New technology to convert PET waste back into virgin grade material

It was really exciting to see the latest polymer research news concerning Unilever and a fellow company from the Netherlands, Ioniqa Technologies B.V. The start-up company Ioniqa, which is a commercial spin-out from the Eindhoven University of Technology, is part of the recently announced technology partnership to convert PET waste back into virgin grade material for …

Innovation Centre to investigate non-metallic pipe technology

Based at TWI on Granta Park in Cambridge, United Kingdom a new Non-Metallic Innovation Centre (NIC) will now conduct a research programme that covers Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) 1-9, with partners drawn from leading academic institutions, research centres, oil and gas companies and composite materials manufacturers. Following the success of their Innovation Centres, Aramco, along …

UNderstanding MATerials by CHaracterizing Essential Distributions project gets funding

The University of Amsterdam recently reported that a group of researchers who collaborate at the Centre for Analytical Sciences Amsterdam (CASA) have teamed up with researchers from the companies DSM, AkzoNobel and BASF for a project focusing on the development of new analytical techniques for advanced polymers. The research team with analytical scientists Govert Somsen (VU), …