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100 years Catalyst Laboratory in Leverkusen

The "Catalyst Laboratory" was founded 100 years ago in Leverkusen. At that time, the scope of activities was outlined as "work on catalytic reactions involving organic substances". This laboratory now belongs to the specialty chemicals company Lanxess and operates as a cross-divisional competence center for catalysts and their applications.

Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Engineering Plastics

For the third time already, Ceresana analyzed the global market for ABS, PC, PA, PMMA, POM, PBT, SAN, and fluoropolymers: almost 21.5 million tonnes of these plastic types are consumed every year.

20 years of Brückner's Technology Center

Exactly 20 years ago Brückner's Technology Center, on the company premises in Siegsdorf, was opened. Various practical research facilities as well as pilot line and laboratory line are located on 2,900m2.


 Neuromarketing leads to better packaging design

How can neuromarketing - using combinations of biometric measuring techniques to analyse consumer reactions – be a tool that makes packaging development more efficient? The answers will be supplied by Iggesund Paperboard and Tobii Pro, a global leader in the field of eye tracking.

Mondi continues to innovate with sustainable solutions

Mondi continues to innovate with sustainable solutions, with next generation of Bag-in-Box technical films.

Quality Seal Innovative through Research anew for Sigma

Sigma Engineering GmbH was again awarded with the quality seal "Innovative through Research" by the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wirtschaft". The seal shows the Stifterverband's appreciation of researching companies in Germany.

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.