New report: Alternative naphtha – technologies and market, status and outlook

Nova Institute Finding alternatives to fossil naphtha is crucial for the defossilization of the chemical industry. The concept of “alternative naphtha” utilizes the existing infrastructure of refineries and steam crackers in the chemical industry, where part of the fossil feedstock – crude oil or fossil naphtha – can be replaced by alternatives derived from the …

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What’s new in the world of cellulose fibers and biosynthetics?

nova-Institute The “Cellulose Fibres Conference 2025 – New with Biosynthetics” from March 12-13, 2025 in Cologne will present the latest developments and trends for the sustainable textile industry. Abstracts can be submitted as of now. The established, annual “Cellulose Fibres Conference”, organized by the nova-Institute, is entering the next round with new topics for 2025 …

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South Korea and Germany cooperate in the field of industrial digitalization and renewable energies

Institute of Textile Technology (ITA) at RWTH Aachen University Dongshin University from Naju in South Korea and the Institute of Textile Technology (ITA) at RWTH Aachen University will cooperate in the field of industrial digitalization and renewable energies in the future. A cooperation agreement was signed by Prof. Dr. Chun-Shik Kim and Prof. Dr. Thomas …

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State Secretary Dr. Denis Alt hands over funding decision for the development of advanced hydrogen storage technology to the Leibniz Institute for Composite Materials

Leibniz Institute for Composite Materials GmbH (IVW) Dr. Denis Alt, State Secretary in the Ministry of Science and Health, today handed over a funding decision amounting to 869,706 euros to the Leibniz Institute for Composite Materials GmbH (IVW) in Kaiserslautern. In the new state research project “HydroBear”, the institute will use these funds to develop …

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New member: Fraunhofer IWM

Address: Wöhlerstrasse 11, 79108 Freiburg Phone: 0761 / 5142-0 Web: https://www.iwm.fraunhofer.de/ E-mail: info@iwm.fraunhofer.de Company description: As a driving force, innovator and problem solver, the Fraunhofer IWM translates (materials) science expertise into relevant and sought-after research and development results. Our institute combines know-how and experience in all fields of materials technology and materials science. In the …

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Plastics industry prepares for the future

SKZ – The Plastics Center Würzburg, July 1, 2024 – The SKZ Networking Week has long since established itself as a meeting place for the plastics industry. This year’s popular event once again attracted more than 600 visitors. In many places, summer has been a long time coming this year. At the SKZ Plastics Center …

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The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) now takes alternative carbon feedstocks into account

Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi, sciencebasedtargets.org) provides companies with a science-based methodology for setting CO2 targets that are compatible with limiting global warming to 1.5°C. SBTi is a cooperation between the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute (WIR) and the World Wide Fund …

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Repair instead of recycling

Materials Composites, especially glass fiber reinforced plastics (GRP), are established in many industrial sectors and are characterized by their high resistance to corrosion and weathering. A key area of application is the wind power industry. This is where the new system from Bergolin, which is based on a solvent-free PU acrylate and cures quickly, offers …

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Draft of a national circular economy strategy (NKWS)

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) has published the draft for the first National Circular Economy Strategy for Germany.The concept includes important concepts for plastics. The AVK – Industrievereinigung Verstärkte Kunststoffe e.V. was involved in …

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