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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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– in fascinating scientific and political times
10.12.2019

Hermann Staudinger’s life

On 10. December 1953, when he was 72 years old, a retired professor and past the peak of his creative scientific career, Hermann Staudinger received belated honours: the Nobel Prize in Chemistry as the unparalleled culmination of his life’s work, which was devoted to basic chemical research and the theoretical foundations of plastics chemistry.
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American Association for the Advancement of Science
28.11.2019

Fatigue-resistant, high-performance cooling materials enabled by 3D printing

High-performance solid-state elastocaloric cooling materials with exceptional fatigue resistance are made possible by 3D printing a nickel-titanium based alloy, researchers report.
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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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