Leon de Bruyn, CEO of Lummus Technology, and Debdas Sen, CEO of TCG Digital, join the podcast to discuss their new joint venture, Lummus Digital. They also discuss some of the challenges faced by chemical companies in digitalization, and the practical meaning of some digital adjacent buzzwords.
In this sponsored episode, UBQ Materials' Sophie Tuviahu and Mainetti's Jeffrey Hsu join the podcast to discuss a partnership that's turning household waste into useful everyday products. This episode is sponsored by UBQ Materials, a start-up that has found a way to transform unsorted household waste into a bio-based thermoplastic. To learn more, visit www.ubqmaterials.com.
Aida Jebens, Associate Director/Specialty Chemicals Insights at IHS Markit joins the podcast to discuss the latest Overview of the Specialty Chemicals Industry report. Key topics include the growth outlook for specialty chemicals, the impact of COVID-19, and which market sectors have the best prospects. To learn more about the report, click here.
Christophe Schilling, CEO and co-founder of biochems firm Genomatica, joins the podcast to discuss the results of the company's recent survey on public attitudes towards sustainability in the US. Key findings include that the public, especially younger generations, considers sustainability important even in the midst of a global pandemic.
Nell Agate Tsui and Luke Bednarksi from the Global Battery Materials team at IHS Markit discuss the important role lithium plays in the electric vehicle market, supply-demand dynamics, and technology developments, with CW's Vincent Valk. To learn more about the monthly research service, visit IHS Markit's lithium and battery materials website.Listen
Socma's Robert Helminiak and Matt Moedritzer join the podcast to discuss the latest developments in the escalating trade spat between the US and China. To learn more about the tariff exclusion process, visit the US Trade Representative's website or check out
CW Senior Editor Vincent Valk chats with Peter Nieuwenhuizen, chief technology officer at AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, about the company's Imagine Chemistry challenge and open innovation in the chemical industry. Live from the Imagine Chemistry 2018 finals in Gothenburg, Sweden.