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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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  • 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...

  • Transport of the future, polymers activate the booster
    Cutting Edge 4 min

    Transport of the future, polymers activate the booster

    Faced with issues relating to pollution and other energy resources, the evolution of the means of transport is at the heart of discussions. Evolution or revolution? New projects are progressing at hig...

  • Plastronics, an electronic love letter to plastics
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    Plastronics, an electronic love letter to plastics

    At the intersection of two worlds, those of electronics and plastics, plastronics imbues moulded plastic objects with a portion of its intelligence. Plastronics creates, smaller, more beautiful and mo...

  • The beauty of plastic robots
    Cutting Edge 5 min

    The beauty of plastic robots

    Robots are very much in vogue right now. Of course, their success, and often confusing functionalities, are mainly due to the unceasing advances made in the digital industry. That being said, their de...

  • The Smart House puts plastics to the test
    Cutting Edge 4 min

    The Smart House puts plastics to the test

    This unique house-laboratory in Europe, built in 2015, foreshadows the role that plastics will play in the housing of tomorrow - self-sufficient in terms of energy and focused on its occupants' comfor...

  • Polymers that leave a lasting impression
    Cutting Edge 4 min

    Polymers that leave a lasting impression

    Are 3D printers the start of a new industrial revolution, as some would have us believe? They could very well be. Although they are not quite within the reach of individuals, businesses are already ex...

  • Polymers: a giant step towards miniaturisation
    Cutting Edge 4 min

    Polymers: a giant step towards miniaturisation

    In light of the trend towards nanotechnologies, any talk of miniaturisation can seem slightly obsolete. But, in spite of this, miniaturisation remains relevant, particularly in the medical industry...

  • An invisible revolution inside plastics
    Cutting Edge 4 min

    An invisible revolution inside plastics

    Over the last fifteen years, nanomaterials have emerged as the main drivers of changes, aimed at improving the performance of plastics, while reducing consumption....

  • Piezoelectricity gives a new impetus to plastics
    Cutting Edge 3 min

    Piezoelectricity gives a new impetus to plastics

    For vibrations, sound, pressure or temperature measurements and more. Thanks to electroactive polymers, connected products will now be endowed with new sensory functions. And they will be autonomous w...

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