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Bioplastics

Sustainable polymers made of renewable raw materials are ecologically and economically attractive alternatives.

Lightweight Engineering

Energy efficiency and mobility – two keywords that meet when plastics build a bridge between them.

Additive manufacturing

New manufacturing processes have significantly expanded the range of applications for powerful 3D printers in the plastics industry.

E-mobility

E-mobility requires smart drive and storage technology. However, plastics also deliver an indispensable contribution.
Prof. Dr. Rolf Mülhaupt

Sustainability and innovation with plastics

Prof. Dr. Rolf Mülhaupt
Freiburg Materials Research Centre and the Sustainability Centre Freiburg of the University of Freiburg

Sustainability and innovation with plastics

Prof. Dr. Rolf Mülhaupt
Photo: Butterfly

Inspired by Mother Nature

Photo: Feather

An art in itself – building with plastics

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. C. Bonten

Bioplastics

Professor Dr. C. Bonten (Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing.)
Institute for Plastics Engineering (IKT) at the University of Stuttgart

Bioplastics

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Uni.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alois K. Schlarb

Lightweight Construction and Additive Manufacturing

Professor Alois K. Schlarb (Uni.-Prof. Dr.-Ing.)
Chair of Composite Engineering (CCe), University of Kaiserslautern (TUK)

Lightweight Construction and Additive Manufacturing

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Faser dominiert = Fibres dominate
Matrix und Grenzflächen dominieren = Matrix and interfaces dominate

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Detection of cholesterol plaques and thrombs inside human and mouse arteries
24/07/2020

Smallest 3D printed miniature endoscope in the world

Researchers of the Universities of Stuttgart and Adelaide in cooperation with medical research centers in Australia developed a special microoptical tool with a thickness of only 125 microns. This enables endoscopic examimations within blood vessels whose diameter is smaller than 0.5 mm and helps detecting plaques or thrombs to reduce the danger of a stroke or a heart attack.
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University of California - San Diego
07/08/2020

New science behind algae-based flip-flops

Sustainable flip-flops: A team of UC San Diego researchers has formulated polyurethane foams made from algae oil to meet commercial specifications for midsole shoes and the foot-bed of flip-flops. The results of their study are published in Bioresource Technology Reports and describe the team's successful development of these sustainable, consumer-ready and biodegradable materials.
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Prof. Bernhard Rieger

Sustainable Plastics in the 21st Century

Prof. Bernhard Rieger
Wacker Chair of Macromolecular Chemistry Technical University of Munich

Fig 1: Global plastics production (source: Plasticseurope "The facts - 2018")

Fig 1: Global plastics production (source: Plasticseurope "The facts - 2018")

Sustainable Plastics in the 21st Century

Fig 2. CO2 as a carbon source for industrial plastics

Fig 2. CO2 as a carbon source for industrial plastics

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Prof. Giese

System integration: functionality through material, process and design

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Giese
German Institute of Rubber Engineering (DIK)

System integration: functionality through material, process and design

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Video Statements

Systems integration: Functionality of Materials, Processes and Design

Members of the scientific council give their statements about the most important challenges for the plastics industry.

Prof. Dr. Ing. Christian Bonten

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Giese

Prof. Dr. Rolf Mülhaupt

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernhard Rieger

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alois K. Schlarb

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