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30/05/17

Trashpresso, a mobile recycling plant

After inventing the Pollibrick, the building bricks made from bottles of mineral water, Taiwanese agency Miniwiz has launched Trashpresso, a mobile recycling plant.
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30/05/17

A better blanket for better sleep

What if we could solve the problem of insomnia…with a blanket? This was the aim pursued by the inventors of Gravity, a blanket which promotes restful sleep and reduces anxiety.
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30/05/17

Self-healing polymer

Taking inspiration from his favourite comic book character, the X-Men's Wolverine whose ability is that of almost instantly healing from any wound, Professor Chao Wang came up with the idea of developing a new polymer that is able to heal itself.
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Umbrella stand

Umbrella stand

31/05/17

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Portable radio

Portable radio

31/05/17

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Suspension

Suspension

31/05/17

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Armchair

Armchair

31/05/17

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Armchair for children

Armchair for children

31/05/17

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Shelf

Shelf

27/04/17

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Satchel

Satchel

27/04/17

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Table

Table

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bookshelf

bookshelf

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Lamp

Lamp

27/04/17

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Magazine rack

Magazine rack

30/03/17

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Lamp

Lamp

30/03/17

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Wall-mounted luminaire

Wall-mounted luminaire

30/03/17

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Shelf

Shelf

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Accessory for cats

Accessory for cats

30/03/17

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A miraculous catch with plastics!

A miraculous catch with plastics!

The recent popularity of recreational fishing has brought with it a thorough overhaul of equipment in which plastics are widely used.

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Plastic Viewpoints

Banana Rods: an effective launch and an elegant cast!

Banana Rods: an effective launch and an elegant cast!

An interview with Valentin de Ruffray, founding director of Banana Rods, a company that designs and manufactures high-end fishing rods.

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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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Velcro, an invention inspired by nature

Velcro, an invention inspired by nature

The story behind the discovery of VELCRO® products begins with Georges de Mestral when he was talking a walk. In 1941, upon returning from the countryside with his dog, the Swiss engineer…

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