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23. August 2019 | Medtech

Scars: gone with the foam

Der Schaumstoff kann in eine Hautwunde platziert werden und den natürlichen Heilungsprozess optimieren  Poorly healing wounds and severe scarring are more than just a cosmetic problem; they can significantly impair a person's mobility and health. more

19. August 2019 | Mobiltech

Innovative tape technology to the automotive industry

Ultratape B3EG12 UD 01 schwarz ? ein vollständig mit Polyamid 6 imprägniertes, unidirektional endlosfaserverstärktes Tape mit 60 Gewichtsprozent Glasfasern. Toray Advanced Composites and BASF signed a manufacturing and supply agreement focused on the production of continuous fiber more

16. August 2019 | Mobiltech

3D Web forming for the automotive industry

3D web forming for the automotive industry The automotive industry has always been pushing its suppliers to develop innovative products. more

14. August 2019 | Mobiltech

“Textile” airfreight containers

Luftfrachtcontainer aus MacroLite ULD The market for Unit Load Devices (ULDs) is changing fast: air freight containers need to weigh less, meet higher safety requirements, require fewer repairs more

02. August 2019 | Hometech

High-performance coating on dog beds

Das Hundebett ?Die Insel? von StyleSnout ist auf der Oberfläche mit einem wässrigen Polyurethansystem unter Verwendung der INSQIN Technologie von Covestro beschichtet. The surface of “The Island” dog bed from StyleSnout is coated with a water-based polyurethane system using Covestro´s INSQIN technology. It enables more

31. July 2019 | Mobiltech

SGL Carbon and Elbe Flugzeugwerke extend contract

SGL-SIGRAPREG-Vorimprägnierte-Materialien SGL Carbon and Elbe Flugzeugwerke, a long-established German aircraft manufacturer, have extended their contract to supply prepregs more

30. July 2019 | Mobiltech

Asahi Kasei develops polyamide beads foam

Asahi Kasei entwickelt den weltweit ersten Polyamid-Schaumstoff With the ongoing disruptive megatrends in the automotive industry, the automotive OEMs and suppliers are facing a strong innovation pressure. New, innovative solutions are in high demand. Asahi Kasei’s newly developed polyamide beads foam offers unique possibilities for lightweight and noise reducing applications. more

25. July 2019 | Hometech

Project ConText: Intelligent textile surfaces for the smart home

Intelligente textile Oberflächen Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), objects and devices in living spaces can be networked in such a way that they make everyday life easier in many ways. more

24. July 2019 | Geotech

First geogrid of 100 percent rPET

Erstes Geogitter aus 100 % recyceltem PET-Garn weltweit As the first manufacturer of geotextiles worldwide, the Huesker Group, headquartered in Gescher/Germany, is now producing one of its most popular more

24. July 2019 | Agrotech

Recycling of agricultural films

Recycling von Agrarfolien As a founding member of the ERDE initiative (Erntekunststoffe Recycling Deutschland), RKW commits to collect and recycle 65 percent of all silage and stretch films sold on the German market by 2022. more

19. July 2019 | Clothtech

Textile UV protection

Sommer, Sonne, Hautkrebs: Das unterschätzte Risiko The skin is the largest human organ and is directly exposed to external influences. more

18. July 2019 | Mobiltech

SGL Carbon: leaf spring made of glass fiber reinforced plastic

Blattfeder aus glasfaserverstärktem Kunststoff an Volvo Cars By delivering its millionth composite leaf spring to Volvo Cars, SGL Carbon has reached a milestone in the history of serial production of fiber composite components. more

18. July 2019 | Nonwovens & Technical Textiles

Asahi Kasei to increase production capacity for its artificial suede

Künstliches Veloursleder von Asahi Kasei Asahi Kasei has decided to expand its plant for its Lamous artificial suede in Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan, by four million m2/year, more

15. July 2019 | Buildtech

Slim concrete facades for residential buildings

Schlanke Betonfassaden für Wohngebäude BASF is showing its innovative, super-slim high-performance insulation materials in new applications at the world’s largest plastics trade show in Düsseldorf from October 16-23, 2019. The innovative high-performance products Slentite und Slentex are a new generation of energy-efficient aerogel-based insulation materials with outstanding material properties. more

12. July 2019 | Agrotech

How ecovio contributes to closing the nutrient cycle towards a Circular Economy

BASF: kompostierbaren Kunststoff ecovio With the certified compostable plastic ecovio, BASF has developed a material portfolio for a variety of applications which can be used throughout the entire food cycle. more

10. July 2019 | Mobiltech

Alpha-Liner: optimum protection against tire noise

Autoneum: optimaler Schutz vor Reifenlärm With Alpha-Liner, Autoneum launches its first-ever textile wheelhouse outer liner that not only reduces tire noise substantially, but also convinces with low weight. This newest lightweight component ensures a quiet driving experience and also helps vehicle manufacturers meet current and future noise and emission limits. Alpha-Liner premieres at the “Automotive Acoustics Conference” which takes place in Zurich, Switzerland, on July 9 and 10.
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05. July 2019 | Research & Development

Student team developped Hyperloop capsule made of carbon fiber-reinforced plastics

Studententeam der Technischen Universität München bei der Präsentation des neuen Hyperloop Pod aus Carbon Mitte Juni With the support of SGL Carbon, students at the Technical University of Munich have developed an optimized Hyperloop prototype and presented their innovation mid of June in Munich. more

04. July 2019 | Research & Development

ITA-doctoral candidate Martin Scheurer wins Hanns Voith Foundation Prize 2019

Alle Preisträger mit Gratulanten ITA-doctoral candidate Martin Scheurer was awarded the Hanns Voith Foundation Prize 2019 in the "New Materials" category on June 28, 2019 in Heidenheim, Germany, with prize money of EURO 5,000. more

04. July 2019 | Clothtech

Elastic textile fibers made from carbon dioxide

Kunststofffaser aus CO2 The elastic fibers are made with a chemical component that consists in part of CO2 instead of oil. This precursor called cardyon is already used for foam in mattresses and sports floorings. And now it is being applied to the textile industry. more

01. July 2019 | Clothtech

BASF bolsters investment in footwear segment

BASF: Eröffnung neuer Footwear Development Center BASF announces new investments to strengthen its global footwear presence: opening new Footwear Development Centers in the US. and Thailand, launching a Footwear Innovation Center in Taiwan, and expanding the Footwear Development Center in Italy. more

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