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CSM Aminatta M'Baye

Final year product designers at Central Saint Martins art school have joined with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and consultants Studio INTO to make plastics innovation their focus. more

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Pentagon Plastics continues support for South Bank product design students by presenting final year awards. more

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Jade Goto, an award winning garden designer, has launched a new Perspex product to hang ‘Airplants’ in vertical gardens. more

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Mehnert Harald

Machine specialists KrausMaffei have launched a more ergonomic and scalable mould carrier for steering wheels. more

Machinery

A Polish wine and spirits manufacturer is turning away from traditional glass and packaging its premium vodka product in 1.75 litre injection stretch blow moulded plastic bottles. more

Materials

An art installation at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) showcasing extraordinary feats of engineering features a central element produced using polycarbonate sheets from Covestro. more

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Leeds and Liverpool-based consultancy, Plazology Ltd, has achieved ‘Expert Accreditation’ status from Moldex3D. more

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A UK-based silicone and organic rubber products specialist has helped transform a bright idea into a practical and potentially life-changing solution for bus passengers with visual or hearing impairments. more

Materials

The EPDA says the use of aviation grade plastics will play an “increasingly important role” in the future of aircraft design owing to their ability to both improve fuel efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of passenger flights. more

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A custom-designed, multiple-part closure has been manufactured for a premium perfume brand to give its latest fragrance a luxury finish. more

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The winner of the 2015 Design Innovation in Plastics (DIP) competition has received the patent for his product and is now in the process of approaching manufacturers for production. more

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Two annual competitions to find outstanding design and innovation in plastics are open once again for 2016. more

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UK-based Plazology Ltd has launched a new simulation product design service aimed at closing the gap between the virtual and physical manufacturing worlds and significantly reducing the risks to successful product launches more

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A conference set to spark interesting discussion and debate over the nature of plastics design is due to take place for the first time next month. more

Events

Eastman Chemical Company’s Tritan copolyester is being used at one of Europe’s largest cultural festivals to help improve safety and sustainability. more

Materials

Students from Universities across the UK have been tasked with changing perceptions as they look to enhance the design of some of the most traditional metal-based products with polymers. more

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A new conference focusing on design in plastics, from the controversial to the essential, is being held in Bournemouth in September 2015. more

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Following the international sensation of an “ear-splitting” musical instrument, the Vuvuzela, at the 2010 World Cup, a new plastic noisemaker has emerged for Brazil 2014. more

The Horners' Award for Plastics Innovation and Design will be announced on the first day of Interplas 2014, it has been announced. more

Research commissioned by the BPF's Packaging Group shows that when it comes to the Nation’s favourite table sauce, 77% of 2157 respondents would rather squeeze their tomato ketchup out of a plastic container than shake it out of a glass bottle. more

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