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  • Plastics appeal to the senses
    Daily life 5 min

    Plastics appeal to the senses

    Plastics and the five senses. Not an unusual subject, as polymers are often involved in enhancing our senses...

  • “Our furniture is also made to be stroked!”
    Expert views 3 min

    “Our furniture is also made to be stroked!”

    An interview with Michelle Poon, Marketing Director of Spanish furniture producer Vondom....

  • Econyl, a nylon thread made from plastic waste
    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...

  • Bio-inspired, a new life for polymers
    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...

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