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Mondi flexible packaging leapfrogs ahead in the recycling game

Mondi and Werner & Mertz are ready to release new, 100-percent recyclable pouch made of polyethylene.

Microbes Fully Metabolize Biodegradable Plastics

Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) succeeded in an interdisciplinary study to demonstrate that soil microorganisms metabolically utilised the carbon in the PBAT polymer both for energy production and also to build up microbial biomass.

Wasteful World: How much of our belongings are we really using?

Movinga reveals the world’s most deluded countries in a bid to highlight our collective issues with waste and hoarding.


Detection of microplastics in water

Fraunhofer CSP develops smart filter systems.

KraussMaffei to develop mixing elements

In cooperation with the the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, KraussMaffei Berstorff has carried out scientific tests on mixing systems in several simulation series.

Top graduates from the Technical University of Munich receive Arburg awards

As part of the Day of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) on 13 July 2018, two graduates were presented with an Arburg award for their outstanding scientific research.

Innovative Therban solution with new Termonomer

Arlanxeo, a global manufacturer of synthetic elastomers, will present its new terpolymer Therban ST 3107 VP at DKT 2018 (German Rubber Conference).

BASF new application center for plastic additives

BASF recently inaugurated its new EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Application center for Plastic Additives in Kaisten, Switzerland.

Wacker opens new laboratory in Moscow

Wacker is strengthening its presence in Russia by expanding the service portfolio offered by its technical center in Moscow.

From pulping byproduct to high-performance biopolymers

The BRIGIT project has produced new tailor-made biopolymers produced from lignocellulosic sugar waste for highly-demanding fire-resistant applications

WACKER opens new technical center in Istanbul

Wacker Chemie AG is expanding its range of services in Turkey with official opening of a technical center for construction, textile and consumer-care applications in Istanbul.

TEPPFA launches international Discover Plastics campaign

Curated by TEPPFA and in partnership with four National Associations, Discover Plastics drives awareness of the natural suitability of plastic pipes for sewer and stormwater applications.

Parameter establishes subsidiary company in Poland

Company will target growing pharma industry in eastern Europe.

Arlanxeo opens new Keltan Quality Control Laboratory

Arlanxeo has opened a state-of-the-art Manufacturing Quality Control Laboratory at the Chemelot site in Geleen, The Netherlands.

Arburg Innovation Centre opens at KIT in Karlsruhe

The inauguration ceremony for the new Arburg Innovation Centre (AIC) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was held on Monday 11 April 2016.