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At a glance 1 min
Econyl, a nylon thread made from plastic waste
Converting used fishing nets and other discarded nylons into technical fibres to make swimsuits, carpets and other textile products, is the innovative project pursued by Italian company Aquafil. In...
Cutting Edge 5 min
Bio-inspired, a new life for polymers
Although it is nothing new, the science of biomimicry, which seeks to take inspiration from nature’s strengths, has recently had a second wind, thanks to polymers, which are once again displaying an i...
Daily life 4 min
Polymers absorbed by their role
The word absorption evokes liquids and sponges. However, certain materials absorb sound, impacts, heat, and even electromagnetic waves! What do they have in common? They are all made by the plastics i...
Daily life 3 min
School time with plastics
Plastics have found in school supplies, and particularly, in writing instruments, a permanent outlet for which the diversity and technical performance of polymers are more important than the quantitie...
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