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Plastic shoes and plastic coats are fashion hits in America

I see the debate about plastics in fashion is hotting up
extolling the virtues of plastic shoes and synthetic coats over leather Oxfords and traditional wool winter coats.

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Plastics and rubber fashion show

More plastics and rubber fashion suggestions from this article in China Daily and Times Online, showing outfits from last week’s Dress Up Against Aids Condom Fashion Show in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The modeled dresses were made entirely from condoms.

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Blog Beer Watch: Do Try This At Home

One Blog reader has sent me this video of what to do with your leftover bottles – it’s ideal for those of you with children, or adults, still at home for the school holidays.The Blog Beer Watch campaign has been picking up supporters over the festive season. Sightings of plastic bottles in new applications have […]

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Plastic glass vest is so next year

Ladies, THIS is what we’ll all be wearing for the chemical conference cocktail parties of 2008. In an article in The Times last week, I read that Stefano Pilati, creative director at Yves Saint Laurent is promoting shiny acrylic Plexiglass sheet for his spring/summer 2008 collection. The Blog is showcasing this ravishing vest made of […]

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Plastics are chemical-free say Australian winegrowers

My colleague Nigel Davis gives a scornful laugh as he points out that these foolish Australian winegrowers think they are opting for a chemical-free solution in choosing plastic posts for their vineyards.

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Beer in plastics – is this the future?

Draught beer poured forth from a Carlsberg keg lined with a vacuum-packed plastic bag at a barbecue last weekend. I watched as the empty “DraughtMaster” keg was refilled with another plastic pouch after the thirsty guests had finished the first five litres. Is this a major advance in polymer technology? “Plastic beer bottles are the […]

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Special K: The Blog visits Duesseldorf

It’s K 2007 time, the massive three-yearly plastics fair in Duesseldorf. My colleague Linda calls from the ICIS stand in Hall 9a to tell me that every hotel room in a 100 km (62 mile) radius of Duesseldorf is booked out, city rooms are going for exorbitant prices and taxi drivers are a rare commodity. […]

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