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Polymers absorbed by their role
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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...
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  • 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...

  • Life-saving plastics
    Daily life 3 min

    Life-saving plastics

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  • Christmas: plastic toys in vogue
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    Christmas: plastic toys in vogue

    In the run-up to Christmas, children have to write their lists for Santa. And there’s a good chance that plastic toys will feature prominently. Is that a good or bad thing? This special report should ...

  • Plastic helps to keep fire at bay
    Daily life 4 min

    Plastic helps to keep fire at bay

    What if plastics offered some of the best protection against fire? Sounds odd, and not what we’re given to think? Well, some plastics do precisely that....

  • Plastics that kill bacteria
    Daily life 2 min

    Plastics that kill bacteria

    Did you know that there are plastics with antibacterial, antimicrobial and even anti-odorous properties? These ingenious plastics are not only widespread in the world of medicine, but also in our ever...

  • Packaging: high-tech in the shopping trolley
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    Packaging: high-tech in the shopping trolley

    Until recently, the primary function of packaging was limited to protecting and transporting the contents. But today its role goes much further, providing consumers with an increasing number of servic...

  • 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...

  • The car of tomorrow needs a mindset revolution
    Daily life 3 min

    The car of tomorrow needs a mindset revolution

    At 38, Shai Agassi already has a brilliant past: he has been the guest star at numerous international think tanks. His latest hobby is to make a better, less polluted world, relieved of its addiction ...

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    Daily life 3 min

    Faster, farther, stronger: Sporting comfort...

    Of course, taking part is important, but the aim is to win! Even if not all the competitors have the same chance of winning, they can at least leave the start-line together: having ultra-light and sup...

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