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30/11/17

Cargo ships towed by the wind!

It will be quite a sight that will greet those sailing between Bordeaux and Bristol this autumn: the imposing 127 metre long Airbus ship transporting the wings of the A380 is towed by a kite! More specifically, a flying wing.
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30/11/17

Sea2See, eco-responsible glasses

"Because there is no other sea" is the slogan of the new brand of eco-responsible glasses, Sea2See, which manufactures frames from plastic waste recovered at sea.
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30/11/17

From plastic waste to urban furniture

A Dutch research and design studio is using 3D printing to convert the plastic waste generated by Amsterdam's inhabitants into urban furniture.
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Rocking-chair

Rocking-chair

30/11/17

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Illuminated Christmas tree

Illuminated Christmas tree

30/11/17

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Saxophone

Saxophone

30/11/17

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Storage box

Storage box

30/11/17

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Lampshade

Lampshade

30/11/17

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Micro speaker

Micro speaker

01/11/17

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Placemat

Placemat

01/11/17

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Chair

Chair

01/11/17

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Light fixture

Light fixture

01/11/17

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Toy

Toy

01/11/17

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Chair

Chair

26/09/17

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Lamp

Lamp

25/09/17

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Pot

Pot

25/09/17

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Water bottle

Water bottle

25/09/17

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Teapot

Teapot

25/09/17

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Sports-textiles: polymers in the lead

Sports-textiles: polymers in the lead

At a time when sport is hailed as the favourite leisure activity in France, the sports-textiles industry is a growing market fostering innovation. Take a look at the classic materials that made history and the new technical, connected and intelligent materials that will make history.

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Plastic Viewpoints

"We are always on the look-out for the magical fibre"

An interview with Gautier Sergent, Head of R&D for North Sails, world leader in composite sails.

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Eco Plastics

Back to basics for plastics

Back to basics for plastics

Waste management, and the management of plastic waste in particular, is a crucial issue for the coming years. What if polymers, which are too often vilified, were a solution rather than a problem?

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This spherical object, which was originally made only of glass, is now made mainly of plastic: twenty grams of plastic are enough to create the two half-spheres, transparent for the front and…

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