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Life-saving plastics
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Life-saving plastics

Plastics have given rise to countless medical innovations. Recent technological advances have offered hopeful prospects to patients and professionals on many fronts - surgery, health care, infection c...
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  • A fiery temper for polymers
    Daily life 5 min

    A fiery temper for polymers

    It is commonly believed that plastics and high temperatures do not go well together! These beliefs are often misleading and unfair to the material: in fact, some polymers love the heat, to the delight...

  • Polymers take centre stage
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    Polymers take centre stage

    Champions of design and mobility, plastics bend to all the whims of event organisers aiming to captivate an increasingly demanding public....

  • Polymers help pets and other creatures
    Daily life 5 min

    Polymers help pets and other creatures

    The animal cause has been heard, as evidenced by the many countries who have integrated it into their legislative arsenal. Animal welfare is almost second nature to plastics, so much so that they even...

  • Plastics: from floor to ceiling
    Daily life 4 min

    Plastics: from floor to ceiling

    Praised for their durability and ease of maintenance, vinyl coverings have long been confined to public spaces. As their design and quality have evolved, they have ended up in much more prestigious sp...

  • Breaking through barriers of the impossible
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    Breaking through barriers of the impossible

    Is disability the end of everything? No, and some even use it as a pretext to go further by trying out new, usually sportive, disciplines commonly reserved for able-bodied people....

  • Single use plastic products : more useful than futile!
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    Single use plastic products : more useful than futile!

    Plastics drive the success of single use products thanks to their high technical performance and low manufacturing costs. The trend has however been decried, except for professional uses where safety ...

  • Plastics pave the way
    Daily life 4 min

    Plastics pave the way

    Cars, along with other modes of transport, are at the forefront of the fight against CO2 emissions and over-consumption of fossil energy. There is only one solution to the problem: lighter vehicles. A...

  • Plastics release adrenaline
    Daily life 4 min

    Plastics release adrenaline

    What we know as board sports, extreme sports or "risk" sports reflect a largely shared desire to assert our uniqueness through exposure to danger and mastering risks. This context is the ideal proving...

  • A walk among materials and the plastic arts
    Daily life 5 min

    A walk among materials and the plastic arts

    The latest addition to the contemporary museum landscape, the Art and Design Atomium Museum in Brussels brings together a unique collection of exhibits perfectly illustrating the link between material...

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