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Plastics appeal to the senses
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Plastics appeal to the senses

Plastics and the five senses. Not an unusual subject, as polymers are often involved in enhancing our senses...
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  • Polymers absorbed by their role
    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...

  • Polymers take centre stage
    Daily life 3 min

    Polymers take centre stage

    Champions of design and mobility, plastics bend to all the whims of event organisers aiming to captivate an increasingly demanding public....

  • Plastics take to the streets
    Daily life 6 min

    Plastics take to the streets

    Over the years, street furniture has become an identifiable calling card for cities wishing to provide their citizens with harmonised and practical living spaces. Urban planners and designers continue...

  • Plastics shake up the world of design
    Daily life 5 min

    Plastics shake up the world of design

    Design is an intellectual and creative process that aims to create an object that is halfway between art and technology. It is characterised by its ability to reinvent itself in each era according to ...

  • Let there be music, with plastics!
    Daily life 5 min

    Let there be music, with plastics!

    Certain woodwind and brasswind Instrument manufacture has traditionally been based around the use of noble materials: ivory, mother of pearl and rare woods among others…As these materials become incre...

  • Splice the mainbrace for plastics!
    Daily life 2 min

    Splice the mainbrace for plastics!

    Long the preserve of a privileged few, pleasure boating has now been within the ordinary man’s reach for a good half-century. Rising standards of living, the call of the sea and the thirst for adventu...

  • Plastics in Olympic form
    Daily life 3 min

    Plastics in Olympic form

    Increasingly prevalent, plastics not only address the basic requirements of sports facilities like athlete- and spectator- safety, meeting sporting standards and letting athletes up their game... they...

  • Plastics on the starting blocks
    Daily life 5 min

    Plastics on the starting blocks

    Athletes, gymnasts, elitesports players...are already geared-up for the four-yearly event that showcases their prowess: the Olympics! This coming August in London will see them having to excel. And th...

  • Plastic - a hundred years young
    Daily life 2 min

    Plastic - a hundred years young

    It is found in every area of our daily lives. From roller skates through credit cards and the Iphone to artificial hearts. Plastic can claim to be the only material used in every area of application t...

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