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  • 11-12-2020

    Novodur SBM-90 Now Drinking Water Approved

    Ineos Styrolution-Material is Approved for Mayor European Certifications

    Ineos Styrolution´s Novodur SBM-90 complies with new stricter regulations related to potable water contact. Novodur SBM-90 is a drop-in replacement for ABS5.   more

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  • 10-30-2020

    Mask Strap Solution for Medical Staff

    Joined Forces to Support Healthcare Heroes

    Braskem and the Hulptroepen Alliance hope their donation of mask straps can benefit many more people working to treat patients in hospitals and care homes during the corona pandemic.   more

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  • 10-28-2020

    Specialties Business becomes Stand-Alone

    Sabic Ensures Business Continuity

    Sabic anticipates that the timing of the “go-live” for the stand-alone operations of the group of companies embedding its Specialties strategic business unit (SBU) will be November 1, 2020.   more

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  • 10-13-2020

    Honeycomb Cores for Sustainable Concept Car

    Car Made Entirely out of Recycled Materials

    Together with industrial partners, students at Eindhoven University of Technology have developed a concept car made entirely from recycled materials. Important lightweight components are recycled PET honeycomb cores.   more

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  • 09-17-2020

    Biopolymer-Based Films for Food Packaging

    Joint Research Project of Fraunhofer IMWS and Polifilm Extrusion

    In the project, the specialists rely on chitosan coatings to increase the resistance of food to microbiological impacts.   more

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  • 08-25-2020

    Covestro, Goldwind and LZ Blades develop 64.2-Meter Polyurethane Wind Turbine Blade

    Polyurethane Blades for the Wind Power Industry

    Covestro, Goldwind and LZ Blades stated that they have jointly produced the world's first 64.2-meter-long rotor blade for wind turbines that is made entirely of polyurethane.   more

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  • 08-11-2020

    Extrusion Technology for Lignin-Based Biomaterial

    Largest Natural By-Product Blended with Thermoplastics

    A Swedish company will soon be able to produce its novel bioplastic on an industrial scale, which is expected to be particularly energy-saving in production.   more

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  • 08-06-2020

    What the Oil Price Crash Means for Bioplastics

    Emerging Technologies around Bioplastics and Forecasts

    “Bioplastics 2020-2025”, the recent report by IDTechEx, explores the emerging technologies around bioplastics and forecasts the future of the industry over the next five years.   more

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  • 07-27-2020

    The OceaNets Project Inserts Trackers in Sportswear

    Fishing Net Recovery Projects

    Aimplas has included an additive in the material the fabrics are made of that changes colour when exposed to infrared radiation. This makes it possible to certify that the raw material comes from end-of-life fishing nets.   more

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  • 07-21-2020

    Recycling of Polyurethane

    Project RePURpose Develops New Method

    Together with partners, the Danish polyurethane manufacturer Tinby has launched a project that aims to create a completely new recycling economy for polyurethane.   more

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  • 07-05-2020

    Call for Papers for Utech Europe 2021

    Strategic Conference Takes Place in April 2021

    Organisers of Utech Europe, returning to the MECC in Maastricht, the Netherlands from 13 to 15 April 2021, are calling for papers for the three-day strategic conference.   more

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  • 06-05-2020

    BASF Introduces ZEAL to Deliver More Propylene for Refiners

    Commercial Launch of New Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Additive

    ZEAL has been optimized to deliver superior propylene yields while maintaining the base catalyst performance.   more

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  • 05-25-2020

    Parx Materials Technology Preventing Biofouling in Marine

    Harvesting More and Better Shellfish

    Saniconcentrate is a modified polymer concentrate that is added to plastics prior to the manufacturing process. It prevents the adhesion of fouling, bacteria and biofilm on marine tanks without recurring to biocides or any other toxic components.   more

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  • 05-20-2020

    Arburg Manufactures High-tech Masks

    High-quality Face Mask Made of LSR

    Additional to the production of protective glasses, Arburg has now launched a further project against the spread of the corona virus and produces reusable face masks.   more

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  • 05-19-2020

    Start of 3-Years Interreg Cross-border Project AACOMA

    Accelerate Advanced Composite Manufacturing

    EMR Region Belgium, the Netherlands & Germany area is a hot spot for the future of lightweight materials and technologies. Seven partners from all three regions will carry the project out.   more

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  • 05-18-2020

    Innovation Award “Bio-based Material of the Year 2020” Goes to Huhtamaki Lurgan

    Nova-Institut Presents the Winners

    Huhtamaki Lurgan (UK/Finland) ist awarded for a wood fibre-based ready meal tray certified for home composting. The second place goes to a self-adhesive tape from monta Klebebandwerk (Germany), the third place goes to a functional barrier coating from Fraunhofer ISC (Germany).   more

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  • 05-12-2020

    Strategic Cooperation In Composite Technologies

    REACH Group And AMAC Signed An Agreement

    Reach Group/China and AMAC/Germany signed a cooperation agreement to strengthen their business between China and Europe in the field of advanced materials and composite machine technologies.   more

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  • 04-22-2020

    Bioplastics Could Help Plastic Pollution

    New IDTechEx Report for Bioplastics

    The market for bioplastics remains difficult. IDTechEx´s latest report addresses this issue and provides an outlook for the next five years.   more

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  • 03-30-2020

    ABT Plant Producing Bio-Based ECH Increases Capacity

    Plant in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, Will Produce 120,000 mt/year of ECH

    Bio-based chemical company Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd. has announced a capacity increase at its plant in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, which will now produce 120,000 mt/year of bio-based epichlorohydrin (ECH) – an increase of 20,000 mt/year.   more

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  • 01-29-2020

    Barbie Producer Relies on Bioplasics

    Mattel Wants to Become Sustainable by 2030

    Toy manufacturer Mattel will produce building blocks made of bioplastics in the future. By 2030 the company wants to use 100% sustainable materials for its toys.   more

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  • 10-22-2019

    Champagne from Biodegradable Glasses

    Nissei and Michio Komatsu Present World Novelty

    Nissei is presenting a thin-wall application involving the bioplastic PLA: the production of champagne glasses in an 8-cavity mold on a NEX 280V-71E all-electric injection molding machine.   more

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  • 06-19-2019

    Personnel Changes at BASF

    New Managers in Various Business Areas

    Martin Jung will, as President, succeed Raimar Jahn effective September 1, 2019.   more

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  • 06-04-2019

    Sanitized AG Improves Laboratory Service

    New Twin-screw Extruder for Faster Development of Masterbatch Combinations

    The Sanitized AG, the leading worldwide producer of antimicrobial hygiene function and material protection for textiles and polymers, expands and accelerates the laboratory service for masterbatches with a new twin-screw extruder.   more

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  • 06-19-2018

    High-Tech Materials for Perfect Flight

    Latest Developments in Polyurethane Coated Textiles for Official Game Ball

    This year's World Cup Ball Telstar 18 is made of the latest developments in polyurethane coated textiles, which should give it optimal handling, great flight characteristics and excellent water resistance.   more

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  • 05-22-2018

    Fiber-Reinforced Components in Small Batches

    Combined Joining and Forming Process

    The Institute of Plastics Processing at RWTH Aachen University has, as part of a joint BMBF project called "LightFlex", linked up with other project partners to develop an photonic-based production process for increased flexibility and geometrical complexity in prototype and small-series manufacture.   more

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  • 11-16-2017

    Fluffy Sandwich with Strong Features

    Thermoplastic Sandwich Structures Automatically Made

    The research project MAI Sandwich was aimed at developing an entirely automated process that integrates forming, joining of coating and core, plus component functionalization.   more

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  • 11-01-2017

    PU Spraying plus RIM for Series Application

    High-Performance Sandwich Composites Made in a Single Step

    German company Leichtform is developing a process to produce high-performance sandwich structures for hybrid lightweight construction.   more

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  • 10-04-2017

    Shape-Memory Polymer for the Reconstruction of Faces

    Supporting the Growth of New Bone Tissue

    Researchers have developed a “self-fitting” polymer material that expands with warm salt water to precisely fill bone defects, and also acts as a scaffold for new bone growth.   more

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  • 06-28-2017

    Aniline Derived from Plants

    Improved CO2 Footprint

    Covestro achieved the production of bio-based aniline by collaborating with partners on the development of a completely new process, initially in the laboratory.   more

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  • 05-31-2017

    Fabrication Technology in the Fourth Dimension

    Researchers Develop New 4D Printing Process

    Researchers at ETH Zurich have taken 4D printing one step further by developing a construction principle that can produce load-bearing and predictable structures.   more

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  • 02-10-2017

    Biofibers Made from Green Lacewing Silk

    High-Grade Rigid Fiber for Lightweight Plastics

    The Fraunhofer IAP and AMSilk GmbH are developing innovative biofibers made from a silk protein of the green lacewing.   more

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  • 12-14-2016

    Nature as a Role Model: Artificial Spider Silk for Textiles

    Bionic High-Performance Fiber Biosteel

    Biosteel is the first natural-based high-performance fiber patterned on spider silk. It is completely biodegradable, anti-microbacterial and extremely tough.   more

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  • 08-30-2016

    Development Assistance for Lightweight Applications

    Standard Mold Units for Forming and Backmolding of Organosheets

    In order to support prospective customers in a way that is fast, easy and inexpensive when it comes to developing thermoplastic lightweight components out of organosheets, a team of specialists in lightweight construction specially developed an extremely flexible standard mold unit.   more

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  • 08-25-2016

    Utilizing the Potentials of Plastics for Lightweight Construction

    On the Track of Complex Material Behavior

    The Fraunhofer LBF in Darmstadt, Germany, developed the “reduced integrative simulation” method that allows for simplified calculation models to be established for short-fiber reinforced polymer components.   more

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  • 08-04-2016

    Ultrashort Pulsed Laser Radiation Removes Outer Layers

    Structuring Fiber-Reinforced Components and Removing their Coatings

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT developed a method that allows the outer layers of the surrounding polymer matrix to be removed without damaging the underlying fibers.   more

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  • 07-25-2016

    Orange Shell, Green Core

    Bioplastic PLimC from Orange Peels and Carbon Dioxide

    Researchers from Bayreuth University have developed a new new bioplastic using orange peels and carbon dioxide. PLimC is said to feature the same properties as conventional plastics in terms of performance and variety of applications.   more

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  • 07-21-2016

    3D Printing of Replacement Tissue

    Ear, Bone and Muscle Structures from the Printer

    Scientists have developed a 3D bioprinting system to produce human-scale tissue constructs with structural integrity.   more

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