Scientists have been working on a way for astronauts to manufacture polymers for spares and repairs on the Mars One mission using their urine. more

23 Aug 2017 12:22 materials

Staff of LIFE Awards: Scientists at the AIMPLAS institute have won an award from the European Commission for turning bread into plastic. more

19 Jun 2017 15:47

BOSS Impact Solutions

Impact Solutions

Sink-float technology could be the future of efficient, economical post-consumer plastics separation and Impact Solutions in Scotland is pioneering a proven system that produces streams of >99 per cent pure PP and PE. more

28 Apr 2017 14:25 machinery


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A new 3D software builds large-scale structures using waste PET bottles and 3D printing, making the most of 3D technologies and bottle architecture to realise designs that are strong and stable. more

27 Apr 2017 12:25 industry


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MIT researchers Markus Buehler, Zhao Qin, Gang Seob Jung and Min Jeong Kang have announced the modeling and printing of 3D graphene. more

16 Feb 2017 12:16 materials

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



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

Recycling plastics presents a massive challenge to brands and consumers, but one innovator has made his invention open-source, democratising plastics recycling and enabling waste packaging to become a resource. more

2 Dec 2016 11:00 machinery

The volume of disposable coffee cups ending up in landfill gives the coffee-loving community grounds for concern, but Frugalpac could have the solution. more

7 Sep 2016 12:28 industry

Stanford University and IBM chemists have developed a new super catalyst for making PLA biodegradable plastics. more

5 Aug 2016 10:31 materials


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Local Motors has done it again, using 3D printing not only to bring automotive production to your doorstep but to produce a vehicle that is perfectly designed for self-driving. more

27 May 2016 15:06 industry

Scientists at Stanford University in California have developed a novel way to produce plastic using CO2 and inedible plant materials such as grasses and agricultural waste. more

22 Mar 2016 16:53 materials

Scientists in Japan have discovered bacteria that have developed the ability to eat PET, transforming the plastic into carbon dioxide and water. more

11 Mar 2016 15:22 materials

Conductive Polymers

Umeå University

A research team in Sweden has made a breakthrough that enables the super-fast transport of electrical charges in polymers with the potential to transform solar and lighting technology. more

4 Mar 2016 11:48 materials

A microscopic pattern mimicking a shark's skin has the power to inhibit bacterial growth. EPPM quizzed Sharklet Technologies to learn more about how this breakthrough could transform medical plastics. more

11 Feb 2016 10:48 materials

Circular Ocean is a multi-organisational project that aims to develop green economies and reduce plastic rubbish on Northern Europe's remotest coasts by developing new purposes for marine litter and old fishing nets. more

19 Oct 2015 10:57 industry


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

Star of the NPE 2015 Startup Garage, cycleWood's innovative bio-thermoplastic made using a papermaking by-product could be the green future the plastic bag-making market has been looking for. more

19 Jun 2015 14:35 materials

A process of using artificial photosynthesis to create the building blocks for plastics, pharmaceuticals and fuel could alleviate the pressure on global fossil fuel reserves. more

13 May 2015 14:27 industry

An innovative polymer coating could revolutionise how medical sensors are active in the body, allowing the technology to communicate with an individual's own chemistry. more

12 May 2015 14:11 materials

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