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A New Age of Glass for Architecture with Plastics
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A New Age of Glass for Architecture with Plastics

In times of gloomy crisis, dark future and opaque globalisation, one wishes for transparency and is not so surprised that glass architecture holds such a tremendous appeal for architects…...
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  • Splice the mainbrace for plastics!
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    Splice the mainbrace for plastics!

    Long the preserve of a privileged few, pleasure boating has now been within the ordinary man’s reach for a good half-century. Rising standards of living, the call of the sea and the thirst for adventu...

  • Plastics on the road again
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    Plastics on the road again

    There can be no doubt that the future of the European automobile industry is dependent on innovation. The goal: to make vehicles that are more reliable, lighter, better for the environment, more intel...

  • Plastic – repelling wind and water
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    Plastic – repelling wind and water

    As a supremely impervious material, plastic is widely used for containing all kinds of liquids. Bottles, flasks and jugs first spring to mind, but plastics are also used to help protect people and the...

  • Plastics in Olympic form
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    Plastics in Olympic form

    Increasingly prevalent, plastics not only address the basic requirements of sports facilities like athlete- and spectator- safety, meeting sporting standards and letting athletes up their game... they...

  • Plastics on the starting blocks
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    Plastics on the starting blocks

    Athletes, gymnasts, elitesports players...are already geared-up for the four-yearly event that showcases their prowess: the Olympics! This coming August in London will see them having to excel. And th...

  • 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...

  • Christmas: plastic toys in vogue
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    Christmas: plastic toys in vogue

    In the run-up to Christmas, children have to write their lists for Santa. And there’s a good chance that plastic toys will feature prominently. Is that a good or bad thing? This special report should ...

  • Plastic helps to keep fire at bay
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    Plastic helps to keep fire at bay

    What if plastics offered some of the best protection against fire? Sounds odd, and not what we’re given to think? Well, some plastics do precisely that....

  • Plastics that kill bacteria
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    Plastics that kill bacteria

    Did you know that there are plastics with antibacterial, antimicrobial and even anti-odorous properties? These ingenious plastics are not only widespread in the world of medicine, but also in our ever...

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