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21/06/16

Polymer bank notes for the Bank of England

Cleaner, safer, stronger. These are the three key features that helped the Bank of England take the decision to issue its first polymer bank notes starting in September 2016.
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21/06/16

Beau Jeu and Fracas: some marvels of technology

Each European, or World Cup has its own ball. And each ball has a name! For the Euro 2016, they are two! Called Beau Jeu and Fracas, all eyes have been on these little marvels for the past months!
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21/06/16

Walking on water

Walking on water is now possible thanks to this new concept of stand-up paddling: the Mirage Eclipse, a paddle board unlike any other!
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Stool

30/06/16

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Pot

21/06/16

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Pouffe

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Watering can

21/06/16

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Chair

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Polymers: a giant step towards miniaturisation

Polymers: a giant step towards miniaturisation

In light of the trend towards nanotechnologies, any talk of miniaturisation can seem slightly obsolete. But, in spite of this, miniaturisation remains relevant, particularly in the medical industry

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Plastic Viewpoints

"Our polymers are at the forefront of the adventure of wearable technologies"

An interview with Fabrice Domingues Dos Santos, CEO of Piezotech, a subsidiary of Arkema, a leader in the field of electroactive polymers.

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Eco Plastics

Once a plastic, forever a plastic

Once a plastic, forever a plastic

Do plastics still have a future after a lifetime of faithful service? The words "plastic waste" often conjure up images of recycled packaging. However, plastics have established themselves in other areas such as the construction and automotive industries, where they already account for almost 30% of the increasing production of these materials. What do we do with used plastics? As the concept of the circular economy gains increasing traction, the question requires an answer.

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The return of a giant

The return of a giant

Cult item for collectors and music lovers alike, the good old 33 1/3 RPM LP has been making a comeback over the last few years: a return to favour for the vinyl record, an object whose design has…

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