• Construction: plastics on the worksite
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    Construction: plastics on the worksite

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  • The world’s largest 3D-printed bridge
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    The world’s largest 3D-printed bridge

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  • Halfway between rollerblading and skiing: the snowfeet offer a new way to ski!
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    Halfway between rollerblading and skiing: the snowfeet offer a new way to ski!

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  • Solar tiles: Solar Innova walks into the light
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    Solar tiles: Solar Innova walks into the light

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  • Rotterdam: a floating park made from plastic waste
    At a glance 1 min

    Rotterdam: a floating park made from plastic waste

    Entirely made from plastic waste recovered in the city’s port, Rotterdam’s floating park, called “Recycled Park” is a pioneer in urban planning and the circular economy. Launched by the WHIM archit...

  • The world’s largest 3D-printed bridge
    At a glance 2 min

    The world’s largest 3D-printed bridge

    The world’s largest 3D-printed footbridge is 15.25 metres long, 3.8 metres wide and 1.2 metres tall. It was created in China. It took Chinese construction company SMCC and filament manufacturer 3D ...

  • Sea Bubble, the electric taxi boat that flies over water
    At a glance 2 min

    Sea Bubble, the electric taxi boat that flies over water

    No waves, no emissions, no noise is how sailor Alain Thébault sums up his invention, the Sea Bubble, a small electric taxi boat that promises to revolutionise urban transport by using  rivers in citie...

  • Bob, the small dishwasher
    At a glance 1 min

    Bob, the small dishwasher

    Fed up with the daily chore of washing up the glasses and cutlery piling up in the sink? Adopt Bob, a compact, autonomous and mobile mini-dishwasher. A mini-dishwasher Designed by French start-u...

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Design and Icons

Plastic objects, whether they are recent or firmly-established cult objects, have revolutionised the world of design, changed habits and left their mark on our daily lives for several generations

Icons

The flying object called Frisbee

The story begins in 1937 A frisbee is a disc. The very first of its kind was made from Bakelite (90 gr and 20 cm in diameter), with a curved rim which creates a rotational movement when the disc is...

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The flying object called Frisbee

Features and Interviews

Innovative, smart, surprising but often overlooked…plastics have not finished surprising you!

  • Construction: plastics on the worksite
    Daily life 7 min

    Construction: plastics on the worksite

    Plastics play a key role in the construction sector. In Europe, over 20% of the polymers produced are used in construction and public works, and innovations keep on coming. Although their intrinsic pr...

  • Solar tiles: Solar Innova walks into the light
    Expert views 3 min

    Solar tiles: Solar Innova walks into the light

    An interview with Manuel Gil , Sales Director at Solar Innova Green Technology, a Spanish company that designs and manufactures an ingenious solar tile....

  • Novamem makes pure water available to all
    Expert views 4 min

    Novamem makes pure water available to all

    An interview with Christoph Kellenberger, former Swiss researcher and current CEO of Novamem, a polymer membrane manufacturer....

  • Plastics dive into the water
    Daily life 6 min

    Plastics dive into the water

    The relationship between plastics and aquatic environments is not always that which immediately comes to mind. They can also be lifesavers: essential for making impure or salty water suitable for cons...

  • Plastic waste: a trip around the world to find sustainable solutions
    Planet 5 min

    Plastic waste: a trip around the world to find sustainable solutions

    Quentin and Mathieu went on a cycling trip around the world a little more than a year ago in order meet people who collect, recycle and re-use plastic waste. They recently completed their journey. Aft...

  • Brazil: Muzzi Cycles launches the first recycled plastic bicycles
    Expert views 4 min

    Brazil: Muzzi Cycles launches the first recycled plastic bicycles

    An interview with Juan Muzzi, the founder of Muzzi Cycles and creator of the first bicycle made from recycled plastic bottles....

  • An inflatable roof on the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec
    Expert views 6 min

    An inflatable roof on the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec

    An interview with Pierre Jutras, founder of the Canadian company Aérolande Inc. and creator of a particularly original inflatable roof concept....

  • Golden Ball for plastics
    Daily life 6 min

    Golden Ball for plastics

    Who will be the next world football champion? This is a discussion for experts which Plastics The Mag admits that it lacks the knowledge to address. However, there is absolutely no doubt that polymers...

  • Plastics take the stage
    Daily life 4 min

    Plastics take the stage

    Polymers have succeeded in making themselves indispensable in some of the last places one might expect. In the entertainment world, their textures and colours work wonders in providing enjoyment to sp...