Plastic

Plag

Aug 13, 2017No Comments

Recycled HDPE vessels Plag represents designer Waël Seaiby’s noble effort to upcycle the disposable plastic bag. Approximately one million such bags are used each minute

Self-Healing PUU

Jul 30, 2017No Comments

Self-healing poly(urea-urethane) elastomer Self-healing plastics automatically restore themselves when damaged. These materials conventionally mend broken bonds with the aid of an external stimulus, such as

Biomimicry

Jul 02, 2017No Comments

3D printed polyamide seat With the aid of 3D printing, designer Lilian van Daal’s Biomimicry chair represents a more sustainable alternative to the conventional furniture

Hex

Jun 04, 2017No Comments

Hexagonal thermoformed panels Hex thermoformed panels are fabricated from thermofoil molded to polyethylene. In conventional practice, thermofoil (a rigid plastic finish) is thermoformed to another

Kaynemaile

Dec 17, 2011No Comments

Polymeric seamless mesh Kaynemaile is a seamless mesh composed of polymer rings. The advantage of the Kaynemaile process is its ability to create multiple elements

Jali Cascata Zari

Nov 29, 2011No Comments

Light refractive polymer sandwich panel Sensitile Systems’ Jali Cascata Zari panels combine the light refractive properties of their Jali series of panels—acrylic-based composites designed to

Expancel

Nov 04, 2011No Comments

Thermoplastic microspheres Unexpanded Expancel thermoplastic microspheres are small plastic particles that contain a droplet of liquid hydrocarbon. When heated, the plastic shells soften and the

Metal Series

Oct 13, 2011No Comments

Static electricity-tracing surface B.lab Italia’s “Metal Series” surfaces contain liquids infused with metal particles that are trapped within resilient a polymer shell. The result is

Grow

Sep 29, 2011No Comments

Ivy-inspired solar and wind energy curtain Grow is a hybrid energy-delivery device inspired by ivy. Grow’s “leaves” are flexible organic photovoltaic panels that capture solar

Ice

Sep 11, 2011No Comments

Ice-mimicking acrylic Formed out of Reynolds Polymer Technology’s R-Cast Acrylic product line, the texture of the Ice is completely randomized without any repetitive patterns. This