Expert interview: Plastics and sustainability - a contradiction?

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Polymer expert and author of the blog Dr. Herwig Juster and Dirk Moses, Head of Market Development at Technoform talk about the connection between plastics and sustainability! 

In the video, Dr. Herwig Juster is a guest at Technoform in Lohfelden to dive into the world of sustainable plastic solutions.

Dirk Moses gives an insight into Technoform's commitment to sustainable product development and its role in designing customised thermoplastic solutions.

Part 1: Plastics & sustainability - a contradiction?

Sustainable plastic solutions? Dr. Herwig Juster, author of the blog, and Dirk Moses from Technoform offer exclusive insights into the topic.

Dr. Juster visits Technoform in Lohfelden to explore the link between plastics & sustainability. Find out how Technoform has been researching sustainable solutions since 2015, from the use of renewable resources to the introduction of innovative separation technologies.

Dirk Moses discusses how overcoming scepticism about bio-based materials is a first step and how to make effective use of production waste.

Find out more in the first part of our video.

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Part 2: Plastics can reduce CO2 footprint of automotive products

The automotive industry offers enormous potential for the use of high-performance plastics in the context of sustainability.

But it is not only the automotive industry that benefits from the advantages of plastics technology. Herwig shows us how high-performance polymers such as PPS can be used in the treatment of corrosive liquids and gases to save significant amounts of CO2.

Find out more in the second part of our video.

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Part 3: Are prejudices against plastics putting a break on innovation?

Despite the widespread assumption that plastics are a bad choice for the environment, data shows a different reality. Both plastics experts explain: Plastics make up only a tiny fraction of the materials used worldwide and therefore contribute minimally to the carbon footprint. 

In contrast, other materials such as cement, metal, ceramics and concrete cause the majority of CO2 emissions. Watch the third part of our video.

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