What are Plastics?

Bois Durci, A Plastics Antique

2012-07-31T17:26:20+00:00

In the middle of the 19th century Britons witnessed an explosion of ideas inspired by the new sciences, technologies and materials that were being developed throughout the world. The highlights of these were seen at [...]

Bois Durci, A Plastics Antique 2012-07-31T17:26:20+00:00

Thetford Pulpware – Forerunner of today’s plasticware

2016-12-06T05:35:33+00:00

David Bowsher has made a special study of pulp ware - not a true 'plastic' but an early cellulose moulding material, heat cured with natural and, later, synthetic resin. The site of Thetford Moulded Products [...]

Thetford Pulpware – Forerunner of today’s plasticware 2016-12-06T05:35:33+00:00

Parmali: Progress Towards Permanence

2016-12-06T05:35:33+00:00

In 1937 The New Insulation Company was established in a former Gloucester City Tramways depot. The product was a composite material of wood and phenolic resin primarily intended for the heavy electrical industry. In its [...]

Parmali: Progress Towards Permanence 2016-12-06T05:35:33+00:00

Gutta Percha, The Plastic Of Its Time

2016-12-06T05:35:34+00:00

Leslie Edwards, formerly Telcon Plastics Ltd. describes a world where gutta percha was the modern plastic Gutta percha, a natural thermoplastic with a softening point of around 80 degrees C was first introduced into this [...]

Gutta Percha, The Plastic Of Its Time 2016-12-06T05:35:34+00:00