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Faturan Ian Holdsworth and Ibrahim Faraj undertake an investigation into a mythical material. Figure 1. Friedrich Adolf “Fritz” Traun photographed in 1907 Figure 2. String of Faturan prayer beads Try this: Search eBay for Bakelite [...]

Rutland Plastics

Rutland Plastics PHS Chairman Steve Akhurst reports on Rutland Plastics. Figure 1. An early company van. Note the old format telephone number. From the smallest English county comes a story of enterprise, ingenuity and perseverance. [...]

Early UK Glassfibre Carshell Production

My records show that the first experimental car body produced in 'plastic' came from car body produced in 'plastic' came from the Ford Motor Company in the USA in the 1940s, but was a natural-based [...]