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May 28, 2009By Brian Willson, Microsoft When visiting a customer of mine in the chemical industry, I asked the sales team how it started its day, and the unanimous answer was “checking my...
April 22, 2009The values that encompass Earth Day are the same values that chemistry companies embrace on a daily basis. The industry’s commitment to continuous improvement and innovation is...
April 15, 2009Mainland Chinese stocks have been on a rocket trajectory since bottoming last November. Unlike the US markets, the Shanghai Composite (SSEC) did not make a lower bottom since...
March 26, 2009Recently, my colleague Colin Carroll from Vendavo published an article in Chemical Week (“Pricing in the Downturn”) on pricing best practices and their importance as key...
March 19, 2009Share prices reflect the value of existing and future company portfolios. Companies that extract the highest value from existing business whilst continually investing in a strong, balanced innovation portfolio of incremental , disruptive and breakthrough innovation, show consistently higher share price and a more robust, business performance....
March 12, 2009A survival checklist for running a company in China during the downturn...
March 4, 2009During the economic downturn, with shrinking markets and lower pricing, surveys have shown that marketing and particularly funds for innovation and growth are amongst those hardest hit. As new, profitable innovations are owned by marketing, whilst their financing comes from the ability for the current business to generate profits, there is an intimate link between marketing and innovation....
March 4, 2009By Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx...
March 2, 2009
The impact of the downturn on the chemical sector is clear: volume and prices are down, backlogs are weak, operating rates continue to fall and virtually every customer has requested one or more price reductions. In response, commercial teams must ask themselves: “what can we do?”...
February 26, 2009Swings in company fortunes during the current unprecedented economic downturn are increasing the probability of turbulence for those managing REACH consortia....
February 26, 2009Energy harvesting (EH) or scavenging is the use of ambient energy to provide electrical power for small electronic and electrical devices. The technologies employed variously...
February 20, 2009The global sustainability trend is still gaining pace. “Green”, environmentally conscious products are more in demand than ever before – and the chemical industry is adapting to this reality. ...
February 6, 2009The global recession continues to deepen as world political leaders scramble to come up with a credible plan to stem the tide of bad news. In contrast to the...
February 5, 2009The environmental benefits of energy harvesting are proving to be greater and more widespread than originally realised. Most importantly, the runaway use of small batteries is leading...
February 4, 2009For rather understandable reasons, chemical companies place a high value on technical expertise. While chemistry PhDs are undeniably crucial for developing new products and ensuring...
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