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Pensioner’s plastic-pipe raft Atlantic crossing greeted with derision

The 84 year-old former science writer of the Daily Telegraph is crossing the Atlantic with a bunch of chums on a raft made of plastic pipes, and coming in for some serious abuse from the columns of Lloyds List.   Anthony Smith shows a reckless cheerfulness at the prospect of hurricanes and freak waves over […]

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Make plastics at home with Thing-O-Matic

Have you ever wanted to design stuff in plastic and churn it out in the privacy of your own home? Now you can buy your own 3D-printer and produce models to your own spec in shiny fresh ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), according to articles on every techie blog in the world today.   The Thing-O-Matic […]

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Amazing Objects Made from Plastic Bags

These pictures live up to their billing as “12 Amazing Objects Made from Plastic Bags,” which a well-meaning family member has sent me from Oddee, a website featuring “the odd, strange and bizarre things of our world.”   They’re quite impressive, and it is good to see plastic bags being recycled constructively, but you have […]

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Biodegradable Pudding Bin Bags

The Blog is enjoying a two-week end of year break, using up all the holiday days which should have been used up during the summer but somehow weren’t. Nevertheless, it’s hard to resist sharing another advance in the world of plastics.   Biodegradable pudding bin bags are apparently on sale at Nigel’s Eco Store, and […]

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Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars

The second sequel Lego Star Wars computer game is due to hit the shops in February 2011, the Blog reads in the weekend papers.   Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars is a traditional fantasy game starring the characters from Star Wars with an adorable Lego makeover.   Lego, made of bright shiny ABS […]

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WoZela – Recycling Vuvuzelas

WoZela! is an admirable scheme in South Africa to recycle leftover vuvuzelas from this year’s FIFA World Cup, according to a piece the Blog saw on CNN in a hotel room on Friday.   “WoZela – make a difference, not just a noise,” is the slogan of the scheme’s competition.   Winning entries include earrings, […]

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Will Royal Wedding be good for plastics demand?

Injection moulding machines across the world are poised for a plastic souvenir bonanza, following yesterday’s announcement of the Royal Wedding.   Amongst the acres of coverage about the design of the engagement ring and the wedding dress, and how they will inspire all of next year’s brides to buy the same, there is so far […]

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VIDEO: Live from the ICIS stand at K2010

Experience life on the ICIS stand at the K-fair in Dusseldorf, on the first day of the exhibition. Jamie filmed this slice of life video on Wednesday afternoon, as the ICIS team was hard at work. 

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PHOTOS: K-fair 2010 Dusseldorf

Day One at K2010 in Dusseldorf. The first morning has been crazy busy with all sorts of people dropping by the ICIS stand in Hall 8a – people with lifelong contact with ICIS, people who’ve never heard of us, people who kind of think they’ve heard of us, people who suddenly want to subscribe to […]

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K Special

The K fair comes round once every three years, and I’ve never been before. “You’ll hate it,” a colleague tells me as I’m leaving the office on Monday. It’s huge, it’s noisy, you walk miles to find people, and you’re on your feet all day.   Nevertheless I’m looking forward to it for three main […]

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