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    A PTFE membrane for remarkable architecture

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    Recycled plastic stands for the 2024 Olympic Games

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    Working together to end waste pollution

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    La Spumante, 100% PET packaging for sparkling wine

    La Spumante, a PET bottle for sparkling wine designed and produced by Italian company SIPA, is a brand-new addition to the world of packaging. This innovative project has recently won an award at Worl...

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    At a glance 2 min

    STRAILway polymer sleepers, a sustainable alternative solution

    For many years now, the German company Kraiburg Strail GmbH & Co KG, a developer and manufacturer of railway solutions, has been designing and marketing polymer railway sleepers, a sustainable alterna...

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    At a glance 2 min

    GreenLine, a high-performance, sustainable playground

    Danish sculptor Tom Lindhardt and Hans Mogens Fenne-Frederiksen established Kompan, a children’s playground design company, in 1970. In an era of rapid urbanisation, when more and more women were ente...

  • Recycled plastic stands for the 2024 Olympic Games
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    Recycled plastic stands for the 2024 Olympic Games

    The organisers of the 2024 Olympic Games have announced that they intend to halve the greenhouse gas emissions emitted by the last Olympics in Rio (2016) and London (2012)....

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Wayfarer, cult sunglasses that stood the test of time

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    Planet 3 min

    Eco-design: plastics in constant search of virtue

    Eco-design, which meets a precise and somewhat complex definition, is a fundamental pillar of any environmentally responsible approach, including the circular economy. From the materials themselves to...

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    Planet 4 min

    Working together to end waste pollution

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    Austria is betting on reusable and returnable plastic bottles!

    We spoke to Sebastian Rosenberger, Project Manager, and Jörg Schwärzler, Senior Technology Manager, at Austrian packaging manufacturer Alpla....

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    Polymers: a champion’s secret weapon

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    Planet 8 min

    Reusable plastics: (re)filling the bill

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    Expert views 5 min

    Organic photovoltaic films: polymers shine (brightly)

    Interview with Moïra Asses, strategy and marketing director of ASCA, a company that designs and manufactures organic photovoltaic films....

  • Aviation: high-flying polymers
    Cutting Edge 8 min

    Aviation: high-flying polymers

    Aircraft manufacturers are increasingly using composite materials and polymers within aircraft structures. These materials undeniably owe their success to being lightweight; however, they also possess...

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    “From mattress to clog, in only one step”

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    Plastics: Road Safety’s Guardian Angels

    To say that plastics used in vehicles are only used to make them lighter underestimates their role … Polymers also contribute to the safety of motorists and other road users....