How can PVC pipes contribute to the ongoing regeneration of beautiful coral reefs in exotic locations such as Thailand?
Rehabilitating coral reefs in Thailand
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Take a PEEK: plastic parts take flight
Airbus approves Solvay PEEK plastics for its aircraft – for lighter, longer-lasting parts and more fuel-efficient aircraft
When you’re flying at 35,000 feet, it’s easy not to notice the little things that make your journey possible. In the aerospace industry, the use of plastics is state-of-the-art, and it is everywhere – interior trim, folding tables, air conditioning consoles. Strong composite plastics (such as glass-reinforced plastic and carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic) are also in the structural parts of the recent Airbus and Boeing aircraft.
Watching two people grow from university students to experts in the field of biogas – currently one of the largest sources of renewable energy in Germany – made me realize how important our collaboration with the University of Rostockwas.
Michael was preparing for a motorcycle race last month when disaster struck. Riding the circuit on a test drive, he misjudged a corner and fell from the bike – he was fine but a small engine part was damaged, which could have meant the end of the competition for him. But thanks to 3D printing, his pit crew was able to create a replacement part before the race the next day and he went on to compete.
Every two years a gathering in the city focuses on aluminium brazing – a key process for making products such as car radiators, air conditioning, heat exchangers and kettles. The regular pilgrimage to the German Welding Society’s aluminium brazing congress helps companies to improve product efficiency and sustainability. But what does this mean for you and me?
Hearing the laughter and light-hearted chatter of young people and feeling the buzz of activity around me at Club Rhodia in Brazil, I know that our social project is making a difference. It’s been seven years since Solvay designed Alquimia Jovem, or “Young Alchemy,” and the number of 13-16 year olds that we welcome has increased from 80 to about 210 per year
Peking University undergraduate Ping He found out that he was going to take part in a national competition one warm, sunny afternoon, when his teacher called him in and announced: “There is a contest about chemistry; you have been chosen!”