Wind power in the upswing

Efficient manufacture of rotor blades with polyurethanes / Covestro delivers first commercial order of raw materials to China / Efficient Pasquick® coating technology provides protection Power generation from renewable sources is a key part of the sustainability concept of Covestro [http://www.covestro.com] and underlines its commitment to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in particular goal … More Wind power in the upswing

New laboratory study reveals that highly-toxic hydrofluoric and hydrochloric acids are released when PTFE burns

The independent institute Warringtonfire Frankfurt GmbH examines impact of incineration of PTFE, Polyurethane and Polyester membrane grades in an open fire in accordance with EN ISO 5659-2 (NBS smoke chamber). Given the growing global “tourism” of used clothing and textile waste, the results of the analysis are especially critical when it comes to product responsibility … More New laboratory study reveals that highly-toxic hydrofluoric and hydrochloric acids are released when PTFE burns

Generate Interior Ribbed Support Vaults for 3D Printed Hollow Objects

By guest author Sarah Saunders from 3D Print In 3D printing, every layer of material must be supported by the layer below it in order to form a solid object; when it comes to FFF 3D printing, material can only be deposited at points that are already receiving support from below. French researchers Thibault Tricard, Frédéric Claux, … More Generate Interior Ribbed Support Vaults for 3D Printed Hollow Objects

Faster and cheaper entry into the textile reinforced concrete market possible in the future

ITA-doctoral candidate Martin Scheurer wins Hanns Voith Foundation Prize 2019 in the “New Materials” category Faster and cheaper entry into the textile reinforced concrete market possible in the future 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 … More Faster and cheaper entry into the textile reinforced concrete market possible in the future

Egypt lost estimated USD 1.6 billion in tax revenues to trade misinvoicing in 2016

In a comprehensive study on the level of trade misinvoicing in Egypt in 2016, GFI found that the estimated potential tax revenue losses to the Egyptian government that year is USD 1.6 billion, equivalent to 4.1 % of the value of Egypt’s total government revenue collections in 2016. Using a trade gap analysis, GFI was … More Egypt lost estimated USD 1.6 billion in tax revenues to trade misinvoicing in 2016