• Austria is betting on reusable and returnable plastic bottles!
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    Austria is betting on reusable and returnable plastic bottles!

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    GreenLine, a high-performance, sustainable playground

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    Recycled plastic stands for the 2024 Olympic Games

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    Fussballliebe, the official match ball of Euro 2024

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Plastic objects, whether they are recent or firmly-established cult objects, have revolutionised the world of design, changed habits and left their mark on our daily lives for several generations

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The timeless Panthella lamp

The Panthella lamp was created in 1971 by renowned Danish designer and architect Verner Panton. Iconic of the seventies, this table lamp remains one of Panton’s most recognisable pieces even today....

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The timeless Panthella lamp

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    Expert views 4 min

    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....

  • Polymers: a champion’s secret weapon
    Expert views 5 min

    Polymers: a champion’s secret weapon

    An interview with Marie Dorin-Habert and Vincent Defrasne, multi-medallists and former French biathletes...

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    Planet 8 min

    Reusable plastics: (re)filling the bill

    When you think of a circular economy, recycling is the first thing to spring to mind; after all, it’s a vital part of resource-efficient consumption. Despite this, it comes second to prevention and re...

  • Organic photovoltaic films: polymers shine (brightly)
    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....

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    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...

  • “From mattress to clog, in only one step”
    Expert views 5 min

    “From mattress to clog, in only one step”

    We spoke to Philippe Gressier, Sales Director of compounder Benvic, and Léna Defontaine, materials engineer in charge of the design and development of thermoplastic laminated textiles at Decathlon....

  • Plastics: Road Safety’s Guardian Angels
    Daily life 7 min

    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....

  • Our aim: to recover all end-of-life agricultural plastics
    Expert views 6 min

    Our aim: to recover all end-of-life agricultural plastics

    Meeting with Bernard Le Moine (President of APE Europe) and Xavier Ferry (Secretary General of APE Europe)...

  • Plastics: sowing the seeds for farming’s future
    Planet 5 min

    Plastics: sowing the seeds for farming’s future

    Today’s farmers shoulder the responsibility of feeding 8 billion people. Faced with demanding environmental safeguards, particularly in Europe, the agricultural world must find green solutions for its...