Solidia is saving the world with their sustainable concrete and cement solutions. We love this company so much that we’ve blogged and podcasted about them before, and we’re interviewing them for our blog today.
Self-healing polymers are an artificially developed polymer that are capable of repairing damage to a variety of building materials on their own, without the need of human intervention.
Experts at Chemical Industry Digest argue that while the chemical industry is adopting environmentally friendly practices, true sustainability (and thus a secure future for the chemical industry) will only be achieved when businessowners and operators, scholars and other stakeholders embrace sustainability wholeheartedly and incorporate its principles into their business and teachings.
This embrace of sustainability requires a transformational shift in mindsets and attitudes from top management to virtually all employees and stakeholders in the chemical industry, including those involved in the entire manufacturing value chain—from suppliers to the end users.
If this shift occurs, it will drive innovation in chemistry and open up new vistas in business opportunities.
The Shift to Embracing Sustainability is Happening
Mosquitoes are responsible for spreading three of the deadliest insect-borne diseases in the world: malaria, dengue and yellow fever. Of these, malaria impacts the most people worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 40% of the world’s population is at risk for malaria. Two of the most effective ways to protect oneself against insect-borne diseases are through proper insect repellent use and increased awareness across the globe.