Open innovation to accelerate recycling of mixed plastic waste: MATTER project

Four companies and 6 research groups from two universities collaborate to ramp up polymer recycling in the Catalisti MATTER project. Started in May 2018 the two year project brings together academic researchers and technological business experts to analyse socio-economic aspects related to plastic recycling options. The focus is on mixed, post-consumer plastic waste streams (the […]

Texere Biotech: the world’s most advanced bone graft production line

 Texere Biotech has developed a fully robotic bone graft production line. The primary material is a femoral head taken during a hip replacement operation, which is cut out and processed by robots to make a cube of bone. This standardised product is then used by surgeons for grafting. With 6 robots, Texere Biotech is […]

INEOS Styrolution Antwerp invests in research & development

INEOS Styrolution Antwerp, manufacturer of semi-finished styrene plastic products, invested nearly 1 million euros, equivalent to 0.6% of the Antwerp branch’s turnover, in research and development in 2018. 42% of this amount was staff costs. INEOS Styrolution uses a triple shift strategy to become a more resilient, less cyclical, more diversified and more profitable business. […]