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Fifty years after its founding sees BASF Polyurethanes GmbH in Lemförde continuing its success story.

BASF optimizes its organizational structure

BASF is optimizing its organizational structure to better serve its customer industries and enhance its operational and technology excellence.

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Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new techniques for stretching carbon nanotubes (CNT) and using them to create carbon composites that can be used as stronger, lighter materials in everything from airplanes to bicycles.

Plastics Speedway a challenging online car racing game

Plastics Make it Possible has launched Plastics Speedway a challenging online car racing game that highlights many of the ways plastics contribute to automobile fuel-efficiency, safety, and design.

Researchers develop world’s first biodegradable joint implant

Tampere University of Technology (TUT) has been the first in the world to develop biodegradable joint implant, RegJoint.

New plastics from Australian university

A newly discovered technique makes it possible to create a whole new array of plastics with metallic or even superconducting properties.

Vertech unveils UK’s first lorry-carrying recycled plastic bridge

The UK's first recycled plastic bridge capable of carrying heavy goods vehicles has been completed.

Printing on bioactive paper

An enzyme printing process that prints the product of an enzyme-catalysed reaction, but not the enzyme molecule itself, has been designed by scientists in Australia to produce bioactive paper.

World Cup shirts made out of recykled bottles

Many of the world's top footballers, will be wearing shirts made of old plastic bottles at the World Cup in South Africa.

Lightest football boot ever

As World Cup fever begins, soccer’s World Player of the Year Leo Messi, together with Spanish player David Villa, helped Adidas launch the F50 adiZero – its lightest-ever football boot, at a speed-themed event at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.

EcoARK built with 1.5 million plastic bottles

A Taiwan company has built a three-story exhibition hall using 1.5 million plastic bottles instead of bricks to raise interest in recycling, creating what the builder described as a world-first.