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    Packaging in search of greater virtue

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    Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has decided to coat the 12 Boeing 777s in its fleet with a polymer adhesive film. This new surface technology will reduce the fuel consumption of the sub-fleet by...

  • Building differently with WallE+
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    Building differently with WallE+

    Although the name of Wall-E might initially conjure up the image of the little cleaning robot from the eponymous animated film, it is also the name of a prefabricated module made of composites with a ...

  • Ghana, when the circular economy benefits women
    Expert views 4 min

    Ghana, when the circular economy benefits women

    An interview with Dana Mosora, co-founder of the Asase Foundation in Ghana. Asase, through the "closing the loop" project, encourages women to create social enterprises for recycling plastic waste....

  • A solar sail for producing green electricity
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    A solar sail for producing green electricity

    The French start-up Héole has come up with the idea of developing organic photovoltaic sails to produce green energy to power boats. And it intends to make this dream a reality during the next Route d...

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The A7L space suit: The most famous space suit of all time

It was the space suit used to take Man’s first steps on the moon, without which Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin would never have appeared in our history books. Although it is beginning to suffer the ra...

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    Daily life 8 min

    Packaging in search of greater virtue

    Although often singled out, plastic packaging is often more virtuous than we might think. Faced with the climate challenge, they are reinventing themselves. Here is an overview of the innovations alre...

  • The "Reduce, reuse, recycle" principles guides us from the drawing board phase
    Expert views 4 min

    The "Reduce, reuse, recycle" principles guides us from the drawing board phase

    An interview with Stefanie Gunz, Head of Marketing at German company Geka, one of the world leaders in plastic cosmetic packaging....

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    Daily life 5 min

    Architecture: polymers in the limelight

    Although plastics have long been used in the building industry, they were initially used mainly for their functional properties. Little by little, architects have taken a different look at them and be...

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    Ferrari: “The diversity of polymers and our sense of innovation are the keys to our success”

    An interview with Françoise Fournier, tensile architecture market manager at Serge Ferrari, one of the world leaders in flexible composite materials....

  • Ghana, when the circular economy benefits women
    Expert views 4 min

    Ghana, when the circular economy benefits women

    An interview with Dana Mosora, co-founder of the Asase Foundation in Ghana. Asase, through the "closing the loop" project, encourages women to create social enterprises for recycling plastic waste....

  • Marine litter: fishing for solutions
    Planet 7 min

    Marine litter: fishing for solutions

    On the upside, plastics bring many innovations in terms of technical performance, comfort and environmental benefits, most of which are largely unknown. On the flip side, too much plastic is discarded...

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    Expert views 3 min

    Polymers in search of the magic filter

    An interview with Kumar Varoon Agrawal, tenure-track Assistant Professor at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Head of the Laboratory of Advanced Separations (LAS)....

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    Planet 5 min

    Global warming: plastics cool things down

    Tackling global warming is the challenge that humanity must take on as soon as possible to prevent the problem from getting out of hand. It is no longer time for debate; it is time for action. Fortuna...

  • Green energy powered by polymers
    Planet 4 min

    Green energy powered by polymers

    Last July, the European Commission proposed raising the renewable energy target to 40% by 2030. It called for the further development of green energy sources such as wind, water and solar power. Many ...