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 Elsevier chemistry data and dynamic research trends helps significantly reduce that pressure and speed products to market.

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Discover the stories of Compact Membrane Systems

Elsevier’s R&D Solutions for Chemicals team visited CMS to find out how CMS relies on innovation to grow the company, and the value of scientific research in addressing industry challenges.

Innovation: The vital key to success

CMS’s business model is 100% reliant on innovation. Learn how the company’s approach to innovation drives their success.

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Leveraging scientific research to address industry challenges

Discover how CMS uses scientific literature to understand industry problems that the company is uniquely positioned to solve – presently, and in the future.

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

Stay on the cutting edge

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Today’s ideas have to come fast. And one way to stay inspired is by following developments — at a global level — in other industries. See how ScienceDirect can help.
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ScienceDirect helps a researcher achieve success in putting a waste product to good use

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"The research we found on ScienceDirect gave us the key to massively improving the quality of a product that’s already on the market in a fraction of the time we’d expected." Lana Tolmach, R&D Director

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Leading in green & sustainable chemistry

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The chemicals industry is poised to be a leading force in green chemistry, but first companies must learn how to get all the value they can from their sustainability efforts.  Find out how to overcome challenges and promote a green revolution.
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Moving forward in making chemical substitutions

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Hazardous chemicals should be replaced by potentially safer compounds in the manufacturing process as much as possible. And yet many facilities struggle to implement these substitutions. Find out how to make effective chemical substitutions.
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Use industry insights to create new ideas

What would your company develop if they knew well ahead of time which industries would take off? What ways could you change the world? Find out what it will really take to develop commercially successful products 10, 20 or 30 years from now?

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