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Plastics dive into the water
Daily life 6 min

Plastics dive into the water

The relationship between plastics and aquatic environments is not always that which immediately comes to mind. They can also be lifesavers: essential for making impure or salty water suitable for cons...
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  • A miraculous catch with plastics!
    Daily life 4 min

    A miraculous catch with plastics!

    The recent popularity of recreational fishing has brought with it a thorough overhaul of equipment in which plastics are widely used....

  • Plastics at the heart of the networks
    Daily life 4 min

    Plastics at the heart of the networks

    For more than fifty years, plastic materials have provided exemplary support for the extension and replacement of drinking water distribution networks....

  • A fiery temper for polymers
    Daily life 5 min

    A fiery temper for polymers

    It is commonly believed that plastics and high temperatures do not go well together! These beliefs are often misleading and unfair to the material: in fact, some polymers love the heat, to the delight...

  • 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....

  • Polymers help pets and other creatures
    Daily life 5 min

    Polymers help pets and other creatures

    The animal cause has been heard, as evidenced by the many countries who have integrated it into their legislative arsenal. Animal welfare is almost second nature to plastics, so much so that they even...

  • Plastics: from floor to ceiling
    Daily life 4 min

    Plastics: from floor to ceiling

    Praised for their durability and ease of maintenance, vinyl coverings have long been confined to public spaces. As their design and quality have evolved, they have ended up in much more prestigious sp...

  • Breaking through barriers of the impossible
    Daily life 5 min

    Breaking through barriers of the impossible

    There are many, and sometimes spectacular, innovations to help disabled people to live their daily lives. It is time to beam the spotlight on these technological innovations that would not have been p...

  • The plastics that are worth the trip
    Daily life 5 min

    The plastics that are worth the trip

    Although it was still preserve of a certain elite a few decades ago, travel has become more affordable. The Internet revolutionised the organisational side of travel, and polymers made it easier by pr...

  • Single use plastic products : more useful than futile!
    Daily life 4 min

    Single use plastic products : more useful than futile!

    Plastics drive the success of single use products thanks to their high technical performance and low manufacturing costs. The trend has however been decried, except for professional uses where safety ...

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