What are Plastics?

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

Two Natural Plastics: Tortoiseshell and Horn

2016-12-06T05:35:40+00:00

Tortoiseshell and horn are referred to as ‘natural plastics’. Their thermoplastic properties allow them, when heated, to be worked, stamped, pressed or refashioned, retaining the desired shape on cooling. They have long been recognised as [...]

Two Natural Plastics: Tortoiseshell and Horn 2016-12-06T05:35:40+00:00