Global industrial robot sales doubled over the past five years

World Robotics – Industrial Robot Report 2018 published The new World Robotics Report shows that a new record high of 381,000 units were shipped globally in 2017 – an increase of 30 % compared to the previous year. This means that the annual sales volume of industrial robots increased by 114 % over the last … More Global industrial robot sales doubled over the past five years

3D lung model – What does graphene do in our lungs?

Graphene has been hailed as the material of the future. As yet, however, little is known about whether and how graphene affects our health if it gets into the body. A team of researchers from Empa and the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) in Fribourg have now conducted the first studies on a three-dimensional lung model … More 3D lung model – What does graphene do in our lungs?

Europe to spend billions on lithium-ion battery plants

By guest author Cecilia Jamasmie, News Editor at Mining.com   One in every twenty Europeans works in the automotive industry and the European Union believes that unless it catches up on battery technology, those jobs are at risk. That’s why the group is planning to allow state aid for electric battery research and will offer … More Europe to spend billions on lithium-ion battery plants

Awards

First biobased coating hardener for lightfast polyurethane coatings bestowed At eMove360° Europe 2018, the international trade fair for Mobility 4.0 in Munich, Covestro was awarded one of the coveted MATERIALICA Design + Technology Awards 2018. With the world’s first biobased hardener for lightfast polyurethane coatings, the company managed to prevail in the “CO2 Efficiency” category. … More Awards

China Growth slows to 6.5 %; Finance Officials try to soothe worried Investors

By guest author Lingling Wei from Wall Street Journal Asia Growth figure is the lowest since first quarter of 2009 China’s economic expansion slowed to its weakest pace since the financial crisis, as top financial regulators launched an extraordinary coordinated effort to calm jittery investors. The rate of growth in the third quarter dropped to … More China Growth slows to 6.5 %; Finance Officials try to soothe worried Investors

First wind turbines with polyurethanes from Covestro

Covestro, a global leading supplier of high performance polymer materials, has put into operation its first wind turbines with wind blades made using polyurethane infusion resin. The successful installation marks the latest milestone in Covestro’s mission to commercialize polyurethane infusion resin as a key material that will help to shape the new generation of longer, … More First wind turbines with polyurethanes from Covestro