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Breakthrough in chemical recycling

Milestone in the company’s efforts to reduce post-consumer styrenic waste. First production of virgin polystyrene from only depolymerised material.

BASF opens innovative research

BASF today officially opened a pioneering research center at the heart of the Verbund site in Ludwigshafen, close to the famous Ammonia Lab.

100 years "Catalyst Laboratory"

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

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

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

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

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

Quality Seal "Innovative through

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"

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

Microbes Fully Metabolize

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

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

Detection of microplastics

Fraunhofer CSP develops smart filter systems.

KraussMaffei to develop mixing

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

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

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

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