Big visions - but also big potential. The usage of carbon dioxide, among experts referred to as "Carbon Capture & Utilization (CCU)", is gaining momentum. These days several technologies are far advanced and allow production on an industrial scale in the immediate future.The usage of CO2 with renewable energy has very high potential. Some CCU technologies are already far developed and upscaling to industrial scale is lining up; other technologies are still in the laboratory or pilot scale. Which are the most promising technologies for CO2 capture, hydrogen production and the production of fuels, chemicals and polymers? What is the right way of implementation, are research programs enough or are specific market incentives necessary? A particular opportunity provides the aviation sector, which could decrease its CO2 emission substantially by making use of solar aviation fuels.
International Conference on Bio-based Materials
This conference aims at providing major players from the European and Asian bio-based chemicals, plastics and composite industries with an opportunity to present and discuss their latest developments and strategies. The conference and the exhibition will bring together experts from leading companies and newcomers. Representatives of political bodies and associations will also have their say alongside leading companies. Due to the great success and for a second time the conference will count with a third day especially dedicated to start-ups with groundbreaking innovations.
Bio-based Start-up Day++
High-potential start-ups from the field of bio-based chemistry, polymers and biotechnology are invited to present themselves to industry and investors!
Microplastic in the environment -
sources, impacts & solutions
Scientific studies have shown that plastics greatly contribute to the littering of oceans. In marine protection, plastic particles with a diameter smaller than 5 mm are referred to as microplastics. These can be secondary fragments created by the breaking up of larger pieces of plastic such as packaging materials, or fibres that are washed out of textiles. They can also be primary plastic particles produced in microscopic sizes. These include granulates used in cosmetics, washing powders, cleaning agents or in other applications.
Sixth WPC Conference,
Cologne Wood and Natural Fibre Composites
While the conference originally focused on the German market, it is now becoming more and more international, therefore taking place in English this year. The range of topics that previously covered only WPC, will for the first time be expanded to also address natural fibre composites (NFC) and bio-based plastics as matrix for bio-composites. All these markets are overlapping more and more and are growing as a whole.
Kunststoffe international is published monthly starting January 2007 as the English edition of Kunststoffe - Europe's leading plastics magazine. With topical articles from Kunststoffe, Kunststoffe international competently provides information in English on technical developments and industry trends. One trade mark: the exclusive insider reports - they form the profile of the magazine as a trend-setting information carrier for the increasingly global performing plastics processors. Kunststoffe international is published by Carl Hanser Verlag - the number one worldwide for literature on plastics - and is complemented by an online-portal with extensive offers in English.
Plastics are today an indispensable part of our everyday life. During their manufacture and assembly, ever more significance is being attached to the joints in this case. JOINING PLASTICS - FUEGEN VON KUNSTSTOFFEN takes account of this development and, as a bilingual title (German/English), deals exclusively with the title subject.
Plasticker - The Home of Plastics Market place for the Plastics Industry - German Plastics Online Website Kunststoff branche mit Informationen zu versorgen und den Unternehmen und Personen der Branche eine Plattform zur Vermarktung ihrer Produkte zur Verfuegung zu stellen.
MACPLAS (technical magazine for the plastics and rubber industry) is published bimonthly with the support of ASSOCOMAPLAST (Italian Plastics and Rubber Processing Machinery and Moulds Manufacturers' Association), by the commercial company PROMAPLAST srl.
BRITISH PLASTICS & RUBBER MAGAZINE ON-LINE,
Plastics Industry News and Events, Reference, Industry Links, and Company Directory.
A new concept in interactive learning. A website dedicated to the free download-ability of interactive educational programs for the plastics industry. – It’s a new way of information exchange! In today’s fluctuating world economics, how does your plastics manufacturing company stand – is your organization competing in the global market, or is it struggling against foreign competition? You need to keep your work force up to date on the latest technology and manufacturing practices. Here you will find the tools you need to bolster and keep the edge that you need to succeed. You will find: free, interactive, computer-based training (CBTs), covering a variety of topics of concern to plastic professionals. Thanks to our sponsors, approximately every 6 weeks a new training will be available for download for you to use.
The Global Plastics Magazine, offering supplier database, Online magazine,
Market Updates, Technology Trends etc.
The Plastics News Global Group — owned by Detroit-based Crain Communications Inc. — encompasses three print publications, three Web sites, five e-mail newsletters, two trade shows, more than a dozen conferences, and two industry award programs.
NORTH AMERICA: Plastics News
PRINT: The group's flagship publication, Plastics News, is a 60,000-circulation, weekly newspaper serving primarily the North American market. Founded by Crain in Akron, Ohio, in 1989, it covers the business of the global plastics industry. Plastics News focuses on commercial, financial, legislative and market-related developments worldwide that affect North American plastic product manufacturers and their suppliers and customers. The publication's mission is to report completely, promptly, fairly and accurately, and to provide plastics industry officials with the market information and competitive intelligence they need to do their jobs more effectively.
MatWeb, Your Source for Materials Information
What is MatWeb? MatWeb's searchable database of material properties includes data sheets of thermoplastic and thermoset polymers such as ABS, nylon, polycarbonate, polyester, polyethylene and polypropylene; metals such as aluminum, cobalt, copper, lead, magnesium, nickel, steel, superalloys, titanium and zinc alloys; ceramics; plus semiconductors, fibers, and other engineering materials.