Backpacks adjust in size and shape

October 7th, 2016

A new collection of bags by Dutch product designer Casper Notenboom was inspired by the way some Chinese residents package and transport their belongings, often carrying them on their back or on a bicycle. The designer used this observation, while serving an internship in China, to create a practical way for people to adjust the […]

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Advanced antimicrobial additives designed for flexible polymer applications

October 6th, 2016

Swiss antimicrobial developer SANITIZED AG has introduced a new solution—Sanitized® PL14-32—for flexible polymer applications. Besides its thermal stability and compatibility with other formulations, Sanitized PL 14-32 provides water resistance, high UV resistance and no yellowing after UV exposure, the company says. It protects against such unwanted effects of microbes as bacteria, mold, mildew, yeast and […]

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Consumer-safety panels to host joint workshop

October 3rd, 2016

Two of the world’s leading organizations in consumer safety will host a free workshop on Oct. 13 in Washington, D.C. Hosted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and safety-standards developer ASTM International, the ASTM-ICPHSO Information and Education Workshop will feature panels reviewing data from information and education campaigns that cover various consumer products. The […]

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