Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Cognis endows sustainability-related professorship
Cognis endows sustainability-related professorship
20
Jun '09
Global specialty chemicals supplier Cognis, based in Monheim, Germany, is endowing a Chair of Communications and Management of Chemical Processes in Industry at the University of Wuppertal. The endowment is intended to promote teaching, research and development activities relating to sustainable chemistry, and to strengthen the company's ties with the university. Cognis will fund the post for three years, after which time the costs will be borne by the university.

The Cognis professorship is dedicated to interdisciplinary research and development activities in the area of sustainable chemistry. In particular, the research will focus on how the efficient management of chemical processes can optimize resource and energy utilization. The University of Wuppertal will develop basic concepts for new products and production processes, criteria for evaluating products and processes for performance, environmental compatibility and sustainability, and ways of communicating these benefits. It is envisaged that the research will involve interdisciplinary collaboration, combining scientific, economic and engineering-related aspects.

“Sustainability is an integral part of Cognis' business strategy, and one of the keys to our financial success,” says Hans-Helmut Heymann of the Cognis Management Board. “Research, development and encouraging the development of young talent in this area is therefore something very close to our hearts. This is why we have decided to further strengthen our relationship with the University of Wuppertal by endowing this professorship, so laying the foundations for further research into sustainable chemistry. We will of course also continue to offer undergraduate and graduate students from the university the opportunity to carry out project work in our company.”

Comments Professor Peter Wiesen, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences: “Ever since the University of Wuppertal was founded, it has pursued an interdisciplinary science and engineering-based approach to research and teaching in the area of the chemistry of renewable resources, integrated environmental protection, and the behavior of substances in the natural environment.” The new Chair of Communications and Management of Chemical Processes in Industry will make the university's work in the area of sustainable chemistry more systematic, and give students in the North Rhine-Westphalia region access to a unique educational offering.

Cognis


Must ReadView All

Alliance to form joint entity for safety in factories

Textiles | On 24th Apr 2018

Alliance to form joint entity for safety in factories

On the 5th anniversary of the Rana Plaza Collapse, The Alliance for...

China’s Alibaba partners with Thailand for digital trade

Textiles | On 24th Apr 2018

China’s Alibaba partners with Thailand for digital trade

China’s Alibaba Group recently signed an agreement with the Thai...

ACFTA to benefit Egyptian RMG exports: trade body official

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Apr 2018

ACFTA to benefit Egyptian RMG exports: trade body official

Egypt’s readymade garment (RMG) sector’s exports to African countries ...

Interviews View All

Top executives
Fashion houses, India

With technology, it has become easier to ensure IPR

Anshul Sood
Oceedee

‘Indian footwear market is nascent and largely a trend follower’

Siddharth Biyani
Mangalam Industries Pvt Ltd

‘The manufacturing sector is improving day-by-day, becoming better in...

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

John Kelley

Textile Events is one of the largest textile fair in the United Kingdom,...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir
Walnut

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


April 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.9%
No
12.6%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 103

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.1%
No
29.1%
Skip
7.8%

Total Votes: 103

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.4%
No
8.7%
Skip
3.9%

Total Votes: 103

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
7.8%
Skip
9.7%

Total Votes: 103


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search