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Open innovation scoops dividends

Kathryn Roberts, July 2017

This summer nine start-ups and one university research department will begin a joint venture with AkzoNobel’s speciality chemicals business.



Branching out

Cath O’Driscoll , July 2017
Declining paper sales have spurred mill owners to diversify their operations into other potentially more lucrative areas – including biomaterials, Cath O’Driscoll reports

Global View

Plugging the gap

Charlotte Niemiec , July 2017

Has China begun making progress towards chemicals regulation, or is this another false start?


Under pressure

Neil Eisberg, July 2017
The global pharmaceutical industry is at a critical point, as Magid Abou-Gharbia, director of Temple University’s Moulder Center for Drug Discovery Research, told delegates at CPhI/Informex, held in Philadelphia, US, in April 2017 (see p30).


Nanocomposites update

Michael Gross, July 2017
We admire the beauty of the living world in plants and animals, from bumblebees to blue whales, and from seed grains to forests. However, the secrets of the success of life on Earth reside not in the metre or even the millimetre scales but on the nanometre scale.


Movers and shakers

July 2017
Jacinta George
At the recent Chemical Industry Awards, the 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award went to Stan Higgins, retiring NEPIC CEO.