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Kurz takes a step closer to sustainability

Leonhard Kurz Stiftung and Co. KG

In order to secure competitiveness and jobs, and significantly cutting CO2 emissions, Leonhard Kurz Stiftung and Co. KG plans to cover the energy needs of the plant in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany, with an open-air photovoltaic system. Read more

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Trioplast commits to sustainability with recycled stretch film

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Sweden-based film manufacturer Trioplast has been committed to sustainable products since the 1990s. Due to many years of research and investments, the company now offers a large sustainable product portfolio. Read more

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DOMO to source renewable energy for nylon film production

DOMO

DOMO Film Solutions has announced that it will start sourcing 100 per cent renewable energy for the production of its nylon film from January 2020. Read more

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Covestro will cover a considerable part of its electricity demand in Germany with wind energy from the North Sea Read more

industry

solar energy air-conditioning system

Andaltec

The Technological Centre for Plastics (Andaltec), together with the University of Córdoba, Spain, has successfully developed an innovative air-conditioning system from solar energy. Read more

materials

Energy-absorbing PU crash box in the Covestro Sonnenwagen

Covestro

Covestro, a leading supplier of innovative high-performance materials for the automotive industry, is supporting the Sonnenwagen project as a main and has provided an energy-absorbing polyurethane foam system, Baysafe Read more

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Covestro partners with industry and university in renewables project

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A consortium managed by the Technical University of Denmark is carrying out a research project named DURALEDGE (from Durable Leading Edges) to investigate erosion mechanisms and develop new coatings to permanently protect rotor blades. Read more

materials

The Sonnenwagen was presented in Aachen.

Covestro

In Aachen, Germany, a team of students presented the new model of a racing car that runs on solar energy alone. Read more

materials

Plastic-concrete hybrid will enable floating wind farms

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The FLOTANT project is developing a plastic-concrete hybrid system to improve the buoyancy of wind turbines, as well as materials that are more lightweight and resistant to the marine environment. Read more

materials

Covestro to bring innovative solutions to K 2019

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At the plastics trade fair K 2019 in Düsseldorf, materials manufacturer Covestro will present innovative material solutions to the great modern day challenges. Read more

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The joint team of Covestro and its partners is pleased about the first commercial use of a polyurethane resin for the manufacture of wind rotor blades in China.

Covestro

Covestro has delivered its first commercial order of polyurethane raw materials for wind blades to China. Read more

materials

Sundsvall, Sweden

Nouryon

Nouryon has completed a €20m project at Sundsvall, Sweden, that significantly raises production capacity for its Expancel expandable microspheres. Read more

materials

Buses from Groningen line up for hydrogen gas delivered safely by a plastic pipeline

TEPPFA

Scientists in the Netherlands believe that Europe could switch to a hydrogen economy by utilising existing plastic pipe networks. Read more

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IPC, the Industrial Technical Centre with expertise dedicated to plastic and composite innovation, is presenting two prototypes on its stand at this year’s JEC World in Paris: an intelligent motorcycle helmet and a multifunctional wind turbine blade. Read more

materials

At JEC World 2019 Covestro will present continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites (CFRTP). They can be reinforced with carbon (left) or glass fibers and lend parts made thereof low weight yet high strength.

Covestro

Covestro has been committed to developing material solutions for composites for several years and is now a leading provider. At JEC World 2019 from 12-14 March in Paris, Covestro will present itself as a solution provider for various industries Read more

materials

A new, fossil-free bioplastic is emerging and, according to experiments conducted at Lund University, Sweden, it is more durable than both regular plastic and other bioplastics, and is potentially better suited for recycling. Read more

materials

AIMPLAS participates by developing new components for geothermal systems with high thermal-conductivity properties

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Geothermal energy uses natural underground heat to power air conditioning systems. As a rising renewable energy with great potential, the GEOCOND Project is funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 framework programme. Read more

materials

Through either the pursuit of its ambitious Carbon Management Program, research and development activities, and press conferences, BASF is generating new possibilities in groundbreaking projects for CO2-reduced future production processes. Read more

materials

Perstorp has produced fossil-free coatings products, launched at China Coat. Read more

materials

The recycling machinery maker Starlinger has moved into a new facility in Lower Austria. Read more

machinery

  • Kurz takes a step closer to sustainability

    Leonhard Kurz Stiftung and Co. KG

    Kurz takes a step closer to sustainability

  • Trioplast commits to sustainability with recycled stretch film

    via Shutterstock

    Trioplast commits to sustainability with recycled stretch film

  • DOMO to source renewable energy for nylon film production

    DOMO

    DOMO to source renewable energy for nylon film production

  • Covestro goes for green electricity

    Grüner Strom für Covestro: Ab 2025 bezieht der Werkstoffhersteller Elektrizität aus einem neu errichteten Windpark in der Nordsee. ----------------------------- Green electricity for Covestro: Starting in 2025, the materials manufacturer will obtain electricity from a newly built offshore wind farm in the North Sea.

  • solar energy air-conditioning system

    Andaltec

    solar energy air-conditioning system

  • Energy-absorbing PU crash box in the Covestro Sonnenwagen

    Covestro

    Energy-absorbing PU crash box in the Covestro Sonnenwagen

    Team Sonnenwagen taking a break during test drives in Nuriootpa, South Australia. A crash box in the front of the solar car protects the driver in the event of a collision. It is made of the Baysafe rigid polyurethane foam system from Covestro.

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