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Sustainable nylon production made possible by bacteria discovery

24/08/2020

Nylon manufacture could be revolutionised by the discovery that bacteria can make a key chemical involved in the process, without emitting harmful greenhouse gases.
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Smallest 3D printed miniature endoscope in the world

24/07/2020

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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Polymere ink of the future in printed electronics

19/06/2020

A research group led by Simone Fabiano at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Linköping University, has created an organic material with superb conductivity that doesn't need to be doped. They have achieved this by mixing two polymers with different properties.
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Antiviral and Antimicrobial Additive Developed for Face Masks

22/05/2020

Wearing a fase mask can significantly reduce the range of viruses that are coughed up. This is the conclusion reached by scientists from the university in Edinburgh, Scotland. Nevertheless, the mask does not protect against infection per se. An Israeli company has now developed an additive wih an antiviral effect that can be applied to the mask.
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Better drinking water thanks to plastics

20/05/2020

Around 2.2 billion people do not have an access to clean drinking water, although two thirds of the earth is covered with water. However, more than 97 percent of it is inedible salt water. So drinking water is a very rare commodity on earth. However, drinking water can be obtained from salt water. Polymeres could help.
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Upcycling spongy plastic foams from shoes, mattresses and insulation

12/05/2020

Researchers have developed a new method for upcycling polyurethane foams, the spongy material found in mattresses, insulation, furniture cushions and shoes.
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Trauer um den Hauptgeschäftsführer von PlasticsEurope Deutschland Dr. Rüdiger Baunemann

21/04/2020

Dr. Rüdiger Baunemann ist am Freitag, 17. April 2020, plötzlich und unerwartet in seinem Heimatort Leun verstorben. Die Kunststoffbranche verliert eine Leitfigur mit großer Gestaltungskraft, einen Neuerer und Wegbereiter, der sich sowohl auf nationaler wie auch auf europäischer Ebene dafür engagiert hat, dass der Kunststoffindustrie die angemessene Bedeutung zukommt.
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Water replaces toxins: Green production of plastics

21/04/2020

Although organic plastics are not harmful to the environment themselves, toxic substances are often used during their synthesis. TU Wien shows - there is another way.
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Looking for new packaging materials

25/03/2020

In a joint research project, the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS and the technical film producer POLIFILM Extrusion GmbH, are working to engineer biopolymer-based films for food packaging. In this project, the specialists relied on chitosan coatings to increase the resistance of food to microbiological impacts.
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New way of recycling plant-based plastics instead of letting them rot in landfill

27/02/2020

Scientists have developed new way to break down plant-based plastics into their original building blocks, potentially allowing products to be recycled repeatedly without a loss in the quality of the plastic.
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