Posts tagged: Sustainability

Innovation/Technology

Enviromental performance of inmold structural electronics (IMSE) across the lifecycle

Sustainability in applications and industries has been steadily increasing in importance over the last decade, and this growth will only accelerate in the foreseeable future. Sustainable packaging, locomotion, construction, manufacturing, and food, to name a few, is a value in itself for a large portion of consumers in any market segment. Salcon International has been working with TactoTek in Finland since 2015 to change the world of electronic production in a very disruptive way.
Business

Climate Change - Corona Crisis - Political changes: How is the microtechnology branch dealing with these challenges?

How sustainable is microtechnology in 2022? What are the expectations to the new German government? And what are the biggest uncertainty factors facing the branch? These questions were the focus of the IVAM survey 2022. As in previous years, the survey was conducted among several thousand European companies and institutes in the fields of microtechnology, MEMS, nanotechnology, advanced materials and related key enabling technologies.
Innovation/Technology

Chemical Recycling: Rebuilding „from Scratch”

Building a circular economy is one of the biggest aims to achieve sustainability and fight climate change. But what if cycles cannot be closed easily? Then it’s time to apply rougher measures and – literally – smash everything to pieces. Some material cycles can be closed relatively easily, and appropriate systems have been in place for years: Glass, steel, but also certain types of plastics as long as they are homogeneous. But what about the giant amounts of municipal waste containing mixed and often soiled plastics?
Innovation/Technology

A wide range of technological solutions for sustainability

Climate change and the increasing shortage of raw materials require urgent adjustments to society‘s way of working and living. Micro- and nanotechnology and technologies based on this, such as microfluidics, photonics or sensor technology, offer enormous potential in the development of solutions to these global problems.
Business

"Nachhaltiger“ Leben und Arbeiten? Darum müssen sich jetzt alle Unternehmen kümmern!

Was ist Ihr Vorsatz für das neue Jahr? Vielleicht auch mehr Aktivität in Sachen "Nachhaltigkeit"? Das Thema ist immerhin in aller Munde. Überall wird darüber geredet, dass wir „nachhaltiger“ Leben und Arbeiten müssen, um unsere Umwelt zu erhalten, den Klimawandel zu bremsen und unsere endlichen Ressourcen zu schonen. Aber: Was ist eigentlich genau unter „Nachhaltigkeit“ zu verstehen?
Business

Can we withdraw from fossil fuels in time? Energy concepts of the future

There are still people, including some high-ranking politicians, who are denying the human-induced climate change caused by excessive greenhouse gas emissions. However, science agrees quite well on the mechanisms that have led to a warming of the atmosphere and continue to heat it up.