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Clariant announces cooperation with Haelixa

Clariant, a leader in specialty chemicals, today announced a cooperation with Haelixa, a Swiss startup with expertise in DNA-based tracers and a spin-off from the ETH in Zurich.

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.

Detection of microplastics in water

Fraunhofer CSP develops smart filter systems.


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.

Scientists create multifunctional protein-polymer films

A team from MSU has found that mixing dendrimers (tree-like polymers) and proteins induces spontaneous multilayer films.

Rheticus - Siemens and Evonik new research collaboration

Evonik and Siemens are planning to use electricity from renewable sources and bacteria to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into specialty chemicals.

ExxonMobil breaks ground on multi-million dollar Shanghai Technology Center expansion

New state-of-the-art research and development facility to be used for customer collaboration and creating new applications.

IBERS joins European sustainable packaging initiative

The Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University leads the consortium ADMIT BioSuccInnovate.

New application technology center for superabsorbent polymers

Evonik has inaugurated a new application technology center for superabsorbent polymers in Krefeld, Germany.

New high-tech lab in the Middle East

Bayer MaterialScience has inaugurated its new coatings, adhesives and specialties laboratory at DuBiotech premises in Dubai.