Tag Archives: chemicals

VP Technology Strategy & Deployment

In the run of our pre-conference interviews, we recently spoke to Dr. Peter Nieuwenhuizen from ENERKEM who will be participating at our upcoming CIEX Europe 2019 conference will go LIVE on Oct 09-10 in Frankfurt. Question #1: Without giving too much away – what is the core message of your two contributions and what would you like delegates to remember? […]

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 […]

Chemical Innovation: Lessons & Paths to Success at CIEX 2016

The chemicals industry is experiencing a shifting landscape and to succeed, they need to focus on innovating in these key areas: new product development, speed to market, sustainability, cost management and collaborative strategies. “We expect focused specialists and integrated players to prevail by deploying their successful business models on a global scale.  The business models […]