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Sports-textiles: polymers in the lead
Daily life 4 min

Sports-textiles: polymers in the lead

At a time when sport is hailed as the favourite leisure activity in France, the sports-textiles industry is a growing market fostering innovation. Take a look at the classic materials that made histor...
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  • Plastics in the garden
    Daily life 6 min

    Plastics in the garden

    Long gone are the days when the plastics in our gardens were to be found only in cheap furniture. Now, lovers of green spaces are finding that these materials are often highly technological and have a...

  • A walk among materials and the plastic arts
    Daily life 5 min

    A walk among materials and the plastic arts

    The latest addition to the contemporary museum landscape, the Art and Design Atomium Museum in Brussels brings together a unique collection of exhibits perfectly illustrating the link between material...

  • 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...

  • Sex, plastics and libido…
    Daily life 5 min

    Sex, plastics and libido…

    First associated with the purely medical side of sex, the plastics industry has nevertheless been able to keep up with changes in social mores without sacrificing health-related requirements....

  • Logistics: plastics earn their travel ticket
    Daily life 4 min

    Logistics: plastics earn their travel ticket

    Step-by-step, quietly, plastics have, in recent years, made their entry into the world of logistics. Specifically, supply chain specialists currently do not hesitate to qualify them as being relevant ...

  • The happy accidents that make science
    Daily life 7 min

    The happy accidents that make science

    Chance, sometimes contributes to scientific research. There are many discoveries that may not have been without the random element of chance. The history of plastics is rife with little tales of rando...

  • 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 ...

  • Major manoeuvres around plastics
    Daily life 3 min

    Major manoeuvres around plastics

    In defence industries, where metal has held a prominent place for several millennia, the emergence and diversification of polymers have been responsible for major innovations over the last century....

  • When plastics become guardian angels
    Daily life 4 min

    When plastics become guardian angels

    Soldiers, policemen and firemen have, without a doubt, some of the most risky occupations. For these professionals, protection is often a matter of life and death. In this area, the best protection ne...

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