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Construction plastics, Low-profile, High-performance
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Construction plastics, Low-profile, High-performance

Plastics make up a bare one percent of the volume of construction materials. Yet this little touch of polymers in a mineral, steel and glass world can have an unexpected impact on the overall performa...
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  • Polymers tackle disability
    Daily life 7 min

    Polymers tackle disability

    Living a life as close to 'normality' as possible is the main objective of many people with disabilities. Research is often successful in making this possible and many major innovations would not hav...

  • Plastics go off on an adventure
    Daily life 7 min

    Plastics go off on an adventure

    Discovering the world, sporty hikes, camping... each has their own vision of how best to spend the summer holidays. However, everyone aims to relax and simplify life, which is why plastics also go on ...

  • Packaging in search of greater virtue
    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...

  • Architecture: polymers in the limelight
    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...

  • Olympic Games: Polymers back in the game
    Daily life 6 min

    Olympic Games: Polymers back in the game

    With little or no crowds, the Tokyo Olympic Games will not go down in history as being the most festive games. However, for the athletes the most important thing will always be performance and records...

  • Design: polymers are always up to something!
    Daily life 6 min

    Design: polymers are always up to something!

    The love affair between plastics and design is nothing new. From their first appearance, designers started playing with them, happy to have found new materials that could keep up with all their creati...

  • Sporting records: polymers collect trophies
    Daily life 5 min

    Sporting records: polymers collect trophies

    New sports records are set every year. Is there a limit? Homo Sporticus is not a mutant, and if so many records are being broken it is mainly thanks to the equipment and in particular the polymers fro...

  • Tomorrow’s medicine: polymers the darlings of researchers everywhere
    Daily life 5 min

    Tomorrow’s medicine: polymers the darlings of researchers everywhere

    Polymers are also on the front lines in the medical field and not only in the time of a pandemic. They have been part and parcel of many medical advances, and they remain a source of hope for many res...

  • Natural disasters, polymers providing a lifeline
    Daily life 4 min

    Natural disasters, polymers providing a lifeline

    Nature reminds us from time to time that it can be fearsome. Tsunamis, earthquakes, cyclones... they are brutal and not always predictable. Some solutions have been developed to cope with them, and po...

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