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June 13, 2011
by Neil Hawkins, group v.p./sustainability and environment, health and safety, for Dow Chemical     Companies across the globe have increasingly applied sustainability...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Fostering-Collaborations-that-Advance-Sustainabiilty-and-Solutions-to-World-Challenges-from-China-to-the-U-S-_35478.html
June 9, 2011
It’s no secret that a fundamental understanding of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is essential to sustaining a global economy. We’ve been alerted by...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/A-Bright-Future-for-US-STEMs-from-Students-Love-of-Chemistry_35243.html
May 6, 2011
At last year’s CEO Roundtable, CEOs of the chemical industry were debating if the rebound they started to see was going to last. Would we see a U shaped or maybe even a double dip recovery? A V-shaped recovery was not the most likely outlook at the time, but that is what happened.
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http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/CWs-CEO-Round-table-What-a-Difference-a-Year-Can-Make_34669.html
May 4, 2011
By Jane Lee, v.p./Supply Chain Consultants Every chemical company in 2011 would love to either a) increase revenue or b) reduce costs. Increasing revenue depends on many factors too...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Improving-the-Bottom-Line-in-Chemicals_34552.html
April 11, 2011
The recent earthquake in Japan, which I experienced first-hand, and the unfortunate events that followed reinforce the importance of safety in all industries, including the chemical sector. We all think our safety designs are good and our safety procedures effective, and then Mother Nature throws out a surprise to test us....
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Is-Too-Safe-Even-Possible_34059.html
April 4, 2011
By Dimitri de Vreeze, President, DSM Resins & Functional Materials Last year at DSM we announced a new strategy to address unmet needs in relation to three key global societal...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/DSM-Building-a-Platform-for-Innovation-in-a-Volatile-Raw-Material-World_33940.html
March 29, 2011
By Harry Zervos of IDTechEx The Northern Way is a unique initiative in the UK, bringing together partners across the North of England to work together to improve the economic...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Printed-Electronic-Demonstrators-Emerge-in-Europe_33774.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 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
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 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
January 5, 2011
Raghu Das is CEO of consulting and market research firm IDTechEx (Cambridge, U.K.).   In this article, we examine what to expect for 2011. To do that, we must understand the...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Printed-Electronics-in-2011-Lessons-from-Failure_31904.html
February 4, 2011
By Theresa Kotanchek, Global Director of Sustainable Technologies January 2011 marks the beginning of the International Year of Chemistry (IYC), an initiative designated by the United...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Dow-Becomes-First-Global-Partner-of-the-International-Year-of-Chemistry_31699.html
December 15, 2010
The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI; San Diego, CA) announced in May of this year that it had, for the first time in scientific history, created a new, living microorganism in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Synthetic-Biology-Injecting-New-Life-into-the-Chemical-Industry_31497.html
December 10, 2010
By Jim Stoppert CEO of Rivertop Renewables (Missoula, MT)   Universally, companies in the green chemistry space are seeking to mitigate the negative economic and environmental...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Blog-Drop-in-Versus-Novel-Chemicals_31339.html
November 9, 2010
Written by Richard P. Hubner, president of The Sapphire Group (Bethesda, MD)  and his colleagues. The Sapphire Group is a risk management consulting firm. California is known for...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/California-Safer-Consumer-Product-Alternatives-Regulation-Continues-Trend-Towards-Greater-Chemical-Scrutiny_30801.html
November 1, 2010
Neil Hawkins is Vice President of Sustainability and Environment, Health & Safety at Dow Chemical. Chemistry is at the root of 96 percent of all manufactured goods, serving as the...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Dows-Sustainability-Innovation-Student-Challenge-Aims-to-Foster-Sustainable-Solutions_30645.html
November 2, 2010
This year’s SPF Speciality Plastic Films conference at the Hilton Dusseldorf went down well with all who attended. On Monday and Tuesday, around 120 delegates got to hear some of...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/SPF-2010-A-Good-Show_30482.html
October 6, 2010
For each of the past five years, McGladrey has conducted a U.S. manufacturing and wholesale distribution survey and reported on trends in the broader industrial sector. Out of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/McGladrey-Survey-Shows-Chemical-Sector-on-the-Rebound_30011.html
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