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Nature inspires greener way to make colourful plastics

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 14:54

Scientists have developed a new kind of coating that gives plastic its colour without the use of dyes.

`Sponge` plastic to soak up CO2, reduce pollution

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 13:13

You have blamed plastics all along for increased pollution but researchers have now made a material - inspired by the plastics used in food containers - that soaks up carbon dioxide (CO2).

Spanish company Roca acquires Espiem Plastics

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 18:26

Spanish company Roca announced Monday it has acquired 100 percent equity in Espiem Plastics, maker of toilet cisterns and seat covers.

4D printing to allow for shape-changing materials

Last Updated: Monday, May 26, 2014, 12:35

Imagine buying a dress online that takes shape in front of your eyes in your living room.

Self-healing plastics that will repair your car

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 19:15

A scratch on your car need no longer cause you distress - it will soon “heal” itself.

Cleaner, cheaper procedure to convert carbon dioxide into methanol developed

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 11:57

Researchers have discovered a potentially clean, low-cost way to convert carbon dioxide into methanol, a key ingredient in the production of plastics, adhesives and solvents, and a promising fuel for transportation.

Chemical in plastics can adversely affect developing organs in primates

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 10:26

Researchers have found that exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) - a chemical used in a wide variety of consumer products, such as resins used to line metal food and beverage containers, thermal paper store receipts, and dental composites - can cause fetal abnormalities in primates.

Set up plastic parks, provide technology upgrade fund: Group

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 22:49

The apex body of plastic industry Tuesday appealed to the Centre to set up plastic parks across the country and provide fund for technology upgradation of units operating in the key sector.

Plastics dangerously harming marine ecosystems

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 15:57

Up till now it was unknown to researchers whether ingested plastic transfers chemical additives or pollutants to wildlife, but a new study has shown that toxic concentrations of pollutants and additives enter the tissue of animals that have eaten microplastic.

3-D printers raise concerns over potential misuse for developing plastic firearms

Last Updated: Thursday, October 03, 2013, 15:33

As the three-dimensional (3D) printers make artists` and hobbyists` dream a reality by allowing them to produce virtually anything from garden gnome figures to nuts and screws, analysts believe that the devices raise serious concerns about their potential misuse.

Thousands clean Puerto Rico beaches, rivers

Last Updated: Sunday, September 22, 2013, 10:56

Thousands of volunteers cleaned 200 beaches, rivers and lakes in Puerto Rico to celebrate International Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday.

Indian-born plastics tycoon transforms London mansion

Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013, 16:38

Lohia`s own new Mayfair residence, Sheridan House, was built in 1770 as a home for General John Burgoyne.