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02/01/17

Hippo Roller reinvents the wheel

The Hippo Roller, a plastic water tank that can be rolled around thanks to a metal handle, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
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02/01/17

Hyperelastic 3D bone

3D-printing and grafting a flexible artificial bone in an operating theatre: that was the technological and scientific challenge that researchers at Chicago's Northwestern University decided to take on.
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02/01/17

Eco-designed trainers

Thanks to a partnership with the Parley for the Oceans NGO, the German Adidas company has just launched a new pair of sneakers made from plastic waste recovered in the oceans.
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Magazine rack

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Rocking horse

Rocking horse

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Lamp

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Hot water bottle

Hot water bottle

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Pot multifonction

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Polymers help pets and other creatures

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 help to save lives.

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Plastics take the hair of the dog

Plastics take the hair of the dog

An interview with Hélène Streel, manager of the Belgian Rolls Dog company, a start-up determined to make life easier for disabled animals.

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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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Swatch, the little plastic watch that revived the Swiss watch industry

Swatch, the little plastic watch that revived the Swiss watch industry

Although the greater public knows Swatch as the name for fun, affordable and Swiss quality watches, the name actually refers to the world's largest watchmaking group. This is also the revolutionary…

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Let there be music, with plastics!

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