Einträge von Michael Friedrichs

Neue Studie zu Titandioxid veröffentlicht

Kaum zu ersetzen, eine massive Einschränkung für die Produktqualität und Produktvielfalt, schlecht für etablierte Verwertungswege: So sieht das Fazit einer aktuellen Untersuchung der Kunststoffindustrie, der Pigmenthersteller und der Recycler aus, sollte der Weißmacher Titandioxid für die Kunststoffproduktion wegfallen. Die Studie ist eine Reaktion auf die Pläne der Europäischen Kommission, Titandioxid als möglicherweise krebserzeugend einzustufen. Die […]

VinylPlus Nachhaltigkeitsforum 2019: Innovationen beschleunigen

„Innovationen beschleunigen“ – so lautet das Thema des 7. VinylPlus Nachhaltigkeitsforums am 9. und 10. Mai 2019 in Prag. Im Fokus der Veranstaltung stehen die wichtigsten Innovationstreiber, die die Ziele der PVC-Branche in der Kreislaufwirtschaft voranbringen. Das Forum wird organisiert von VinylPlus®, der freiwilligen Selbstverpflichtung der europäischen PVC-Industrie zur nachhaltigen Entwicklung. Sie konzentriert sich auf […]

New AGPU Activity Report Available

The new AGPU activity report in German was presented at the PVC Workshop in mid-January 2019 in Bonn. The English version has been available for a few days now. The activity report covers the most important projects and events of the past two years and provides detailed information on the increasing cooperation with VinylPlus® as […]

Aktion PVC Recycling: Website updated

In mid-February 2019, the 25th Demolition Conference took place in Berlin. “Campaign PVC-Recycling – the solutions” was also present as an exhibitor. The initiative, in which AGPU and VinylPlus as well as Rewindo, AgPR, KRV, Roofcollect and IVK Europe participate as further partners, was again represented at the international industry meeting with a joint stand […]

BMBF research project on plastics in construction started

After packaging in Germany, the construction sector is the second largest plastics application area. But what happens if these products have to be dismantled? In the pilot project KUBA (Sustainable Plastics Value Chain: Pilot Case Plastics in Building and Construction), research is to be conducted into how plastics from the construction industry are recyceled and […]

Discover Vinyl: vinyl-erleben.de

Extravagant designer bags, easy-care floor coverings in wood and stone look, mirror-finish stretch ceilings, but also high-quality artificial leather for automotive applications and upholstered furniture or PVC-coated fabrics for futuristic textile architecture: modern products made of soft PVC combine excellent performance with high aesthetic and haptic demands, they are also durable and economical. The website www.vinyl-erleben.de was […]

Nachhaltige Kreislaufführung von Kunststoffen im Baubereich

BMBF-Pilotvorhaben „KUBA – Nachhaltige Kunststoffwertschöpfungskette: Pilotfall Kunststoffe in Bauwirtschaft und Gebäuden“ gestartet. Der Baubereich ist nach den Verpackungen der zweitgrößte Kunststoffanwendungsbereich in Deutschland. Doch was passiert, wenn beispielsweise Wärmedämmverbundsysteme rückgebaut werden müssen? Im Pilotvorhaben KUBA soll erforscht werden, wie Kunststoffe aus der Bauwirtschaft in Kreisläufen genutzt und daraus Rohstoffe für neue Produkte wiedergewonnen werden können. […]

Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) established

Last week, international petrochemical, plastics and consumer goods companies launched the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), a global initiative aiming to provide a total of US$1.5 billion over the next five years for the reduction of environmental impacts caused by plastic waste. At the start, 28 global players are already involved, including BASF, Braskem, […]

Plastics the Facts 2018 published

Shortly before the Christmas holidays PlasticsEurope published its latest report on the plastics industry, especially in Europe. The trend monitor shows that global demand for plastics is continuing to rise and that Europe continues to be one of the most important production locations in an international comparison. Other topics in „Plastics the Facts 2018“ include […]

PVC Workshop: Successful kick-off for the year

Two weeks ago the joint PVC workshop of AGPU and PlasticsEurope Germany took place in Bonn. With over 90 participants from the entire industry, this was a successful kick-off for the new year and demonstrated the importance of the selected topics. In addition to the program presentations, the event was an excellent opportunity for networking […]