People & Polymers

Faturan

2016-12-06T05:35:27+00:00

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 [...]

Faturan 2016-12-06T05:35:27+00:00

Some Viscose Personalities Part One

2016-12-06T05:35:31+00:00

As described in plastiquarian no. 15(1), the cellulose chemists Cross, Bevan and Beadle took out a patent in 1892 for 'improvements in dissolving cellulose and allied compounds'(2). By 1898 the Viscose Spinning Syndicate Ltd. (VSSL) [...]

Some Viscose Personalities Part One 2016-12-06T05:35:31+00:00

Community Life At Brantham Xylonite

2016-12-06T05:35:45+00:00

Community Life At Brantham Xylonite Carolyn Clark and Dawn Purves conclude their oral history of Brantham Xylonite in Suffolk. Figure 1. Childrens’ birthday party at Brantham Introduction In the previous two issues of Plastiquarian we [...]

Community Life At Brantham Xylonite 2016-12-06T05:35:45+00:00