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LEGO launches Women of NASA

The world's favourite plastic building block toy is giving the accomplishments of NASA's brightest women a platform with its new Women of NASA set, which aims to inspire all children to pursue their STEM dreams. more

4 Dec 2017 15:23 editor's blog

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Ege Aylin Altug Kucukoglu

Three talented young speakers from the UK finals for the EPCA and Plastics Europe European Youth Debating Competition are off to Berlin for the European finals. more

18 Jul 2017 14:40 industry

International Women's Day may only last 24 hours, but the facts will still be facts tomorrow. Rose Brooke looks at how the STEM gender gap has its roots at school level. more

8 Mar 2017 09:00 blog

Lego Nasa

Image credit: Maia Weinstock (@20tauri) via LEGO

LEGO Women of NASA set for lift-off

The world's favourite plastic building blocks LEGO is launching a Women of NASA set, recognising accomplished women in STEM professions in a kit that aims to inspire. more

1 Mar 2017 09:22 editor's blog

Children could learn good recycling habits through a mobile game that encourages plastic bottle crushing to help the hippopotamus complete tasks. more

8 Feb 2017 15:08 industry

Minecraft

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An expansion pack for the popular game Minecraft that covertly teaches players about polymer chemistry could equip the next generation of scientists for a future in materials development. more

4 Jan 2017 15:00 materials

PolyOne's GLS Versaflex TPE and non-toxic OnColor colourants have been used in a portable, folding tub for babies - a new product from Karibu Baby in Hong Kong. more

20 Jul 2016 15:28 materials

On-demand customisation and 3D printing could herald the return of locally-manufactured toys - and the EU is backing an initiative to standardise and boost safety in this growing corner of toy production. more

4 May 2016 17:19 industry

Inventors

Via inventorsproject.co.uk

Designs the world needs, according to the young INVENTORS!

Designer and inventor Dominic Wilcox invited children to submit their ideas for new innovations as part of his INVENTORS! project. Some of these ideas have now been prototyped and EPPM Editor Rose Brooke is more than impressed. more

16 Feb 2016 14:09 editor's blog

Turkish plastics association PAGEV took action upon seeing a photo of an Afghan child's homemade football jersey, a plastic bag with his hero Messi's name and number drawn on the back. more

10 Feb 2016 11:22 industry

Lego keeping Lapland's elves busy this Christmas

The little helpers are working hard at Father Christmas's workshop in Lapland and Lego appears to be taking up much of their time. EPPM Editor Rose Brooke looks at what plastic products are making it onto children's wish lists this Christmas. more

8 Dec 2015 15:04 editor's blog

Evonik

Dave Mothershaw - Evonik Industries AG

EPPM's most-read stories: The August edit

So much for August being the sleepiest summer month… there has been no shortage of exciting stories here at EPPM Towers and no shortage of eager readers clicking through to read them. more

28 Aug 2015 16:00 editor's blog

PolyOne's GLS TPE material - for its soft touch and bright colours - was the perfect choice for the FiLIP kids' phone and tracker wearable. more

17 Aug 2015 10:00 materials

BPAs are among the world's most thoroughly-investigated chemicals and yet out-of-of date opinion pedals misinformation about the material's safety. Bayer MaterialScience is on a mission to set the record straight. more

19 Jun 2015 14:23 materials

TPEs are one of those materials we are all guilty of taking for granted. From preparing a flask of coffee in the morning, to setting the alarm clock at night, TPEs are always there and PolyOne GLS reveals to EPPM exactly to what extent. more

30 Apr 2015 11:18 materials

Plastics remain top of the list for Christmas

Plastics remain an attractive choice for toy retailers this year, as plastic toys and games dominate children's Christmas lists. But has Barbie held onto her crown as the plastic present princess? more

12 Dec 2014 14:25 editor's blog

LCR Hallcrest is at the cutting edge of colour-changing thermochromics, making countless consumer products on the market safer, fun and more intuitive. more

9 Sep 2014 09:25 materials

PolyOne's manufacturing expertise and Versaflex TPE has helped an infant care brand in Japan to meet rigorous safety standards. more

16 Jul 2014 16:49 materials

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