The Polymerist

Anthony Maiorana
Explaining the chemical news and how chemistry and science enable our modern lives.
Created 28 Sep 2020
  • End Of The Year
    07 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 4 2
    I changed the structure of this newsletter back at the beginning of October and I want to welcome the 114 people who have agreed to get emails from me since then. You might be wondering why I write ab...
  • The Oil Demand Seesaw
    03 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    It’s been a crazy week for me so I apologize if this seems rushed. I’ve been at one of my company’s factories overseeing a manufacturing trial and I wrote most of this at the airport. Over the past mo...
  • The Chemical Company Of The Future
    30 Nov 2021 • 11 min read • 2 4
    Welcome to the Feature article of this newsletter for the month of November where I try to go deep into one subject. I interviewed the founders of Solugen awhile ago and based on some other start-ups ...
  • Conglomerates Breaking Themselves Up
    26 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    Welcome to the Financial issue of The Polymerist. This is where I try to cover all of the financial transactions shaping the industry. The chemical technology of the industry is really only a third of...
  • The Future Of Chemical Product Development
    23 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 5 2
    Welcome to the November issue of this newsletter focused on product development within the chemical industry. This is where I am trying to speak directly to the polymer chemists, scientists, engineers...
  • Supply Chain Squeeze
    19 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 3 2
    Welcome to the November Specialty Chemicals Issue of the newsletter. If you have no idea what specialty chemicals are then start here. I’m not 100% sure if I’ll keep writing about specialty chemicals ...
  • Getting To The Top Of The Ladder
    16 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 5 0
    Welcome to the November Chemical Careers Issue of The Polymerist. This issue to me is a bit special because I got a chance to interview someone I really respect both as a technical and a business lead...
  • Carbon Emissions Go Into Shoes
    12 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    I can’t believe it is November already. Next month will be the last issue of this part of the newsletter for 2021. The sheer volume of green chemistry news coming out of industry is intense and it’s h...
  • More Profits For Chemical Companies
    09 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 3 1
    Welcome to my review of the chemical industry for the 3rd Quarter of 2021. This is my second iteration of doing this special edition and it’s part of my long term plan to monetize the newsletter. You ...
  • Activist Investor Seeking Shell Breakup
    05 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    Hey there, welcome to the November issue about oil and gas. You might think, why the hell is this guy writing about oil, isn't this a newsletter about polymers and plastics? Oil is the foundation that...
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