Biopolyol from MCNS is being used in the Robo car walk, a series of self-driving cars produced by ZMP.
BASF’s new Boldur utility poles are designed to help disaster-prone countries strengthen their power grid and recover rapidly after natural disasters.
Eco-friendly polyols specialist Emery Oleochemicals is donating the concept car it built for exhibitions to the Great Oaks Career Campuses.
Perstorp plans to investigate the potential of producing methanol from CO2 and residual streams at its Swedish facility in Stenungsund.
Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have designed pliable 3D-printed mesh materials for medical applications such as knee and ankle braces.
Holly Lei has been made president of Covestro China. She was previously global head of electrical, electronics and appliances for the company’s polycarbonates business unit.
BASF has opened a second footwear development centre, following on from its existing centre in Italy. The new centre is located in Michigan.
Lanxess is now producing high-performance prepolymers for its urethanes customers at its facility in Porto Feliz, Brazil. It is also now offering application development and technical services from a laboratory at the site.
Solid polyurethane tyres helped one team’s vehicle go a long way on very little fuel in this year’s Shell Eco-marathon Americas. Sarah Houlton reports
Digital manufacturing specialist Carbon has raised $260 million in growth funding. The company’s total fundraising to date now tops $680m.