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Product development strategy: Speed to market

Only one in three new chemical products launches successfully. Further, increasingly complex regulations combined with a need to get closer to customers when launching new performance products has put more pressure on the lab for multinational chemical companies. But ready access to comprehensive chemistry data and dynamic research trends helps significantly reduce that pressure and speed products to market.

Product development strategy: Speed to market - Chemical R&D | Elsevier

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Elsevier’s R&D solutions helps companies develop and improve chemical products by enabling them to

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  • Evaluate desirable and undesirable chemical properties in intermediate and end products

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  • Validate opportunities for NPD growth
  • Access in-depth insights on the latest state-of-the-art research and developments

2nd Annual Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference and Executive Roundtable:

Presenters and attendees share their views

Experts and thought-leaders from top chemical companies and organizations, including CEFIC, Covestro AG, Dow Chemical, Dupont and Merck, recently came together in Berlin to offer their perspectives on how industry can better demonstrate the value of green and sustainable across its value chain and end consumers. Watch the video to learn from these participants as they share their views, and discover how conference attendees gained value from the Executive Roundtable and the conference at-large.

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Thousands of researchers and other professionals working in chemical R&D rely on our solutions.

Thousands of researchers and other professionals working in chemical R&D rely on our solutions.

A chemist needed to create new polymer materials that were high performance, cost effective and biodegradable within budget. See how Knovel helped him vet and eliminate 60% of materials ideas upfront, saving the company $250k.
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Read more about solid-chem GmbH - Chemical R&D | Elseiver

Dr. Carsten Schauerte of solid-chem GmbH explains how the search for high-quality answers takes much less time now that he and his team use the smarter chemistry search capabilities of Reaxys.

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Elsevier's R&D Solutions for Chemical R&D

Reaxys

Quickly access a cross-disciplinary view of actionable, real-world data on substance properties, reactions and synthesis routes in order to assess every stage of a project and get from concept to market successfully with minimum financial risk.
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Knovel

Tackle development and production challenges by gaining visibility on substance suitability for specific applications and best practice data relevant to piping, chemical engineering and processing, and EHS compliance.
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ScienceDirect

Validate opportunities for NPD growth and optimize research and experimental approaches by providing visibility and in-depth insights on the latest state-of-the-art chemistry developments and chemical applications.
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Detect trends, find partnerships and identify experts to stay on the cutting edge of research through the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, including tools to track, analyze and visualize research.
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How Do You Get to Alpha?


How Do You Get to Alpha? - Chemical R&D | Elsevier

Alpha has many meanings, but for us Alpha is that moment when a chemist, researcher or engineer reaches a chemical product and process innovation milestone.

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Adapting Workflows in Agricultural Chemical R&D

Adapting Workflows in Agricultural Chemical R&D | Elsevier

Increasing pressures are forcing R&D workflows to adapt so that they can more easily incorporate the latest data on each compound. Find out which two main areas these changes are impacting the most.
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How Information Accessibility Streamlines Iterative Design

How Information Accessibility Streamlines Iterative Design - Chemical R&D | Elsevier

To become more efficient, chemists and engineers are turning to experimental data and synthetic research precedents in information solutions in order to reduce research time and increase the return on R&D investment.
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