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Toxic chemical in baby bottles escapes ban

The government yesterday called on plastics makers to find alternatives to the controversial chemical BPA, but stopped short of joining the list of places, including the mainland, that ban its use in baby bottles.

Thursday, 12 January, 2012, 12:00am

Toxic scare after blast at factory

An explosion destroyed a chemical plant in Guangzhou's Panyu district yesterday. No one was injured but the blast released toxic gas and air-borne pollutants that reached many parts of the district and unnerved residents.

25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Laptop travel cases

Macally AirCase Lightweight Neoprene Sleeve

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Glittering luxury

Pianegonda The creative brains behind the Italian jewellers, Franco Pianegonda is renowned for blending Italian flair with classic goldsmith techniques. His latest collection, inspired by the haute couture of the ?50s, is the Luce collection, a luxury line focusing on the colour and shine of precious stones.

5 May 2008 - 12:00am

Toys 'R' Us, Sogo take feeding bottles off shelves

Toys 'R' Us and the Sogo department store removed plastic baby bottles from their shelves yesterday amid concerns over the chemical bisphenol A, despite customs department assurances that products sold in the city were safe.

Last night, a spokeswoman said Jusco would recall all brands of plastic baby feeding bottles.

23 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Surfster Jbay body board

Gold Coast-based company Surfster has been supplying Australian body boarders with wave-riding products for more than 20 years. Its latest is an inflatable body board ideal for use on surf or snow. Touted as ideal for children older than eight to serious enthusiasts, the travel-friendly Jbay is inflated by attaching a mini hand pump (included) to a specially designed valve.

27 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Age-old science shapes the world

Materials science might sound like an ultra-modern concept, but the science and engineering skills date back to when man first shaped flint to make cutting tools.

Materials have always been important to the progress of civilisation.

9 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Development of metallic glass can help HK businesses

Many materials discovered through scientific research, in contrast to those developed to fill a specific market need, come into the world homeless but soon find useful applications. One example increasingly gaining attention is metallic glass, which displays properties of incredible strength and elasticity, and are promoted as a true wonder material.

9 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Yizheng Chemical earnings grow 21pc as oversupply eases

Sinopec Yizheng Chemical Fibre, the world's sixth largest polyester producer by capacity, said first-half net profit rose 21.3 per cent, helped by a slight easing in industry oversupply.

31 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Schools' faith in meal boxes misplaced

90pc of new containers dumped at landfills

Primary schools have mistaken the recently introduced transparent meal boxes as environmentally friendly food containers, the environment chief said yesterday, adding that over 90 per cent of the plastic containers were dumped at landfills every day.

17 May 2007 - 12:00am

Eco-friendly cup added to the mix

Plastic cups are out at The Mix. All 13 of the juice and smoothie bars just introduced a biodegradable alternative made from corn starch. The eco-friendly cup cost HK$50,000 to develop in a year-long series of tests in Los Angeles. The Mix managing director Phil Oakden (pictured with one of the cups)says the investment was worth it. 'It's a 100 per cent organic,' he said, holding the cup.

22 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

soundbites

In Industry and Silence, Pauline Chan So-yee, Chan Mei-hin and you pay tribute to the materials that defined Hong Kong manufacturing in the 1960s and early 70s such as plastic and wire. Tell us about it:

Part-time artist Luk Tsing-yuen:

28 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Mature leader needed to mould plastics firm

A senior position in the plastic injection moulding field is available for someone who can work under pressure and enjoys working in the mainland.

20 May 2006 - 12:00am

Giveaways pose threat to the environment

STUDENTS have urged vendors to stop giving out a free plastic bag and a tissue packet with each newspaper they sell, saying the practice poses a threat to the environment.

Due to this practice, about 27 million plastic bags are used every month, while the 20 million packets of tissue account for 6,500 trees, a recent survey has revealed.

13 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Out of the box

Multi-tasking is the selling point of these Luxus illuminated containers (pictured; $2,800). The German-made, 50-cubic-centimetre plastic tubs provide subtle lighting in the home and can be used as plant pots or drinks coolers for parties. They can be turned into portable seating (fitted cushions

1 May 2005 - 12:00am

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