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LANXESS Deutschland GmbH, Germany

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company and operates in all important markets of the world. Its core business comprises the development, manufacture and sale of high-tech plastics, high-performance rubber, specialty chemicals and intermediates. In addition, it helps its customers in the dev more

Covestro AG, Germany

Since September 2015, Bayer MaterialScience has been an independent company, operating under the new name Covestro. We continue to be a leading supplier of high-value polymers and innovative solutions for key sectors such as transportation, construction, electronics, furniture, sports equipment and more

NETZSCH-Gerätebau GmbH, Germany

NETZSCH-Gerätebau GmbH is focused on the development of versatile, reliable and sensitive Thermoanalytical instruments for material research, development, quality control and failure analysis. Our broad application know-how is transferred to our customers by means of demonstration or contract testin more

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  • Scientists convert plastics into useful chemicals using sunlight

    Chemists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have discovered a method that could turn plastic waste into valuable chemicals by using sunlight. In lab experiments, the research team mixed plastics with their catalyst in a solvent, which allows the solution to harness light more

  • Stora Enso invests in pilot plant for bio-based plastic packaging material

    Stora Enso is investing EUR 9 million to build a pilot facility for enabling the production of bio-based plastics as barrier in transparent packaging. The pilot plant will convert plant-based sugars into the renewable building block required to make PEF, a bio-based plastic, mainly targeting the foo more

  • Bio-inspired hydrogel can rapidly switch to rigid plastic

    A new material that stiffens 1,800-fold when exposed to heat could protect motorcyclists and racecar drivers during accidents. Hokkaido University researchers have developed a hydrogel that does the opposite of what polymer-based materials, like plastic bottles, normally do: their material hardens w more

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Videos Plastics

Why Does Stepping On a Lego Hurt So Bad?

There are some things you wouldn't wish upon even your worst enemy. Stepping on Legos being no such exception. The mind bending pain of a bare foot pressing down on a Lego is one of the worst known to humanity, but how does something so innocent looking create such an intense feeling? We're talk ... more

Curvature from planar polymer sheets in response to light

Researchers at NC State have developed a way to create curvature from 2D sheets using only light.The advance builds on earlier work by the same research team, which focused on self-folding 3-D structures. The key advance here is that rather than having the plastic fold along sharp lines – into s ... more

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A Guide to Common Household Plastics

Plastic is everywhere in our day to day lives – but, of course, ‘plastic’ is just a catch-all term for a range of different chemical substances. This graphic takes a look at some of the more common plastics we encounter on a regular basis, and examines their chemical structures. Below, we’ll also ta more

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  • Technical Application Manager (M/F/D) Aviation

    Clariant is a focused and innovative specialty chemical company based near Basel in Switzerland. The department Technical Application EMEA is responsible for the development and technical service of various product portfolios within Business Unit Industrial & Con­sumer Specialties. To strengthen our more

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Boedeker Plastics

Boedeker Plastics Boedeker Plastics, Inc. is a plastic materials distributor & machine shop located in Shiner, Texas . General Information Boedeker Plastics consists of two distinct parts ... (1) a stocking wholesale distributor of plastic ... more

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