The latest UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report published in April 2022 focused on climate change mitigation. It emphasised that current global mitigation pledges are not enough to limit global warming to 1.5°C. In the last decade we have experienced the highest decadal increase in greenhouse gas emissions in human history.
Innovators should consider whether trade secret protection is a more appropriate method for protecting their sustainable process technology compared with patents. Read the comment by Maeve O’Flynn, partner, London office of Finnegan Europe LLP.
High-performance fillers can change material properties, such as improving strength and stiffness, but also, for example, make packaging films easier to remove, increase the thermal conductivity of adhesives, regulate the temperature of acrylic glass sheets or store light in colours and release it again in the dark.