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Companies in the plastics industry are cautiously optimistic about the future

The exploding prices of raw materials and the shortage of materials due to the chaos in logistics are of great concern.

03-Aug-2021

The plastics industry has recovered from the consequences of the pandemic faster than originally hoped. Companies expect this positive trend to continue. But the mood in the industry is clouded, because: Exploding raw material prices, dramatic material shortages as well as supply bottlenecks due ...

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Recycled garnet sand as a source of scandium?

07-Jun-2021

Some call it the "oil of the future." This is because demand for scandium is growing, especially due to its potential as a material for lightweight construction of aircrafts and cars, but also for fuel cells. Concurrently, the supply of this critical raw material in Europe is not secure. ...

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Pyrolysis oil from waste tires as additional raw material source

BASF invests into Pyrum as part of its ChemCycling project

23-Sep-2020

BASF SE is to invest €16 million into Pyrum Innovations AG, a technology company specialized in the pyrolysis of waste tires, headquartered in Dillingen/Saar, Germany. With the investment, BASF will support the expansion of Pyrum’s pyrolysis plant in Dillingen and the further roll out of the ...

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Chemical industry: procurement is the most effective way to achieve carbon neutrality

10-Oct-2019

The majority of German chemical companies see the adjustment of their procurement strategy as a key way to successfully master the challenge of carbon neutrality and compensate for expected competitive disadvantages. Sustainability aspects are already a central decision-making factor in the ...

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Converting carbon dioxide to valuable resources with the help of nanoparticles

30-Sep-2019

Enzymes use cascade reactions to produce complex molecules from comparatively simple raw materials. Researchers have now copied this principle. An international research team has used nanoparticles to convert carbon dioxide into valuable raw materials. Scientists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum in ...

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Chemicals from carbon dioxide – with plasma and perovskite membranes

06-Jun-2019

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB and the University of Stuttgart aim to use the climate-damaging greenhouse gas carbon dioxide as a raw material for the production of chemicals. To do this, they are developing a combined plasma and membrane ...

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Is CO2 the New Fossil Fuel?

A Closed Carbon Cycle for the Chemical Industry

17-May-2019

The heat-trapping gas carbon dioxide, or CO2 for short, is responsible for global warming. In order to instead exploit this carbon material's potential and thereby minimize its effects, CO2-emissions can be recycled and utilized to manufacture high-quality products. By capturing waste CO2 from ...

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BioMCN to produce renewable methanol with green hydrogen

27-Feb-2019

Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) and Gasunie have agreed to supply green hydrogen to BioMCN for the production of renewable methanol from CO2. The companies say it marks the next step in the sustainability of processes in the industry. Nouryon and Gasunie are currently ...

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Fibers from old tires can improve fire resistance of concrete

21-Feb-2019

A new way of protecting concrete from fire damage using materials recycled from old tyres has been successfully tested by researchers at the University of Sheffield. The team used fibres extracted from the textile reinforcement commonly embedded into tyres to guarantee their performance. Adding ...

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Green catalysts with Earth-abundant metals accelerate production of bio-based plastic

How crystalline structure can affect the performance of MnO2 catalysts

10-Jan-2019

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have developed and analyzed a novel catalyst for the oxidation of 5-hydroxymethyl furfural, which is crucial for generating new raw materials that replace the classic non-renewable ones used for making many plastics. It should be no ...

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