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Helsingborg city visits STEPS

Helsingborg city´s office of environmental management has started a project called ”Hejdå plast” (bye-bye plastics). Their representatives along with the city´s procurement office and representatives from the waste management company NSR visited STEPS in Lund, to gain a better understanding of different plastic systems including biobased and biodegradable plastics, and their environmental impact.  

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STEPS at the European Bioplastics conference

Rajni Hatti-Kaul and Tobias Nielsen from STEPS followed the latest developments concerning bioplastics at the European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin on the 28-29th of November 2017, and met with other STEPS members. From left: Kristy-Barbara Lange (European Bioplastics, STEPS board member), Linda Zellner (Perstorp, WP2 leader), Dennis Kjellberg (Perstorp) and Tobias Nielsen (Lund University, WP3).

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Sugar based floor varnish STEPS first product

Durable floor varnish based on sugar is the new result with commercial potential from STEPS. The bio-based floor finish StepOn is now applied on one of the wooden floors at Lund University, Sweden. The researchers at Lund University have developed a sugar based building block, as product developer at the company Bona AB used to produce a waterborne polyurethane dispersion. With this as a starting point a floor varnish was manufactured, a product with excellent scratch resistance and chemical resistance. ”We have developed a…

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STEPS in powerful progress

Since STEPS kickoff in September 2016 there has been extensive activities to formulate the research platforms within the different Work Packages. Strategies for a close collaboration between the academies and industrial partners have been settled, master students and pH D students are engaged and work shops have been arranged. There is an obvious interest from the society – from global brand owners to general public. The research program has been presented in a lot of different contexts as conferences, seminars…

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STEPS at Packbridge Research Forum

On May 23rd in Malmö prof. Rajni Hatti-Kaul, LU, will present STEPS vision about a future society where plastics are sustainably developed, produced, used and recycled in a circular economy. She will also talk about the challenges in this cross-border program. The research program is performed with industrial partners to reflect the market needs for sustainable plastic systems. Perstorp is one participant and Åsa Halldén Björklund explains why research within new sustainable plastics is important for industry. Key-questions are how…

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