Material science


Roland Unger

Borealis is paying it forward by expanding its pioneering STaR venture with the TGM school of technology in Vienna. more

28 Jun 2017 11:15 industry



An expansion pack for the popular game Minecraft that covertly teaches players about polymer chemistry could equip the next generation of scientists for a future in materials development. more

4 Jan 2017 15:00 materials

AIMPLAS completes work on BANUS food packaging barrier project with more data to further inform and accelerate innovation. more

3 Nov 2016 12:26 materials

PolyOne used the world's biggest platform for plastics technology to showcase the new additions to its portfolio of colourants, additives and polymers. more

27 Oct 2016 10:53 industry

Materials science played a pivotal role in getting the world record-making solar powered Solar Impulse 2 off the ground and back safely nearly 16 months later. Covestro revealed to EPPM the role it played as a partner company on the aerospace project more

23 Sep 2016 09:00 materials

Dow is presenting the 'Face of Innovation' at K 2016, bringing the talent and intelligence behind its materials science technology to the fore. more

21 Jun 2016 10:30 industry

The rigorous EcoVadis sustainability rating was a doddle for Covestro, which has achieved a Gold rating, putting it in the top two per cent of 25,000 companies worldwide. more

12 Apr 2016 09:36 materials

STEM dolls

Business Wire

Thoughts on gender imbalance in manufacturing

The rise and rise of STEM dolls has got EPPM Editor Rose Brooke thinking about what environment awaits the next generation of females to enter manufacturing upon graduation, and whether the gender gap will have shrunk by then. more

24 Nov 2015 12:34 editor's blog

Covestro has risen from the ashes of Bayer MaterialScience, launching a new independent materials science business and a bright vision for the future. more

1 Sep 2015 10:32 industry

DSM has launched a new campaign designed to recognise the world-changing research some scientist have produced and the amazing things they have achieved. more

6 Jul 2015 12:10 materials


Photo courtesy of DuPont

Global materials giant DuPont has increased its production capacity for glass-reinforced Zytel PA 66 and PA 6 to meet growing demand, and in particular, the rising need within the automotive sector. more

17 Jun 2015 15:00 materials

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is bringing its electronics and electricals prowess to SKZ's Plastics in E&E Applications congress at Marienberg Fortress in Würzburg. more

8 Jun 2015 14:58 materials

Bayer's MaterialScience division will be rechristened Covestro from September 1st 2015, floating on the stock market by mid-2016. Bayer MaterialScience CEO Patrick Thomas is optimistic for Covestro's future. more

1 Jun 2015 11:53 industry

DSM and NHU have announced a joint venture for the market development of PPS compounds. more

27 May 2015 16:00 industry

DSM and Ascend Performance Materials have formed a global strategic alliance for the supply of compounds based on polyamide 66 (PA66). more

22 May 2015 15:00 materials

DSM's Stanyl high-performance polyamide has been selected by Xiaomi for use in its up-market smartphones. Stanyl ForTii is known for its colour stability, chemical resistance and mechanical performance. more

15 May 2015 16:14 materials

Corbion has made public the news it has signed letters of intent for one-third of the volume of a 75 kTpa PLA polymerisation plant. more

14 May 2015 09:54 materials

PLAST 2015: Walking with giants

EPPM Editor Rose Brooke is off the plane from Milan for PLAST 2015 - EPPM's first major European plastics event of the year. Brooke shares her insights and snapshot gallery after a week at the Fiera Milano expo. more

11 May 2015 12:55 editor's blog

Royal DSM has celebrated the grand opening of its biggest materials research and development centre in the Netherlands. The new site is part of the company’s €100 million investment scheme. more

24 Nov 2014 16:25 industry

DSM's thermoplastic innovations are making waves in automotive as they are utilised in producing lightweight fuel tanks running on compressed gas. more

4 Nov 2014 14:11 materials

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