Historic contract for the Rafale, Renault unveils its “Refactory”, an eco-design at SEB … The five images of the week

Paris and Dubai sign a 16 billion contract

It is neither more nor less the most important armament contract of the Fifth Republic. The United Arab Emirates announced on Friday, December 3, during President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Dubai, that it wanted to buy 80 Rafale (for 14 billion euros), 12 Caracal helicopters and associated equipment, including armaments from the European missile company MBDA. . Bringing the total amount to 16 billion euros. The Emirates replaced the 60 Mirage 2000-9 bought in 1998 and remained loyal to Dassault. A contract which confirms the attractiveness of the French combat aircraft, which nevertheless had a difficult start in export.

In Flins, Renault repairs used cars in the assembly line

11,000 square meters. This is the size of the giant repair garage inaugurated by Renault on Tuesday, November 30 at its factory in Flins (Yvelines). Dedicated to the reconditioning of used vehicles, this pole is part of the new activities of its “Refactory” being deployed in Yvelines, which hopes to ride on the boom in the second-hand market. By 2023, the new Flins site will be able to repair 180 second-hand vehicles per day, or 45,000 vehicles per year.

The French group SEB strengthens in ecodesign

Four products, containing up to 65% recycled plastic and 95% recyclable. These are the first devices in the new SEB range, intended for culinary preparation, to receive the Eco-design label. The packaging is also eco-designed. “We sell 360 million products a year around the world. They consume a lot of energy and resources, don’t forget Margaux Nihouarn, sustainable development and CSR project manager for the SEB group. We have a responsibility to reduce our impact. ” The New Factory visited the factory in Lourdes (Hautes-Pyrénées), where these products are designed.

Two new extruders for TT Plast in 2022

And new! The Lens company TT Plast, specializing in the production of recycled plastic and reusable bags, will put two new extruders into service next year. These will enable it to recycle 20,000 tonnes of plastic films, compared to 15,000 tonnes today. For ecological reasons, TT Plast has also reduced its water consumption from 15 million to 2 million liters per year and reduced its energy bill. The New Factory went to its factory in Lens (Pas-de-Calais), in the Les Renaudières business park.

To fight cancer, nanorobots in the shape of fish or crab

Are you more of a crab or a fish? In the review ACS Nano from October 19, Chinese researchers have presented nanobots capable of delivering drugs directly to cancerous tumors. Printed in 3D, these hydrogel structures take on the shape of a fish, which can swallow the molecules, or a crab, which can hold them in its claw and release them at the desired location. This method would prevent patients from having their treatment either orally or intravenously, which causes many side effects.


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