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October 7, 2011
This Week on CW:   At EPCA 2011 this week in Berlin, attendees discussed a fall in petrochemical demand, though they said 2011 is still expected to be a good year for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Oct-7_38178.html
October 7, 2011
Neil Hawkins, Dow Chemical's v.p./sustainability and environment, health and safety for Dow Chemical in an opinion piece this week for CW explains how collaboration in R&D is no...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/CWs-Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-Oct-7_38163.html
October 7, 2011
Researchers from the U.K. Universities of Durham (Durham) and Leeds (Leeds) have developed a model that can be used as a high tech recipe book for making the perfect plastic for a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/U-K-Researchers-Take-out-Trial-and-Error-of-Developing-Novel-Plastic-Compounds_38160.html
October 7, 2011
Neil Hawkins, v.p./sustainability and environment, health & safety, for Dow Chemical explains how the company is developing collaborations as part of its strategy to advance scientific research....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Solving-Global-Challenges-through-Collaboration-with-Tomorrows-Leaders_38158.html
October 6, 2011
DuPont has started up a $500-million Kevlar para-aramid fiber plant in Cooper River, SC, the company says. The plant will begin supply customers at the end of the year. The plant, combined with a $50 million expansion at an existing Richmond, VA facility, increases global Kevlar capacity by 25%....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/DuPont-Starts-Up-$500-Million-Kevlar-Plant_38070.html
October 6, 2011
Environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions are key to Evonik's product development strategy. Evonik says it has begun construction of two innovation centers at its Essen...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Evonik-Expands-R-and-D-Capabilities_37769.html
October 5, 2011
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has chosen to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2011 to Daniel Shechtman, 70, from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (Haifa, Israel)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Israeli-Awarded-2011-Nobel-Prize-for-Chemistry-for-Discovering-Quasicrystals_38044.html
October 3, 2011
DSM announced this week that it is adding adipic acid, a precursor to nylon 6,6 , polyurethanes, solvents and resins, to its list of target biobased chemicals. Adipic acid is an...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/DSM-Adds-Adipic-Acid-to-Biobased-Chemical-Efforts_37948.html
October 3, 2011
The chemical industry will continue to pursue capital investment projects and engage in merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, albeit cautiously, despite the expected global...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/EPCA-2011-Industry-Investment-and-M-and-A-to-Continue-Despite-Market-Slowdown_37995.html
September 29, 2011
Amyris says that it has partnered with tire giant Michelin to develop and market biobased isoprene.   LG is planning to invest $7 billion in green businesses, including electric...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-Round-Up-Sept-29_37961.html
September 28, 2011
Synthetic biology firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has partnered with tire giant Michelin to develop and commercialize isoprene made from renewable sources.  Under the terms...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Michelin-Taps-Amyris-for-Biobased-Isoprene_37922.html
September 26, 2011
Procter & Gamble (P&G) says it has entered into a master collaboration agreement with Hebrew University of Jerusalem to develop new ingredients for P&G products using...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/P-and-G-Partners-with-Hebrew-University_37820.html
September 26, 2011
Huntsman says it will invest about $40 million to build a new Asia/Pacific regional technology center (ATC) in the Minhang economic & technological development zone at Shanghai...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Huntsman-to-Build-Technology-Center-in-Shanghai_37787.html
September 23, 2011
Some interesting new technologies have come to light this week, although the key story and something that could have a significant impact on the world stage across the chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-Sept-23_37764.html
September 22, 2011
SAFC, the custom fine chemical manufacturing arm of Sigma-Aldrich Corp., is targeting sales from organic growth of $1 billion/year in the next four years. SAFC generated sales in 2010...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Fine-Chemicals-SAFC-Targets-$1-Billion-Sales-Boosts-its-Offering-with-video_37621.html
September 22, 2011
Protéus (Nimes, France), a biotech firm and subsidiary of PCAS (Longjumeau, France) has successfully completed a development milestone in a project for Syngenta to optimize...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Syngenta-Progresses-Optimization-of-Sugar-Cane-for-Biofuel_37733.html
September 21, 2011
Electrochaea (St. Louis, MO), a start-up company says it plans to begin industrial-scale testing of a proprietary anaerobic technology that converts waste CO2 and excess electric power...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/U-S-Firm-Pilots-Technology-to-Convert-Excess-Electricity-Waste-CO2-into-Natural-Gas_37709.html
September 20, 2011
Mascoma (Lebanon, NH), a renewable fuels and chemicals firm targeting the conversion of hardwood biomass feedstocks, has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) worth up to $100...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Mascoma-Files-for-$100-Million-IPO_37685.html
September 20, 2011
H.C. Starck and the Clausthaler Umwelttechnik-Institut (Cutec; Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany), a technology institute, have jointly developed a novel family of catalysts along with a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/H-C-Starck-and-Cutec-Develop-Catalysts-for-Generating-Natural-Gas_37692.html
September 19, 2011
A study by U.S. researchers has found indications that synthetic carbon nanoparticles (CNPs) at relatively low environmental exposure rates could have an adverse impact on living cells...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/r_and_d/Carbon-Nanotubes-Study-Indicates-they-Can-Damage-Biological-Barriers-in-People_37668.html
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