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03/01/18

A plasticotek at the ADAM

The ADAM, that unique place in Brussels dedicated to the design of the 20th century, is celebrating its second anniversary. To celebrate the event in style, the 13th of December saw the unveiling of a new space devoted to education and the discovery of plastics: the Plasticotek
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03/01/18

The FlipFlopi Expedition: educating through sailing

In less than a year's time, a boat made of marine plastic waste will sail on the Indian Ocean to deliver a message: ‘do not discard plastics, take care of the environment.’
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03/01/18

Artificial muscles inspired by origami

American researchers recently took a major step forward in the field of flexible robots by creating artificial muscles out of plastic inspired by origami, the Japanese art of folding paper.
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Stool

Stool

04/01/18

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Lampshade

Lampshade

04/01/18

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Vase

Vase

04/01/18

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Armchair

Armchair

04/01/18

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Spoon

Spoon

04/01/18

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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

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Light fixture

Light fixture

01/11/17

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Toy

Toy

01/11/17

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Polymers absorbed by their role

Polymers absorbed by their role

The word absorption evokes liquids and sponges. However, certain materials absorb sound, impacts, heat, and even electromagnetic waves! What do they have in common? They are all made by the plastics industry.

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Plastic Viewpoints

Oleo, the sponge that cleans up oil spills

Oleo, the sponge that cleans up oil spills

An interview with American researchers Seth Darling and Jeff Elam from the Argonne National Laboratory and co-discoverers of Oleo.

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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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Oilcloth: slightly kitschy but still going strong!

Oilcloth: slightly kitschy but still going strong!

Vehicle users have always strived to protect themselves from bad weather. Apart from the usual methods of protection, such as covers and hoods, users sought out materials that were cheaper, easier…

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