German Chemical Industry Rebounds from Corona in a Big Way

EUR 111 billion in turnover and a 12 percent rise compared with a year ago – those are the record-setting figures published by the Association of the Chemicals Industry (VCI) for the first half of 2021.

Profits from Industrial Smokestacks

The global environmental focus is on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But a forward-looking initiative from the Fraunhofer Institute and steel manufacturer thyssenkrupp is investigating how to use CO2 as a raw material.

Sustainable Biochemicals in Germany’s East

Finnish forest industry company UPM has begun construction a one-of-a-kind bio-refinery in the city of Leuna in the eastern German regional state of Saxony-Anhalt.

Plastics Industry Sees Partial Increase In Demand From Covid-19

How has the coronavirus pandemic influenced major German sectors? You can find out in GTAIs industry overviews. Today’s topic: plastics.

Chemical Attraction

Germany’s chemicals sector is the largest in Europe and also one of the most innovative in the world. While its strength lies in producing basic chemicals efficiently, it also has a few lucrative secrets up its sleeve.

Renewable Synthetic Fuel

Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT have come up with a method of using renewable electricity to create synthetic fuel.

Attractive Repellent

Greasy fingers and stainless steel surfaces – a combination that’s irritating countless people in and around the home. Now Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute thinks it’s found a solution to this age-old problem.

Orion Expansion

Luxembourgish chemicals company Orion Engineered Carbons is planning to expand its presence in Cologne.

Torggler Goes Bavarian

The venerable Italian producer of chemical building materials Torggler Chimica has opened a branch in the town of Oberhaching near the Bavarian capital Munich.

EUR 10 Million for Pilot Plant PAZ

The European Union, the state of Saxony-Anhalt and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are giving a combined EUR 10 million to the Fraunhofer Pilot Plant Center for Polymer Synthesis and Processing (PAZ) in Schkopau, which has been helping its customers perform polymer synthesis and processing procedures on an industrial-orientated scale since it opened in 2005.