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September 2019: Circular Economy - the potential of carbon dioxide

17/09/2019

Is this the future? We produce Plastics from carbon dioxide (CO2)? Scientists all over the world are working on it. Four of them Four describe recent research results related to the quest to capture CO2 from the smokestacks of factories and power plants and use renewable energy to turn it into industrial feedstocks and fuels.
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August 2019: Paddle fun in rubber boats

29/08/2019

Who hasn’t ever dreamed of standing on the wooden boards of a boat at the coast with his eyes closed and a sea breeze blowing and of having all the time in the world to go on an expedition across the vast expanses of the ocean – without knowing where he would end up and when he would return? No problem: Grab the rubber boat and get out on the water.
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June/July 2019: Plastic in a circular economy: new prospects for genuine recycling

30/06/2019

Scientists have developed an ingenious idea that promises to be a solution to the Dilemma of downcycling. They are working on a plastic that acts like a set of Lego, in that its components can be taken apart at the molecular level and can then put back together again in new forms, textures and colours without any loss of performance and quality.
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May 2019: Acrylic patented 90 years ago (Part 6)

08/05/2019

Once the war was lost and Nazi Germany collapsed, the victorious Allied powers switched acrylic from primarily military purposes to exclusively civil purposes. The versatility of its properties soon opened up new application areas and markets for polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). ...
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April 2019: Acrylic patented 90 years ago (Part 5)

08/04/2019

Röhm & Haas experienced not only an economic boom but also a tremendous improvement in its image, both in Germany and at the international level. Acrylic won the Grand Prix and the Gold Medal at the 1937 International Exposition in Paris (Röhm & Haas 1938, 28 and Wittig 2007, 42). The prizes were awarded in recognition not of the military ...
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March 2019: Acrylic patented 90 years ago (Part 4)

05/03/2019

In the course of the 1930s, the first glass-like objects made from polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) came onto the market in Germany. Thanks to their many different advantages, they were strong competition for products made from conventional glass, particularly in aircraft and car manufacturing. The fact that demand for acrylic very soon went through the roof and enabled Röhm & Haas,...
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February 2019: Knock on Wood

11/02/2019

“Xylochemistry”: a promising way to produce sustainable bioplastics.
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January 2019/2: "Mineral plastic" with great potential

16/01/2019

A new class of plastics has been inspired by nature and is easily degradable. Conventional plastics are based on crude oil and cause problems for the environment as they are not degradable. The research group around Helmut Cölfen, professor of physical chemistry at the University of Konstanz, has now produced an entirely new "mineral plastic" whose structure copies biomaterials.
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January 2019: Welcome to K-Year 2019

16/01/2019

As soon as one K is over, the next K begins. What this means in practice is that the preparations for K 2019, the leading trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry, already started directly after the last K ended three years ago. We are now entering the intensive phase, however, as the 2019 trade fair year gets going.
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December 2018: The story of the raincoat

12/12/2018

Autumn has arrived, winter is upon us. The wet and cold season can be very multiform. But, as the saying goes, there is no bad weather, only the wrong clothing. So, you couch potatoes, watch out: When the rain falls from the sky, pull the raincoat over and out into the fresh air. Dry feet, figuratively speaking, thanks to the British chemist ...
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