PA10.10+Flax profile

PA10.10+Flax profile by Fridolin Richter & Sebastian Kommer PA10.10 Brand name: VESTAMID® Terra DSManufacturer: EVONIKRaw material: Castor oilCarbon Footprint: 4.0 kg CO2eq.Processing temp.: 220 – 250 °CDrying temp.: 80 – 100 °C Properties:high mechanical strengthgood UV and chemical resistancehigh light transmissioncan be used at high temperatures Origin: Castor oil is extracted from the seeds of the […]

PLA profile

PLA profile  by Caterina Plenzick, Anselm Wohlfahrt, Rafael Vinz & Lukas Keller Raw materials – basic building blocks/ starting materialsPLA is a biodegradable, bio-based, thermoplastic polyester. Through the biotechnological fermentation of sugar, lactic acid is produced in bioreactors with the help of bacteria from the Lactobacillus family, which is then polymerised. The starting materials for PLA are […]

INTERVIEW with STEPHAN KABASCI from FRAUNHOFER UMSICHT

INTERVIEW with STEPHAN KABASCI from FRAUNHOFER UMSICHT by Caterina Plenzick, Anselm Wohlfahrt, Rafael Vinz & Lukas Keller PLA has many similarities with oil-based plastics. Can you mention these and as well the main differences in terms of the materials‘ performative properties? PLA can be produced from renewable raw materials as well as from residues from […]

INTERVIEW with MARIO MALINCONICO from CNR

INTERVIEW with MARIO MALINCONICO from CNR by Caterina Plenzick, Anselm Wohlfahrt, Rafael Vinz & Lukas Keller Which stakeholders have the greatest responsibility in the development of new closed material cycles? Companies producing goods and services in Europe are investing significant resources in the circular processing of their products in order to improve the acceptance of […]

RENTED.

RENTED. Purchase arguments for a library of things According to current knowledge, sufficiency is necessary to limit the ecological damage caused by our consumption. A sharing economy that is based on actual needs and uses available resources sensibly would be helpful for sufficient consumption (i.e. less consumption). In this text it is assumed that Libraries […]

PROCESS SAFE JUNCTION

PROCESS SAFE JUNCTION Safe cycling for everyone During the corona pandemic, new pop-up bike lanes were created in many cities, which redistribute the traffic area in favor of the cyclists. Sustainable mobility in cities depends on an attractive, i.e. safe bicycle infrastructure. We have therefore faced a frequent cause of accidents, right turns at intersections. […]

SAFE JUNCTION

SAFE JUNCTION Safe cycling for everyone During the corona pandemic, new pop-up bike lanes were created in many cities, which redistribute the traffic area in favor of the cyclists. Sustainable mobility in cities depends on an attractive, i.e. safe bicycle infrastructure. We have therefore faced a frequent cause of accidents, right turns at intersections. Our […]