Polystyrene is a plastic polymer that is used in many areas of everyday life: be it for yogurt containers, packaging materials, toy bricks or for insulation purposes in building and construction. Probably the best-known use, however, is foamed polystyrene, also known as Styropor®. We have taken a closer look at this special material and answer questions about the production, properties, use and recycling of polystyrene in this article.
The processing of polyurethane into a foam opens up various possible applications. As an all-rounder for sealing, bonding and insulating, PU is mainly used in the construction industry. The food industry also benefits from the good thermal and cooling insulation properties. In this article, you will learn all about the production of PU and PIR foam, the areas of application and how they are to be considered from an ecological point of view.
Polyurethane surrounds us in almost all areas of life. Whether in shoes, surfboards or as a high-performance insulating material, polyurethane's versatility allows it to be used in a wide variety of forms and functions. In this article, learn what polyurethane is, how it is manufactured and how its properties can be adapted to individual needs.
As one of the most important and financially powerful industries, the pharmaceutical sector bears a high responsibility, not only economically but also socially. Pharmaceutical products in human and veterinary medicine enable a higher quality of life through prevention and treatment of diseases. However, the industry is subject to many changes. In the following article you can read about the high demands in the pharmaceutical industry and how the chemical industry, as a supplier of important raw materials, can help to meet them.
Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is an extract of the female hemp plant that has recently become freely available in the EU. Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), it is not psychoactive and therefore does not have an intoxicating effect. Rather, the molecule is said to have anticonvulsant and anti-inflammatory effects. We asked ourselves, “How are these natural substances extracted?” Read more about CBD production here.
Chemical logistics has always been a sensitive area that is dependent on very different influences - and therefore susceptible to fluctuations and instability. This is particularly evident at the present time with increased delivery difficulties due to the Covid 19 pandemic. But there are also other challenges that affect the entire supply chain. Read here to find out what influencing factors in chemical logistics you should be aware of and which trends are important.
Not all solvents are the same. The pharmaceutical industry needs distinctive, high-quality products with particular purity and absolute reliability. These quality standards are crucial for the consistency of pharmaceutical formulations. Buyers and R&D managers in this industry know that application-oriented and tailor-made solvents are important factors. Learn here which properties of high-purity solvents are crucial.
Today's fuels are high-tech products with a continuous need for further development, primarily because engines are becoming better and more efficient. This applies even more to motorsports: high-quality racing fuels are of great importance, because they have to be tailor-made and precisely fit to the specific technical requirements of the different engine types. Delivering fuel must also be a perfect fit - a racing event cannot afford any delays. Read more here about the specific requirements of racing fuel deliveries.
A steadily growing population and an increasing demand for energy makes it necessary to use agrochemicals in agriculture to increase crop yields and optimise the use of agricultural land. The issue of sustainability, with the concept of minimising negative impacts on people and the environment, is playing a more and more important role. Agrochemical companies see themselves obliged to take sustainability aspects into account and to align their entire value chain accordingly - especially with their suppliers. Read this article to find out what role the EcoVadis rating plays in your company's sustainable procurement decisions.
In the engine industry, market requirements are changing rapidly: one key driver is performance optimisation, which is particularly noticeable in the fuel additive industry. After all, fuel additives play a major role in ensuring that modern engines can develop their full potential. In the production of a high-quality additive formulation, solvents play an essential role. They are used as a carrier fluid and thus also contribute to improved environmental compatibility of engines. Read here which solvent properties are decisive and what else you should expect from your solvent supplier.