October 14, 2008

GREEN = INNOVATION

ICIS Chemical Business (the magazine I work for) published yesterday its feature on Innovations and most innovations nowadays it seems is focused on the environment.

Specialty chemicals company Rhodia is certainly on top of this trend as they talked about how sustainability issues are largely affecting their R&D projects during my visit to their Center for Research and Technology in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Rhodia said 30% of their overall company sales last year are generated by products that offer sustainable solutions.

A consultant from UK-based Sagentia, Chris Richardson, also talked about green chemistry, what it means, and how chemical companies can capitalize on its opportunities.

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