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Newly discovered enzyme breaks down PET plastic in record time

Research finding could help make biological recycling more commercially viable

18-May-2022

Plastic bottles, punnets, wrap – such lightweight packaging made of PET plastic becomes a problem if it is not recycled. Scientists at Leipzig University have now discovered a highly efficient enzyme that degrades PET in record time. The enzyme PHL7, which the researchers found in a compost heap ...

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Paper or plastic?

Rigid waterproof coating for paper aims to reduce our dependence on plastic

17-May-2022

For our sake and the environment, there is a considerable amount of research into the reduction of plastic for many and various applications. For the first time, researchers have found a way to imbue relatively sustainable paper materials with some of the useful properties of plastic. This can be ...

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Step toward a Circular Economy?

Catalytic deconstruction of PET with zirconium metal–organic framework

11-May-2022

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is one of the most common plastics. Discarded PET most often ends up in landfills or in the environment because the rate of recycling remains low. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, a research team has now reported a zirconium-based metal–organic framework material ...

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Covestro: Successful quarter in an increasingly volatile environment

Reduced earnings outlook for 2022

05-May-2022

Covestro has had a successful start to fiscal year 2022 and benefited from continuing buoyant demand in the first three months of this year. The Group’s sales increased by 41.6percent, compared with the prior-year quarter, to EUR4.7billion (previous year: EUR 3.3billion), in particular off ...

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Nanoplastic particles love company

Polyethylene degradation in the environment

02-May-2022

Polyethylene, a plastic that is both cheap and easy to process, accounts for nearly one-third of the world’s plastic waste. An interdisciplinary team from the University of Bayreuth has investigated the progressive degradation of polyethylene in the environment for the first time. Although the ...

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Plastic-eating enzyme could eliminate billions of tons of landfill waste

“This work really demonstrates the power of bringing together different disciplines, from synthetic biology to chemical engineering to artificial intelligence”

29-Apr-2022

An enzyme variant created by engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin can break down environment-throttling plastics that typically take centuries to degrade in just a matter of hours to days. This discovery, published in Nature, could help solve one of the world’s most ...

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Eppendorf builds new site in Wismar for high-tech polymers used in laboratories

Production to start by the end of the year

25-Apr-2022

The globally active Eppendorf Group is building a new plant for high-quality laboratory consumables made of functional high-tech polymers. To this end, the Hamburg-based life science company is acquiring a former production site at the location of MV Werften Fertigmodule Property GmbH in Wismar ...

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Environmentally-friendly coatings

New class of water-soluble catalysts that can be used to polymerize ethylene directly in water

22-Apr-2022

Chemists from Konstanz develop a new class of catalysts that enable manufacturing of polyethylene dispersions directly in water. This opens up perspectives for the environmentally-friendly, solvent-free production of plastic coatings. Polyethylene (PE) is one of today's most important types of ...

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Dangerous plastics

Ingestion of microplastics can trigger evolutionary changes

13-Apr-2022

The fact that microplastics can also trigger evolutionary changes has now been shown for the first time by an international team of scientists from the LOEWE Centre for Translational Biodiversity Genomics (TBG), the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre Frankfurt (SBiK-F) and the ...

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Replacement of Toxic Chemicals in the Manufacture of Tires and Conveyor Belts

The new adhesion promoters are based on natural raw materials

12-Apr-2022

The quality of composite systems made of cords of high-strength fibers such as polyester, aramid or polyamide and matrix materials of rubber is largely determined by the adhesion properties of the fibers to the matrix. In the established manufacturing process, adhesion promoters made of ...

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