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Innovation of the Week

Protecting Our Protectors

For our military divers: “It’s like wearing a coat of air.” Scientists create neoprene (plastic) wetsuits that trap inert gas, which insulates divers up to three times longer.

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Innovation of the Week

Recycle More Plastics!

Bravo! Major carmaker aims for at least 25% recycled plastics in every new car by 2025.

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Innovation of the Week

Wear. Recycle. Repeat.

We buy a lot of clothes. These companies help us recycle them… including clothing made with fabrics such as polyester and nylon (plastics!).

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Gooooooooooal!

Just a ball, right? Uh, no. In world competition, it’s a high tech sports marvel made with layers of advanced plastics (no longer the water logged stitched leather balls of the past).

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Quite A Spin

Happy birthday to a 70-year-old innovation – vinyl records! Some innovations in plastics truly are timeless...

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From Nets To New Nylon

This year’s fashion designer awards started on a carpet made with plastics recycled from used fishing nets and carpeting—this recycled nylon is now used by major fashion houses.

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Innovation of the Week

Trust

What do six musicians balance on nearly a mile above a national park in China? Just some thin nylon (plastic) slacklines. (You gotta watch the video…)

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Protecting Us

These shock-absorbing plastics are soft and flexible until they get hit—then they solidify to help protect soldiers, athletes, motorcyclists…

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Innovation of the Week

The New Shape Of Shoes

This major shoe company is making lighter, customizable, breathable shoes using 3-D printing and plastics. Now for professional athletes… and soon the rest of us.

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Innovation of the Week

An Iconic Movie Prop

Sometimes it’s the simplest innovations that we remember… like a plastic phone in the shape of a hamburger, the movie prop that started a craze.

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Innovation of the Week

Hollywood Props

Cyborgs. Robots. Light sabers. Space ships. Phasers. These pricey movie props are hot collector items (mostly) made possible by plastics.

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Plastics Recycling

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