BASF to build engineering plastics and thermoplastic polyurethanes plants at new Chinese Verbund site

First plants at integrated Verbund site will contribute to global capacity for engineering plastics and TPU BASF’s USD 10 billion investment project in Zhanjiang is moving forward swiftly Advanced performance materials help electronics, consumer products and automotive manufacturers reduce weight, improve safety and efficiency BASF plans to build an engineering plastics compounding plant and a … More BASF to build engineering plastics and thermoplastic polyurethanes plants at new Chinese Verbund site

How to programme materials

By guest author Rainer Klose from Swiss Empa Predict the properties of composite materials Can the properties of composite materials be predicted? Empa scientists have mastered this feat and thus can help achieve research objectives faster. This leads, for instance, to better recycling techniques and electrically conductive synthetic materials for the solar industry Ali Gooneie … More How to programme materials

US Apparel exports perform better than its Asian Counterparts

US textile and apparel exports are rising. US textile and apparel exports are around 21 % of its imports, not a very small percentage, and an indication that `Made in America’ is gaining traction. With the current deadlock in trade talks with China, there could be more incentive to manufacture more at home. Total US … More US Apparel exports perform better than its Asian Counterparts

Circular Economy: EU Commission welcomes Council final adoption of new rules on single-use plastics to reduce marine plastic litter

The Council of the EU today adopted the ambitious measures proposed by the Commission to tackle marine litter coming from the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on European beaches, as well as abandoned fishing gear and oxo-degradable plastics. The rules on Single-Use Plastics items and fishing gear envisage different measures to apply to … More Circular Economy: EU Commission welcomes Council final adoption of new rules on single-use plastics to reduce marine plastic litter