Media, small businesses invited to ACS Webinar on impact of chemical industry trends on jobs

October 15, 2009

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2009 -- News media and scientists interested in finance, entrepreneurships and the chemical sciences are invited to join an American Chemical Society (ACS) Small & Medium Business Webinar for an opportunity to learn about trends in the chemical industry that can impact jobs and businesses.

Scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 22, 2 - 3 p.m. Eastern Time, the free webinar will feature Paul Hodges, chairman of International eChem and author of the well-regarded ICIS "Chemicals and the Economy'" blog.

The webinar's topic is "What you need to know about Chemistry and the Economy! Secrets to finding hidden opportunities."

Founded in 2001, International eChem has built a reputation as trusted commercial advisers to the global chemical industry and its investment community. Hodges is also serving as non-executive chairman of a fast-growing technology spin-out from Heriot Watt University, Scotland. He also was an executive director of a $1billion global business for Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), vice president of European Aromatics and Derivatives for DeWitt, and vice president of Europe for ChemConnect.

The ACS Small & Medium Business Webinar Series is scheduled monthly this year to address current topics of interest to entrepreneurs and small- to medium-sized businesses in the chemical/biopharma enterprise. There will be a 30-minute presentation by Hodges followed by a 25-minute Q & A session.
-end-
News media and scientists can tune into the conference without charge, but must register in advance.

The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 154,000 members, ACS is the world's largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

American Chemical Society

Related Chemical Industry Articles from Brightsurf:

Algae as living biocatalysts for a green industry
Many substances that we use every day only work in the right 3D structure.

How the chemical industry can meet the climate goals
ETH researchers analysed various possibilities for reducing the net CO2 emissions of the chemical industry to zero.

From petroleum to wood in the chemical industry: cost-efficient and more sustainable
An interdisciplinary team of bio-engineers and economists from KU Leuven has mapped out how wood could replace petroleum in the chemical industry.

Artificial evolution of an industry
A research team has taken a deep dive into the newly emerging domain of 'forward-looking' business strategies that show firms have far more ability to actively influence the future of their markets than once thought.

3D printing with applications in the pharmaceutical industry
This achievement will have applications in the pharmaceutical industry, such as in the preparation of biocompatible biosensors based in gold, which have already been shown to be effective in the detection of carcinogenic cells and tumour biomarkers.

Towards sustainability -- from a by-product of the biodiesel industry to a valuable chemical
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) develop a cheap and efficient copper-based catalyst that can be used to convert glycerol, one of the main by-products of the biodiesel industry, into a valuable compound called dihydroxyacetone.

Can researchers engage safely with the food industry?
Researchers from The University of Queensland and University of Cambridge are exploring ways to help scientists better protect their work from the influence of the food industry.

US struggles to keep up as hemp industry grows
US hemp production is soaring, but government oversight hasn't kept up, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society.

Industry-ready process makes plastics chemical from plant sugars
A team from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and the University of Wisconsin-Madison describe an efficient and economically feasible process for producing HMF, a versatile plant-derived chemical considered crucial for building a renewable economy.

How to take the 'petro' out of the petrochemicals industry
University of Toronto Engineering researchers chart a course for how an alternative technology -- renewable electrosynthesis -- could usher in a more sustainable chemical industry, and ultimately enable us to leave much more oil and gas in the ground.

Read More: Chemical Industry News and Chemical Industry Current Events
Brightsurf.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.