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Using Chemical Management Software to Prepare for REACH 2018

Looking ahead to the future of science- and process-driven industries in the EU, one event is at the top of many lab managers’ minds — the coming REACH deadline in 2018. After the deadline, all chemical substances and products manufactured and imported into the EU must be demonstrated to be safe or, if the material […]

BASF Aims To Contribute To The Circular Economy Through Efficiency, Smart Waste Management

The director of the Applied Sustainability group of chemical manufacturer BASF, Talke Schaffrannek, recently presented the corporation’s plan, policies and direction of sustainability efforts to BASF employees and associates.  In her address at the recent CIEX conference, she explained BASF’s commitment to contributing to a more sustainable model of general economic activity. Specifically, the economic […]

Expert Advice on the Sourcing of Sustainable Chemical Feedstock

Each decade has its own set of well-loved, overused, business buzzwords. The 80’s gave us ‘low-hanging fruit’ and ‘bottom-line’, the 90’s ‘streamline’ and ‘leverage’, whilst the 2000’s gave us ‘synergy’. One of this decade’s top buzzwords is ‘sustainability’. But unlike most buzzwords, the word ‘sustainability’ is overused with good reason. That being that we live […]

Creating Opportunities from Raw Material Price Volatility

Volatile commodity and raw material prices are affecting every industry from chemicals, supermarkets to white goods, electronics and automotive. Volatile and unstable global markets have widespread implications for manufacturing organizations. From rising energy costs to unexpected fluctuations in raw material prices and currencies, unforeseen obstacles are threatening to destabilize supply chains and make it difficult […]