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An interview with Ralf Pasker, EAE Managing Director

IV International ETICS (External Thermal Insulation Composite System) Conference was held in May in Ożarów Mazowiecki near Warsaw (Poland).

PC sheets used in sustainable ICEhouse building

ICEhouse building using SABIC's Lexan sheet signifies innovation for the circular economy.

Gabriel-Chemie supplies masterbatch for stadium seats in Cairo

Gabriel-Chemie has secured a major contract for producing masterbatch for the approximately 20,000 stadium seats in the Main Hall arena in Cairo.


Lexan resin brings light to Spanish pearl of architecture

SABIC supported award-winning "El Batel" project through the development of a polycarbonate material with special luminescent pigments.

New rigid PVC for outdoor profiles

For Apex RE-9218 outdoor extrusion-grade PVC, Teknor Apex provides custom colors, process development support, and outdoor testing.

BioBuild Project wins JEC Innovation Award 2015

The Biobuild Project has won a JEC Innovation award for its Biocomposite Façade System.

Wide range of possibilities with Plexiglas Mineral

Three-dimensional forming and homogeneously colored material open up a myriad of design ideas.

Wacker expands facility for insulation systems

Wacker Group has built a new test facility for certifying modern external thermal insulation composite systems at its Burghausen site.

In-line production process for luxurious floor tiles

KraussMaffei Berstorff offers cost-effective line concept for the production of LVT flooring.

Global chemical giant makes construction easier

BASF has launched an online guide for the construction industry, where a lot of space is devoted to applications of plastics.

Facade evaluated – and found good

An impartial expert’s report on the insulated facade of the 3-liter house shows that its thermal insulation material Neopor is still in very good condition twelve years after the building was modernized. Modernization work on the multi-unit building had included application of an external thermal insulation composite system (ETICS).

Advanced Drainage Systems Announces New Geogrid Products

Advantages for Light to Heavy Duty Road, Wall and Slope Reinforcement Projects.

Plastics for a cool and cosy home

By 2020, the European Commission aims to have all new buildings designed to achieve a zero energy consumption level. While this is a very good start, it will not be sufficient as existing buildings also need to be considered in order to reach the targets set by the EU on energy savings and GHGs emissions.

Basotect G+ provides effective sound insulation for stadium roof

More than 30,000 square meters of ceiling baffles made from BASF’s foam Basotect have been installed on the retractable roof of the Dongsheng National Fitness Center Stadium in the city of Ordos, northern China, in order to optimize the acoustics.

Recycled plastic bottle house

Plastic bottles have found a new use in the west African country of Nigeria. In the village of Yelwa, north-western Nigeria, a project is underway that will see 25 houses built from recycled plastic bottles filled with dry soil or construction waste.