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Plant from plastics?

Bio-based polymers can be transformed into fertilizer

29-Oct-2021

Plastics have taken the world by storm over the last century, finding applications in virtually every aspect of our lives. However, the rise of these synthetic polymers, which form the basis of plastics, has contributed to many serious environmental issues. The worst of these is the excessive use ...

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Cycle for sustainable plastics

Carbon-containing gases from steel production as a source of raw materials: Covestro starts up mini-plant

14-Jul-2021

On the path to climate neutrality, the development of new raw material sources is of central importance. The Carbon2Chem project is investigating, among other things, where cross-sector networking between the steel and chemical industries is possible. The German government is funding the project ...

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Cascades with carbon dioxide

Novel catalytic process for converting CO2 into valuable chemical intermediates in the form of cyclic carbonates

10-Sep-2020

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is not just an undesirable greenhouse gas, it is also an interesting source of raw materials that are valuable and can be recycled sustainably. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Spanish researchers have now introduced a novel catalytic process for convertingCO2 into valuable ...

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Covestro well on track

Group sales and EBITDA up significantly in the first quarter

27-Apr-2018

With a successful start to 2018, materials manufacturer Covestro continues its strong growth. Thanks to ongoing robust demand and higher prices, sales rose by 5.4% to EUR 3.8 billion in the first quarter. The main sales drivers were the Polyurethanes and Polycarbonates segments. Core volumes ...

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Scaling to new heights with gecko-inspired adhesive

12-Jan-2018

Some animals, such as geckos, can easily climb up walls and across ceilings. But currently, no material exists that allows everyday people to scale walls or transverse ceilings as effortlessly. Now, scientists report a dry adhesive that could someday make it easier to defy gravity. Geckos can ...

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Making polymer chemistry 'click'

26-Jul-2017

A team of researchers has developed a faster and easier way to make sulfur-containing polymers that will lower the cost of large-scale production. The achievement opens the door to creating new products from this class of polymers while producing far less hazardous waste. The researchers' ...

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Plastic made of sugar and carbon dioxide

15-Jun-2017

Some biodegradable plastics could in the future be made using sugar and carbon dioxide, replacing unsustainable plastics made from crude oil, following research by scientists from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath. Polycarbonate is used to make ...

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Strong first quarter for Covestro

26-Apr-2017

After a successful fiscal year 2016, materials manufacturer Covestro continued to perform well in the first quarter of 2017 and adjusted its forecast upward for the full year. Thanks to still-strong demand for innovative polymers, the Group’s core volumes increased by 9.0%. Further growth in ...

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Covestro achieves record year

Net income more than doubled

20-Feb-2017

2016 was a record year for materials manufacturer Covestro. Driven by demand for innovative materials, the Group’s core volumes increased by 7.5%. With greater capacity utilization across its plants, adjusted EBITDA surged by 22.7% above the 2015 figure to EUR 2.0 billion. Net income more than ...

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R.D. Abbott Is Now a Full Service Supplier of Dow Corning Moldable Optical Silicones

08-Jul-2016

R.D. Abbott Company, Inc., has signed a new distribution agreement with Dow Corning Corporation to distribute Dow Corning® Moldable Optical Silicone materials for manufacturers and fabricators in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. This agreement includes Dow Corning® Moldable Optical Silicone ...

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