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Airpaq, a backpack firm based in Cologne, has smashed a crowdfunding target by nearly 400 per cent as its pack design proves popular. more

Jul 21, 2017 3:50 PM materials



Global sportswear brand Nike has revealed that its new Jerseys for the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the US will be made with 20 per cent waste plastic bottles. more

Jul 19, 2017 10:44 AM industry

Puma and Covestro team up for sustainable boot. more

May 5, 2017 12:22 PM materials


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Adidas has harnessed Carbon Digital Light Synthesis technology in its Futurecraft 4D trainers, with thousands of these sports shoes entering the market this year. more

Apr 12, 2017 11:27 AM industry

Huntsman's new TPU material for sports footwear will be unveiled on the first day of K2016. more

Oct 17, 2016 2:38 PM industry

Nike has designed a super-lightweight sprinting shoe with spikes on the sole using 3D printing to increase the overall chances for Allyson Felix in the 2016 Olympics. more

Jun 1, 2016 9:12 AM industry

Under Armour's 3D-printed sports shoe sold out shortly after its March 2016 launch and some credit for the breakthrough trainer must go to Lehmann&Voss&Co's tailor-made LUVOSINT TPU for laser sintering. more

Apr 15, 2016 8:29 AM materials


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Stars come out for recycled plastics in fashion

Are celebrity endorsements the key to ensuring the success of recycled plastics in fashion or is the 'green factor' enough? Or maybe good design holds the most weight with the consumer? EPPM Editor Rose Brooke considers this tri-cornered matter. more

Apr 14, 2016 11:23 AM editor's blog

Guest blog: I'll drink to that

Considering the unsung heroes of food and beverage packaging. Jonathan Wilkins, Marketing Director at European Automation, explores the potential of nanotechnology in manufacturing. more

Nov 23, 2015 11:00 AM guest blogs

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag's injection moulding expertise is the kingpin in producing high-spec ski boots carrying the prestigious Salomon and Atomic labels, enabling precise, complex manufacturing. more

Nov 11, 2015 11:07 AM machinery

Sports shoes and 3D printing: a perfect fit?

Training shoes made with 3D printing technology could be a perfect fit for runners around the world. EPPM's Editor and running enthusiast Rose Brooke explores the idea of additive manufacturing the perfect trainers. more

Nov 9, 2015 4:54 PM editor's blog

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DSM Engineering Plastics: DSMPR451

DSM's EcoPaXX has been utilised in a lightweight mountaineering boot, as its high-performance properties are perfect for good grip, endurance and the right balance of flexibility and rigidity required of a hiking shoe. more

Apr 15, 2015 11:26 AM materials

Laser sintering technology has been used by New Balance to design a training shoe that is perfectly-suited for its wearer's individual foot strike pattern and gait. Could 3D-printed customised shoes therefore be the future of running? more

Apr 9, 2015 2:02 PM materials

A. Schulman and its Perrite division have helped BM Injection in its mission to produce the next-generation of Masuri cricket helmet. more

Oct 8, 2014 4:24 PM materials

Styrolution has launched three new grades to its Zylar portfolio of innovative, transparent and resistent methyl methacrylate-butadiene-styrene copolymers. more

Jul 28, 2014 12:18 PM materials

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