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  • 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 ...

  • 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....

  • An infinite variety of PVC floors
    At a glance 2 min

    An infinite variety of PVC floors

    Lino, old-fashioned? Not anymore! Originally, linoleum referred to a material made up of a polyester or jute canvas covered with a mix of resin, cork, linseed oil and wood powder. It was invented i...

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