This company recycles cigarette butts and turns them into plastic

“We haven’t found anything that we can’t recycle.” Cigarette butts are everywhere – clogging up our streets, littering our beaches – and for decades they’ve been thought of as ‘unrecyclable’, because they contain such a tightly packed mix of organic and inorganic products that recycling companies can’t deal with them. But a New Jersey-based company […]

Sanitized opens new TecCenter for plastics and textile testing

Sanitized AG, a Swiss supplier of antimicrobial products for the plastics and textile industries, has opened the new SANITIZED TecCenter at its Burgdorf headquarters. The new TecCenter offers testing capabilities for polymer and textile coatings. It has the equipment to manufacture plastic films or coating support systems and textiles. Repellent plastics and textiles can be […]

Industrial Lasers Process Fiber Reinforced Plastics

AACHEN, Germany, March 10, 2016 — Laser-based technologies that overcome the challenges of processing composite materials — which offer high strength and light weight — hold promise for the automotive and aviation sectors, as well as new applications. Composite materials such as CFRP and GFRP (carbon- and glass-fiber-reinforced polymer, respectively) are becoming staples of industrial […]

Korean scientist produces first sustainable plastic without petroleum

This schematic diagram shows the overall conceptualization of how metabolically engineered E. coli produced a variety of PLGAs with different monomer compositions, proposing the chemosynthetic process of non-natural polymers from biomass. Distinguished Professor Sang Yup Lee of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and colleagues are […]

Toho Tenax Europe joins project aimed at furthering Industry 4.0 initiative

Toho Tenax, the core company of the Teijin Group’s carbon fibres and composites business, has announced that its German subsidiary Toho Tenax Europe (TTE) will participate in a technology development project aimed at contributing to Industry 4.0, the German initiative for a fourth-generation industrial revolution. The project, called iComposite 4.0, was launched by 10 leading […]

Kraiburg TPE highlights THERMOLAST V compounds at VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering conference

At VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering 2016 conference, Kraiburg TPE will introduce its THERMOLAST V portfolio which has recently started full-scale production. As introduced, this new thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) series features hardness ranges from Shore A 50-80 and are suitable for under-the-hood applications that may be exposed to high temperatures, for example seals for timing […]