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480 applicants compete for the manus award

Published on: 13th March 2023

Small, corrosion-free and made of plastic: the plain bearing. An unimposing machine element, it is rarely in the limelight, so a joint initiative started by igus, the motion plastics specialist, awards up to €5,000 to the most exciting and creative plain bearing projects every two years. This year, 480 entries were received from 36 countries.


Award-winning! igus:bike designed by mtrl receives German Design Award 2023

Published on: 16th December 2022

A wide, angular frame made of plastic, black wheels with Y-spokes: The futuristic look of the bike designed by mtrl, a Dutch bicycle developer, with motion plastics from igus has won the prestigious German Design Award 2023. The award brings an important step in realising the sustainability vision of a bicycle production with post-consumer-waste recycled plastic for urban mobility.


igus meets metaverse: the plastics specialist brings sales and engineering to virtual reality

Published on: 1st December 2022

Take a closer look at products from all sides with VR glasses. Work with engineers and materials experts in virtual reality to plan machines, plants and vehicles. Fast and location-independent. The iguverse is igus’s parallel digital universe that prepares sales and engineering for the metaverse.


How igus makes it easier for industrial companies to get started with the Internet of Things

Published on: 25th November 2022

The Internet of Things has growth potential of trillions of euros. But many industrial companies are having difficulty digitalizing their processes. As a new member of the Berlin-based IoT Use Case expert network, igus explains how to get started with IoT.


igus, a Cologne-based plastics company, passes the one billion sales mark as Carnival begins

Published on: 24th November 2022

11/11 traditionally marks the start of Carnival in Cologne. There is twice as much reason to be happy this year because on 11/11/2022, igus, a Cologne-based industrial company and plastics specialist, reached the one billion mark in sales for the first time.


Structural change in North Rhine-Westphalia: igus honoured as a future-oriented company

Published on: 10th November 2022

Digitalization, globalization, corona pandemic: As a business location, NRW is undergoing a process of transformation. igus is one of the companies that are particularly successful in managing this change. The Cologne-based plastics company was one of two companies to win the “Wirtschaft im Wandel” contest in the “SME & Group” category. igus was particularly honoured for the company’s strong digital orientation.


igus partner Mura Technology is planning its first plant for chemical recycling in Germany

Published on: 31st October 2022

The British company, Mura Technology is starting a new chapter in modern plastic recycling in Saxony. The first plant in Germany for chemical recycling with a capacity of up to 120,000 tons per year is to be built in Böhlen. What is special about it? It transforms multi-layered mixed plastics, which were previously considered impossible to separate and ended up in the incinerator, into oil that can be used to make new products. This is an important step towards keeping valuable plastics in the circular economy and protecting the environment.


Innovatively driving the circular economy forward: igus launches its new “Chainge” recycling platform

Published on: 21st October 2022

Don’t dispose of old energy chains as industrial waste – let igus recycle them: customer feedback on the “Chainge” recycling initiative, which was launched in 2019, is so positive that igus is now expanding the project. In the future, a new, unique online platform will allow recycling not only of e-chains, but also other of technical plastic components. What is special here is that customers also have the option of purchasing processed material (ground material and regranulate) on the platform. At igus, you thus get everything from a single source. The new platform will also be presented at K 2022, an international plastics trade show, in Düsseldorf.


manus award 2023: igus is once again looking for innovative plastic bearing applications

Published on: 17th October 2022

With immediate effect, igus is accepting submissions for the manus award 2023, which the plastics specialist has been conducting every two years for the last 20 years. The prize honours the most creative, economical and sustainable uses of plastic plain bearings in industrial applications. There was a record number of participants in 2021 with 582 submissions from 41 countries. The winners of the gold, silver, bronze and green manus awards will receive prize money of up to €5,000.


At a glance: igus shows the CO2 footprint for lubrication-free tribo plain bearings

Published on: 26th September 2022

How much CO2 is released into the atmosphere as a result of a plastic bearing’s production? For the first time, igus, the motion plastics specialist, is publishing precise CO2 footprints for a large number of its lubrication-free, maintenance-free iglidur polymer plain bearings. Users can use these values as Scope 3 emissions in CO2 accounting for climate-neutral products.