Less fuel and lower CO2 emissions with POLYVEST® ST tires. Evonik Industries AG

• Evonik expands its range of rubber additives for tire applications
• POLYVEST® ST can significantly reduce rolling resistance in tires

Essen, Germany. Evonik is expanding its silica/silane system, and with it the technology of modern tire production. Newly developed POLYVEST® ST has the potential to further decrease rolling resistance in tires, thus significantly reducing the environmental impact and fuel consumption of vehicles. This has been confirmed in tests on natural rubber based rubber compounds.

Visits SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator: Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. Photo credits: HHL.

Leipzig and Saxony establish themselves as a vital location for young company founders

The agenda of the four-day trip through Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt of the Dutch Royal couple Willem-Alexander and Máxima included today’s visit to SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator at Spinnerei, a former cotton mill. Alongside cultural aspects and remembrance, the occasion for the royal visit to Germany is to intensify trade and investment relations as well as to promote cooperation between the key industries of the two countries.

Top: Maurice Herben, Geert Dewulf, Thom Palstra, Eddy van Hijum, Thomas Bergs, Fred van Houten; Bottom: Wim Boomkamp, Fritz Klocke, Victor van der Chijs  Source: Gijs van Ouwerkerk

On Monday, 23 January 2017, the Fraunhofer Project Center for Design and Production Engineering for Complex High-Tech Systems at the University of Twente (FPC@UT) was officially opened by the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp. The Center is an in-house unit at the campus of the University of Twente (UT) and has a starting phase of five years. The Campus is also home to Kennispark Twente, Netherlands’ largest innovation campus, where more than 380 high-tech companies combine engineering and entrepreneurship to develop cutting-edge products used around the world.

Gregor Luthe: The former stutterer and pupil from a special needs school is a researcher today and prefers to work in Gronau instead of being a professor in Berkeley or Hawaii. Photo: Jürgen Peperhowe

Gronau, Germany: There is a wooden child's bed built like a Viking ship in the winter garden of his office- including a red-white sail, a steering wheel and a horse's head. Everything made by himself. A gleaming mahogany table can be found within his office. It is dark brown and sufficient for more than 20 people. Also restored by himself. Next to the office door you will walk straight into a laboratory where two scientists are busy working with bulbs and an agitating machine. Financed by himself. Gregor Luthe surely was one of those kids whose first word was “himself”.