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From pulping byproduct to high-performance biopolymers

The BRIGIT project has produced new tailor-made biopolymers produced from lignocellulosic sugar waste for highly-demanding fire-resistant applications

WACKER opens new technical center in Istanbul

Wacker Chemie AG is expanding its range of services in Turkey with official opening of a technical center for construction, textile and consumer-care applications in Istanbul.

TEPPFA launches international Discover Plastics campaign

Curated by TEPPFA and in partnership with four National Associations, Discover Plastics drives awareness of the natural suitability of plastic pipes for sewer and stormwater applications.


Parameter establishes subsidiary company in Poland

Company will target growing pharma industry in eastern Europe.

Arlanxeo opens new Keltan Quality Control Laboratory

Arlanxeo has opened a state-of-the-art Manufacturing Quality Control Laboratory at the Chemelot site in Geleen, The Netherlands.

Arburg Innovation Centre opens at KIT in Karlsruhe

The inauguration ceremony for the new Arburg Innovation Centre (AIC) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was held on Monday 11 April 2016.

Good results of testing bio-based plasticizer for PVC

Good results were reported during a meeting of the Placard project held at EuPC premises on 8 and 9 July.

Producing biodegradable plastic just got cheaper and greener

Researchers from the KU Leuven Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis now present a way to make the PLA production process more simple and waste-free.

DSM opens international research center

Royal DSM opened new center for research into and development of high-performance materials.

SABIC will increase R&D efficiency

SABIC signed agreement with hte, the high throughput experimentation company to fast-track catalysis R&D.

New successes for Bayer's CO2 research

Bayer MaterialScience's research into CO2 as a raw material for making plastics is delivering new successes.

Global PVC market to rise

Demand for PVC to increase by 3.2% per year until 2021, according to Ceresana research.

Polymark project has been launched

Project's aim is to increase the availability of recycled PET from used bottle to new bottle and to contribute to the EU's circular economy.

New Evonik's research center

Evonik Industries is making an investment in the double-digit-million euro range in a new research center at the Rheinfelden site.

Millions for polymers development

Borealis AG receives a EUR 150 million loan from the European Investment Bank for the further development of polymers.