Spectacular installation of the second NEST unit

Vision Wood docks to NEST

Apr 28, 2016 | After roughly four weeks of prefabrication in the factory of wood construction company Renggli in Schötz, the installation of the Vision Wood unit in NEST went ahead in the last week of April. Two mobile cranes lifted the seven prefabricated modules ...
Refreshing cycling

Cycling helmets with optimum ventilation

Apr 25, 2016 |

Any cyclist who wears a helmet knows the feeling: heat builds up under your helmet and the sweat starts to flow, especially in summer. As a result, many cyclists will take a risk and not even wear a helmet. A research team at Empa has now studied ...

Functional coatings: advantage for Swiss industry

Coating Competence Center inaugurated

Apr 13, 2016 |

At Empa’s new Coating Competence Center, which has just opened, tailor-made surface technologies find their way from the research labs to marketable industrial applications. The center boasts diverse coating systems for hard coats, flexible photov...

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