Go green now and see long-term gains
Chemical manufacturers are discovering that they can keep ahead of regulatory change by investing in emerging technologies in sustainability and green chemical development, utilizing ‘green’ process chemicals, and by taking on the risk of shifting away from traditional petrochemical feed-stocks.
However, R&D and innovation teams know that sustainability as a strategy is a balancing act which requires focusing on improving the environmental imprint of manufacturing while not compromising on product quality or production costs. The transition to sustainable development and a circular economy will be the foundation of the industry of the future.
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- Get visibility and in-depth insights on state-of-the-art sustainability and green chemistry developments and applications
- Identify experts and potential research partners who are leaders in green and sustainable chemistry and chemical applications research
- Find greener alternative reagents and feedstocks for chemical production processes See how
- Reduce manufacturing footprint by optimizing chemical processes and reducing utility and feedstock consumption See how
- Increase longevity, increase reuse or recyclability (e.g. by proper design or manner of application etc.) See how
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Ebook: Leading in green & sustainable chemistry
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 key challenges and promote a green revolution.
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Industry leaders: Telling the story of green chemistry
When consumers think of sustainability, they don’t usually think of chemistry. At a recent roundtable, executives from companies like Dow and Merck shared their thoughts on how the industry can better communicate the importance of green chemistry.
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Expert opinion: Supporting green chemistry goals economically
While working in process design and evaluation, chemical industry expert John Parks found that the processes which were best for the environment also tended to be better financially. Learn more about the practical approach to going green.
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Manufacturing: Assessing chemical alternatives
Transitioning to green manufacturing is a priority for many chemicals companies for reasons ranging from safety to cost savings. But alternative chemicals must be carefully considered before being used as replacements, which requires a solid strategy for finding safer substitutions.
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Latest insights: Opportunities in recycling and sustainability
From self-disinfecting surfaces to biodegradable molecules, sustainable innovations are transforming our world. Dr. Klaus Kümmerer of Leuphana University believes recycling and sustainability are good business approaches for chemical companies.
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From waste to product
A research team at a chemical company needed to transform a waste product into a new soil additive. Their research was at a dead end — until they turned to ScienceDirect.
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