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2018
PET packaging—used for non-transparent soft drinks bottles—has so far bypassed the returnables systems and refuse bins because it has been time-consuming and expensive to recycle it. Photo: Jesse Wagstaff/Flickr
30 APR

New method can break down PET plastic with microwaves

In a large-scale project, researchers will reproduce PET packaging using sustainable microwave technology.

Materials Polymers Environment and pollution
2017
Inside the gelatin sheath are hundreds of microcapsules, each smaller than a grain of sand. Photo: Jesper Scheel
07 JUN

Medicine delivered with microcapsules

‘Oral drug delivery’—i.e. medication in pill form—does not work when it comes to diabetes patients, for example. DTU researchers have come up with...

Polymers Nanomedicine Medicine and medico technology
Photo: Steffen Pedersen
03 APR

Statoil Prize for research into artificial muscles

Anne Ladegaard Skov is awarded the Statoil Prize 2017 for her internationally recognized research into dielectric elastomers.

Electronics Electromagnetism Polymers
Photo: DTU
25 JAN

The polymer revolution has just begun

Rapid recovery following a heart attack. Chewing gum that can be easily removed from the pavement. Strong materials with soft surfaces. Meet one of the world's leading...

Materials Polymers
2016
Photo: Joachim Rode
27 DEC

Researcher by chance

Anne Ladegaard Skov, Associate Professor at DTU Chemical Engineering, has made a name for herself at a relatively young age as one of the world’s leading researchers...

Chemistry Materials Polymers
2015
Silicone is used for e.g. contact lenses. Photo: Colourbox
06 MAY

Silicone is for artificial muscles too

Silicone is used for all kinds of everyday items, but the material has still not been examined in any real depth. A new DKK 3 million project scheduled to run over three...

Materials Polymers
2014
Photo: private
06 NOV

Old plastic bags become bricks in Indian houses

A student project centred on plastic bricks has been given a real boost after Lise Fuglsang Vestergaard won a first prize at Grøn Dyst (Green Challenge) in 2014...

Construction materials Waste management Polymers
Photo: Tom Jersø/ATV
09 MAY

Anti-corrosion paint research wins prize

Associate Professor Søren Kiil, DTU Chemical Engineering, receives the ATV | Elastyren Prize 2014 for his research into anti-corrosion paint.

Polymers Physics