Solid-State-Batteries – Bio-plastics 11-02-2023
Solid-State-Batteries – Bio-plastics
-Here are the Volvo Giga Presses: they come from Switzerland
The Scandinavian company buys two machines for megacasting from Buhler: this is how the new electric cars will be built from 2025
When Tesla presented its Giga Press, it explained the advantages of this construction technique to the whole world. Save time, save money and save materials. The other manufacturers could not remain indifferent to this sort of revolution and ran for cover. There is buzz on the issue in China, but Volvo is among the first to announce that it is ready to adopt these gigantic machines.
In fact, the Scandinavian company has signed an agreement for the supply of two Giga Presses – they are called Carat – with the Swiss company Buhler.
Buhler, which is based in Uzwil, a small village halfway between Zurich and Lake Constance, has been operating in the die-casting field for 90 years and already collaborates with various car manufacturers. Solid-State-Batteries – Bio-plastics
-Nissan To Launch EV With Solid-State Batteries In Five Years
The Japanese carmaker is on track to have its solid-state battery factory operational by 2025.
Nissan says it’s in a “class-leading position” to make the first batch of liquid-free, lower-cost solid-state batteries in 2025, with a brand new electric vehicle powered by said batteries slated for production in 2028.
The timeline comes from the company’s senior vice president for research and development in Europe, David Moss, who spoke with UK-based publication Autocar about the Japanese brand’s advancements in solid-state technology.
Nissan initially announced its involvement in the development of solid-state batteries for EVs back in 2021, when it said it will build a pilot facility where prototype cells would be made. One year later, prototype development was underway at the Nissan Research Center in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Solid-State-Batteries – Bio-plastics
-Masdar Signs Agreement with Austria’s VERBUND to Explore Green Hydrogen Production for Central Europe Market
- VERBUND to be co-developer of produced green hydrogen
- Agreement follows Masdar’s launch of new green hydrogen business unit in December
Masdar, one of the world’s fastest-growing clean energy companies, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with VERBUND, Austria’s leading energy utility and one of the largest producers of hydropower in Europe, to explore the production of green hydrogen for the Central Europe market. Solid-State-Batteries – Bio-plastics
The MoU was signed at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2023 by Michael Strugl, Chief Executive Officer, VERBUND, and Mohammad Abdelqader El Ramahi, Executive Director, Green Hydrogen, Masdar. As per the agreement, the two companies will cooperate on developing pathways to produce and export green hydrogen to Central Europe, specifically Austria and Southern Germany.
-Korean researchers find adding tartaric acid to biodegradable plastics makes them stronger
In South Korea, cooking a delicious risotto and making plastics are actually very similar processes. In both, ingredients come together and are heated to create a product, but current recipes for synthesizing bioplastics often fall flat, producing flimsy materials. So, taking a hint from chefs, researchers now report in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering a way to “season” biodegradable plastics to make them stronger. It just takes a “pinch” of cream of tartar (tartaric acid) or citric acid. Solid-State-Batteries – Bio-plastics
To help reduce the amount of plastic waste, some companies are adopting biodegradable plastics that eventually disintegrate. However, it’s often the case that the more easily these materials break down, the flimsier they are, tearing apart from the slightest pressure.
-Georgia-Pacific recycling and waste connections extend partnership to improve capture and reuse of recyclables
Georgia-Pacific Recycling and affiliates of Waste Connections, Inc. announced a multi-year extension of their Recyclable Material Master Purchase Agreement, supporting continued advancement of the circularity of recyclable commodities through collection and reuse.
Waste Connections is an integrated solid waste services company that provides non-hazardous waste collection, transfer and disposal services, along with resource recovery primarily through recycling and renewable fuels generation. Solid-State-Batteries – Bio-plastics
Waste Connections is an integrated solid waste services company that provides non-hazardous waste collection, transfer and disposal services, along with resource recovery primarily through recycling and renewable fuels generation.
-For a greener and cleaner future: Turkish PET recycler Akmert installs new Starlinger line
Akmert İplik San. ve Tic. A.Ş. is currently installing a Starlinger bottle-to-bottle recycling line for its new “GSR Granules” brand at the company’s rPET manufacturing facility in Kocaeli’s Gebze district near Istanbul.
Starlinger’s recoSTAR PET 165 HC iV+ recycling line will produce bottle-grade rPET pellets for Akmert’s new brand “GSR Granules”. ©Akmert Solid-State-Batteries – Bio-plastics
The recoSTAR PET 165 HC iV+ has an output of up to 1,800 kg of bottle-grade rPET pellets per hour and will recycle PET bottles from post-consumer collection. The produced rPET resin, which is 100% food-contact approved, will be sold under the brand name “GSR Granules” and be used for PET bottle production, creating a closed loop for PET bottles.
The commissioning of the line is scheduled for mid of February 2023. With the new Starlinger recycling line, Akmert is expanding its product portfolio by supplying rPET pellets in addition to PET flakes.
“We consider recycling the business of the future, that’s why we have directed our investments towards rPET”, said Kasım Aksoy, owner of Akmert. “We opted for Starlinger technology because we believe in quality from the start. There is no other technology we would rather use than Starlinger as we aim to belong among the top players in the industry.” Solid-State-Batteries – Bio-plastics
With a monthly capacity of 1,200 tons of rPET flakes, marketed under the brand name “SENA PET”, Akmert is one of the biggest suppliers of rPET flakes in Turkey. State-of-the-art sorting and cleansing technologies ensure top product quality that meets the requirements of the PET sheet producers the company supplies to.
-New filter media line for WPT
US company adds to porfolio of spunbonded, needlepunched, wet-laid and carded nonwovens.
WPT Nonwovens, based in Beaver Dam, Kentucky, is installing a new thermobonding line for the producftion of filter media which is being supplied by Trützschler Nonwovens and Schott & Meissner. Solid-State-Batteries – Bio-plastics
The high-capacity line consists of Trützschler’s T-Blend fibre preparation system and two TWF-NC roller cards integrated with Schott & Meissner’s Speedliner belt oven.
Air conditioning systems are not only an integral part of many buildings worldwide but vital components in cars, trucks and planes. HVAC (heating ventilation and air conditioning) systems often rely on thermononded or through-air bonded nonwovens for air filtering.
WPT Nonwovens is a specialist not only in filtration media but also in nonwovens used in the medical, hygiene and industrial sectors. The company was founded in 2008 and quickly became a trusted supplier of spunbonded, needlepunched, wet-laid and carded nonwovens.
The new Trützschler machinery has been selected to ensure reliable fibre preparation and web forming processes for various special, technically demanding filter media.
The new line will start up in the third quarter of 2023.
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