Circular Economy, recycling / 12.09.2019

According to a study by Fraunhofer Umsicht, we pollute our water with one kilogram of microplastic from tire abrasion per year and head. This is a tremendous amount and the phenomenon is known to all. Because if a tire would not wear, then some properties would be poorly pronounced, such as the braking behavior of a car. But can we be satisfied with that? The scrap tire industry does not want that....

Circular Economy / 09.09.2019

This scenario for an industry in distress drew on the occasion of the specialized event of the paper industry on 3/4 September in Munich. The PTS-Coating Symposium began with a debate about the scenarios of an industry losing 4% per year. Even drastic efficiency measures, which have an increase of 19%, only help on a temporary basis, according to analyzes. Digitization threatens to kill the paper. How can an invention of the paper industry look like, how recycling processes, coatings, paints and prints should be designed so that a...

general, power / 09.08.2019

Renewable energy system integration is standing still in Germany. And system integration is a challenge, in particular because it is also intended to relieve the burden on consumers. Now the draft of the "regulation for the innovation tenders and for the change of further energy industry regulations --InnAus VuÄndV", of the Federal Ministry of Economics is present. He disappoints and is no impulse for innovation. In addition, the regulation has a short term only. This makes the standstill in terms of energy turnaround clear again. The regulation provides...