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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

21 Jul 2017 15:50 materials

Hypetex has proved coloured carbon fibre to British suitcase company Globe-Trotter for a limited-edition product. more

12 Jul 2017 16:56 materials 2 Comments

With the Tour de France in full swing, it is important to remember the unsung hero of modern competitive cycling: materials science. more

7 Jul 2017 12:25 materials



Thermolast M from Kraiburg has been used by the Belgium’s Pyke to make hypoallergenic sunglasses for babies and small children. more

28 Jun 2017 15:23 materials

New Avalon thermoplastic polyurethane provides alternative solution to rubber for footwear outsoles. more

22 Feb 2017 10:28 industry

The 12 days of plastmas

EPPM presents 'the 12 days of plastmas', reminding us of some of the year's most eye-catching headlines in a format you can sing along to... if you like. more

1 Dec 2016 09:00 editor's blog

Can polymer technology encourage more people to take up running?

There are lots of ways to encourage more people to take up running and EPPM Editor Rose Brooke explores why polymer technology is the key. more

29 Nov 2016 16:45 editor's blog

Huntsman has expanded the possibilities for TPUs, which are currently innovating sports and leisure but have stacks of potential for the harsh environments of mining and supersized wheels. more

28 Jun 2016 10:55 industry

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

9 Nov 2015 16:54 editor's blog

AMUT, together with Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), has been selected by Unifi Inc to provide technology for a major expansion project. more

3 Aug 2015 11:18 machinery

EPPM's most-read stories: The July edit

There is definitely a summer trend when we look back on our top-five most-read stories on the website of July 2015 here at EPPM. more

3 Aug 2015 09:30 editor's blog


Adidas Group

Adidas and Parley for Oceans have presented a world first to the UN, a training shoe made using plastic ocean waste that demonstrates how big brands can use the vast resource of sea litter to make great products. more

9 Jul 2015 11:42 materials

DSM Shoe

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

15 Apr 2015 11:26 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

9 Apr 2015 14:02 materials

How do you develop materials for soldiers to help protect them against deadly weapons that might not even have been developed yet? The scientists at the US Army Research Laboratory believe they can future-proof the infantry. more

7 Apr 2015 16:47 materials

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

28 Jul 2014 12:18 materials

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