Raw Materials

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Sustainable plastic
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Plastics, composites, hydrocarbons, wood and metals, the energy transition is redistributing the cards for the use of raw materials and materials. Necessary for a low-carbon economy, new types of goods and resources are becoming highly strategic. 

True to its capacity for innovation, French industry is embracing this sustainable trend. Thanks to plant-based chemistry, for example in textiles, companies make efficient use of resources. By developing recycling and recovering waste, industrial and territorial ecology projects are at the origin of new job-creating activities.

Several of these raw materials are strategic for the defence industry, which requires having their supply guaranteed. French industry relies on its sometimes-pioneering expertise, such as the storage of CO2 in hydrocarbons or the invention of new sustainable and environmentally-friendly materials.

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Hydrocarbons

The French Industry is deeply committed to developing cleaner and…

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CO2 can be used to improve the productivity of oil…

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Mines & Metallurgy

With its unique know-how in high value-added alloys, Aubert &…

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Chemicals & Materials

French industry is developing disruptive and innovative technical textiles. The…

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La French Fab is deeply committed to producing more sustainable…

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Plastics, Plastics Processes & Composites

Recycling composites is the next challenge for industries of La…

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June 2021. Producers and users have submitted to the Ministry…

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The start-up draws on 13 patent families for its green…

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Raw Materials

Lithium is an essential ressource. While lithium needs are set…

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France’s biggest steel producer ArcelorMittal has announced plans to invest…

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