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Sustainability

World first at Engineering Expo: igus unveils the world’s first urban bike made from recycled plastic

Published on: 31/05/2022

***VISIT IGUS’s STAND AT ENGINEERING EXPO 8th to 9th JUNE for the UK LAUNCH of the ALL NEW, ALL-PLASTIC igus BIKE*** igus will launch the world’s first all-plastic urban bicycle for the UK market at Engineering Expo on 8th June. Its debut showing was at Hannover Messe on 30th May. Using the igus expertise in […]

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VOTW- igus® – Solutions for the Solar Industry

Published on: 05/05/2022

The solar industry is growing rapidly and with the help of lubrication-free products, they are changing the way things are produced and how applications operate. In this week’s video of the week, we can see how both igubal® and energy chain parts are used all over the world to help sustainable applications. To view the […]

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From e-chains to Storm Boards: igus’s circular product lifecycle

Published on: 06/01/2022

Energy chains or e-chains are used to protect and guide moving cables and hoses, ensuring reliable power and data supply for moving machinery. They can be found in hundreds of industrial applications from offshore oil platforms to machine tools, from cranes to theatres, from elevators, to vehicle doors. e-chains made by motion plastics specialist igus […]

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Exhibition stands from recycled energy chains!

Published on: 04/01/2022

The “chainge” program has officially begun in the UK! Our energy chains are now been recycled in a circular way, allowing us to reuse them in our own innovation display stands! Working in collaboration with our recycling partner, MyGroup in Hull, old energy chains were remanufactured into Storm Boards – versatile structural recycled plastic boards. […]

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Sustainability at the push of a button: e-chain for Drop Water vending machine

Published on: 07/09/2021

A new water vending machine from a Californian company reduces the transport and consumption of plastic bottles with the help of igus motion plastics. The Drop Station is a new sustainable drinks vending machine that dispenses water into compostable containers at the push of a button. The water does not have to be transported, as […]

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Cost down, life up with Vertical farming

Published on: 26/08/2021

This week’s video shows how igus products are used in vertical farming, an exciting new industry which demands reliability, longevity and no maintenance.  This is perfect for igus motion plastics, from smooth gliding drylin® gantries to robust, lightweight e-chains®, the elimination of lubrication means no contamination. To view the video, click here https://youtu.be/lFbmUTzMPXk For more […]

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High factor protection: igus develops solar materials with three-times more UV-resistance

Published on: 06/08/2021

Two new lubrication-free tribo polymers increase the service life of bearings in single-axis solar trackers Solarmid and iglidur P UV are the names of the two new materials that igus has developed specifically for housing bearings in single-axis solar trackers, the panels that track sunlight in solar farms. The new polymers last much longer than […]

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The circular economy and igus give plastics a second life

Published on: 10/06/2021

Environmental protection is gaining more momentum today and plastic is a big part of this. Social transformation, responsibility for sustainability and the changes in our use of plastics are not going unnoticed by industry. Examples from igus, the motion plastics specialist, show how companies can use engineering and ecological innovations to tackle these issues. More […]

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