On the way to climate-neutral steel

thyssenkrupp has reached an important milestone in its transformation towards climate-neutral steel. The first batch of steel was delivered with reduced CO2 emissions.

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Highly densified and extremely hard wood

The company Swiss Wood Solutions is working on modifying domestic solid wood and veneer so that it becomes a true high-performance material, in some cases surpassing the properties of tropical woods.

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World‘s first watch made from recycled coffee

The Berlin designer Julian Lechner, in cooperation with Lilienthal Berlin, launched the world's first watch made from recycled coffee grounds, waxes and oils.

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Biokunststoff HMF aus Altbackwaren

Bioplastics from old bakery goods

Scientists from the Fraunhofer WKI and the University of Hohenheim have succeeded in extracting the bioplastic hydroxymethylfurfural HMF from old bakery goods for formaldehyde-free resins and…

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Stand-up paddleboard from renewable materials

Stand-up paddling is one of the trend sports. At the Fraunhofer WKI, a team of researchers is developing a stand-up paddleboard that is made entirely from renewable raw materials.

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UNclean Plastics – Recycling of contaminated plastics

In the "UNclean Plastics" project, the two designers Friedrich Gerlach and Felix Stockhausen developed a printing process for the additive manufacture of toothbrushes from contaminated polypropylene.

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Bubble Wrap Sneaker

The Munich shoe entrepreneur Sebastian Thies, in cooperation with the Israeli start-up Remeant, has brought a sustainable sneaker made of real, recycled bubble wrap onto the market.

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I will Rise – Vegan Sneaker

The fair produced, sustainable and vegan "I WILL RISE" sneakers by designer Nando Nkrumah from Cologne combine wonderful, hand-woven fabrics from Ghana and exceptional shoe-making skills from…

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Flexible Forms – Biocomposites Experimental Pavilion

The "Flexible Forms" pavilion of the BioMat Group at the ITKE in Stuttgart is a double-curved, parametrically designed segment shell made of light, one-sided curved wood and bio-composite elements.

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This is Urine – tiles and dishes using human urine

"This is urine" is a project that explores the value of urine by uncovering its potential new roles within the society. Unlike the common belief shared in modern society, urine has been widely used…

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