The Netherlands Catalysis and Chemistry Conference (NCCC)

Elsevier to Discuss Four Trends Driving Interest in Compound Substitution, at the Netherlands Catalysis and Chemistry Conference

Learn how smarter chemistry can help chemical R&D departments overcome pressing industry challenges

Who: Elsevier's Tamas Szarvas, VP Segment Marketing and Michael Kaplun, VP Strategy & Business Development
What: Poster session on "The Growing Importance of Compound Substitution in Chemical R&D and the Value of Information Solutions in the Process" at The Netherlands Catalysis and Chemistry Conference (NCCC)
When: Monday, March 2 at 4:30 PM CET
Where: Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands

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The presentation will address how information solutions and chemical databases can streamline the chemical substitution process to drive more consistent, effective and predictable outcomes, and get products to market faster. Focusing on the market shifts that impact the chemicals industry—shifts ranging from volatility in feedstock prices and increased competition with emerging markets to the growing emphasis on sustainability.

The market trends driving interest in compound substitution include:

* Innovation in technology, materials science and chemistry — the increased demand and availability of sophisticated materials that were previously not economically viable to produce
* Fewer low hanging cost reduction opportunities — chemical businesses seek ways to use more cost effective materials to drive margin improvement
* Ever-changing regulatory environment — modifications are required to existing chemical compounds to ensure compliance of materials
* Having to use more sustainable feedstock — businesses look to modify existing petrochemicals-based compounds

"Our participation in the Netherlands Catalysis and Chemistry Conference, allows us to interact with a diverse range of researchers in the chemicals industry," said Tamas Szarvas, VP Segment Marketing at Elsevier. "It's inspiring to see the innovative research underway, and an opportunity to understand how Elsevier's expertise in delivering smarter chemistry solutions can help researchers advance science, technology and health."

The Netherlands Catalysis and Chemistry Conference NCCC XVI offers a unique, international forum to exchange innovative ideas between academic and industrial scientists in a broad area of catalysis and chemistry research and technology. The conference continues the successful series of meetings, started in Lunteren (2000) and continued annually in Noordwijkerhout. For more details about the 16th Netherlands Catalysis and Chemistry Conference, please visit: