CIEX 2019: Pre-Conference Interview with Clariant’s CTO

In the run-up to the CIEX 2019 conference, we caught up with Dr. Martin Vollmer, CTO at Clariant who will be revealing his secrets of driving efficiency and innovation in the chemical industry on October 9 in Frankfurt. We had a few questions for him related to his session, to warm up a bit for […]

Challenges for the chemical industry after the REACH May deadline

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) expected approximately 25 000 unique substance covered by 60 000 registrations to be submitted by the last REACH registration deadline at the end of May this year. However, this estimate was not reached as only half of the expected number of registrations were received by the deadline. This has raised […]

When the rubber hits the road: IP analysis of eco-friendly car tyres

The automotive industry is going green. Diesel engines, once hailed as the “clean” alternative to petrol, are falling out of favour—so much so that the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reports that diesel car sales fell by 37% in March 2018, compared with March 2017. PWC predicts that electric and hybrid vehicles will […]

Innovation Ecosystems for the Circular Economy

Because of its nodal position in many value chains, the chemical industry plays a critical role in the evolving circular economy: Without the chemical industry there will be no comprehensive recycling and reuse of molecules and materials – and the potential of full circularity will not be realized. On the other hand, the chemical industry […]

How Sharing is Innovating the Chemical Industry

When it comes to improving company performance, there are few better methods than the sharing of ideas. While business meetings, both formal and informal, are the mainstay for exchanging information, this approach is often between only two organizations or just a handful of individuals. But in today’s larger, more global business world, conferences are increasingly […]

CIEX 2018 – Chemistry is not the problem but the solution!

Innovation plays a central role in the chemical industry and innovation is about much more than new molecules. Innovation in the chemical industry is about finding solutions together with other partners across value chains to solve some of the most pressing challenges in society and environment. Our environment is challenged by climate change and pollution […]

How Digitization is Transforming the Chemical Industry

Digital and technology transformation are two of the most popular buzzwords around today. However, beyond the industry jargon, there is a real need for next-gen technology that pushes businesses, industries, and boundaries. Known to be one of the most conservative and slow industries, there is a real need to innovate and produce outcomes faster than […]