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.

Compounding Success

Huge salt plant for food & pharma.

Not Heavy. Not Metal.

“Made in Germany” carbon fiber super plastics.

Bitterfeld-Wolfen Attracts More Investments

The industrial park in Bitterfeld-Wolfen (Saxony-Anhalt), one of Europe’s largest production sites for chemicals, is enjoying a wave of new investments.