Plastics – The Mag

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Plastics – The Mag

 •  November 30

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. Sport is France's favourite leisure activity. Over one in four...

Plastics – The Mag

 •  November 30

An interview with Gautier Sergent, Head of R&D for North Sails, world leader in composite sails. After spending close to 10 years at North Sails New Zealand following an end-of-studies internship as part of an engineering degree, I completed my training with a Master's degree in Sail Physics. This provided me with the opportunity to discover the...

Plastics – The Mag

 •  September 26

At the intersection of two worlds, those of electronics and plastics, plastronics imbues moulded plastic objects with a portion of its intelligence. Plastronics creates, smaller, more beautiful and more resistant objects. A new technology without which many connected objects would never have seen the light of day. Part I : Polymers enhanced with...

Plastics – The Mag

 •  September 25

An interview with Johan De Baets, coordinator of the Pasta project at the Centre for Microsystems Technology (CMP) of the University of Ghent in Belgium, in association with the Imec laboratory. I admit, the name is fun and it certainly attracts attention, but it is first and foremost the acronym for Platform for Advanced Smart Textile...

Plastics – The Mag

 •  August 31

Plastics have found in school supplies, and particularly, in writing instruments, a permanent outlet for which the diversity and technical performance of polymers are more important than the quantities to be produced. Writing implements are the true measure of the development of literacy. In the early 20th century, they were also a reflection of...

Plastics – The Mag

 •  June 28

An interview with igus, the German company, a renowned subcontractor used by machine manufacturers, which recently developed a plastic robotic arm that could be of interest to the general public. We are in the habit of saying that you can find us in any machine that moves. In fact, we design parts used in all types of machines. Although most of the...

Plastics – The Mag

 •  June 28

Robots are very much in vogue right now. Of course, their success, and often confusing functionalities, are mainly due to the unceasing advances made in the digital industry. That being said, their designers are turning to polymers in order to complete the transition, from the virtual, to the real world. They're everywhere! No need to panic though,...

Plastics – The Mag

 •  May 29

The recent popularity of recreational fishing has brought with it a thorough overhaul of equipment in which plastics are widely used. No hook without a line. That's the cardinal rule for fishermen working without nets. They can do without a rod, to do some trolling, but can never do without a line. Horse hair, linen, hemp, and silk thread in...

Plastics – The Mag

 •  May 29

The recent popularity of recreational fishing has brought with it a thorough overhaul of equipment in which plastics are widely used. Part I : Recreational fishing: polymers on the first line No hook without a line. That's the cardinal rule for fishermen working without nets. They can do without a rod, to do some trolling, but can never do without...

Plastics – The Mag

 •  March 30

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? Part I : A different perspective on plastics In 2015, 322 million tonnes of plastics were produced throughout the world. A high figure, although it does...