhagen-day-6-of-summit-Boats-Trains-and-Automobiles_23513.html
December 9, 2009
The Copenhagen climate summit is well underway. The chattering classes around the world-are chattering increasingly about climate change. There’s a view among some of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Do-You-Belong-to-the-Religion-of-Climate-Change_23364.html
November 20, 2009
Participants of the Long-range Research Initiative (LRI) - a program introduced by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) to further the scientific understanding of...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Chemicals-Safety-Getting-on-with-it_22899.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Yes-Men-Poised-to-Put-the-Chemical-Industry-on-the-Back-Foot-this-October_21058.html
May 19, 2009
A small group of the chemical industry’s senior executives gathered together in the past week at the United Nations (UN) International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM-2)...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Al-Mady-Hambrecht-Jourquin-and-More-Demonstrate-Leadership-on-the-World-Stage_18981.html
May 14, 2009
Geneva is full to the brim this week with senior chemical industry executives, government representatives from around the world, United Nations (UN) executives and administrators and...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Industry-Defends-License-to-Operate-Big-Guns-Converge-on-Geneva_18911.html
April 14, 2009
The European Chemicals Agency (Helsinki) announced earlier this week that it has officially opened two conference rooms at its Helsinki headquarters. It has named one of the meeting...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/ECHA-More-Diplomacy-Required-update_18142.html
April 3, 2009
Leaders of 20 of the world’s largest economies, meeting in London yesterday, agreed on a set of rules designed to prevent a recurrence of the current bank-driven economic...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/G20-Summit-Did-the-New-World-Order-Forget-the-Chemical-Industry_17986.html
March 5, 2009
Below is an unedited letter from a the head of a small-to-medium sized chemical company based in the U.K. detailing the firm's operational difficulties experienced during the past...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Case-Study-How-a-Small-to-medium-sized-U-K-Chemical-Firm-is-Coping-with-the-Economic-Downturn_17414.html
March 5, 2009
CIA has access to and talks regularly with high level U.K. politicians about the chemical industry. But there is a problem......
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Dinner-with-the-CIA-_17408.html
February 4, 2009
Robert Westervelt, CW’s editor-in-chief, was interviewed this week on the Fox Business News channel about the reasons behind the collapse of the Dow Chemical acquisition of Rohm...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/CWs-Editor-in-Chief-Details-Collapsed-Dow-R-and-H-Deal-on-Fox-Business-News_16839.html
February 4, 2009
It’s a question that should be answered with a resounding yes-the chemical industry is a multi-billion dollar industry for goodness sake-but the reality is not so positive. And...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/BLOG-Does-the-Chemical-Industry-Have-Enough-Knowledge-of-Chemistry-to-Become-Sustainable_16838.html
January 29, 2009
Implementing the European Union’s (EU) Registration, Authorisation, and Evaluation of Chemicals (Reach) program was the topic under discussion at a breakfast briefing yesterday...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Informex-Eating-Reach-for-Breakfast_16760.html
January 20, 2009
Where global warming solutions are concerned we may be limited only by our ability to organize and innovate. A prime example of how applying even simple chemistry can be part of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Global-Warming-Obama-Dont-Paint-the-Town-Red-but-White_16554.html
January 9, 2009
Cast your mind back several months to July 2008 and you had a chemical industry struggling not with credit issues and the drop off in consumer demand but with an oil price of more than...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Will-a-Dip-in-the-Oil-Price-Postpone-the-Move-to-Bio-Raw-Materials_16234.html
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