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

Celluloid And Photography Part 2

2016-12-06T05:35:32+00:00

In the first part of this survey (plastiquarian No.15), the Kodak Curator of the National Museum of Photography Film & Television in Bradford looked at the first uses of celluloid in photography as a substitute [...]

Celluloid And Photography Part 2 2016-12-06T05:35:32+00:00

The Birth Of The Plastics Industry?

2016-12-06T05:35:37+00:00

In my article in plastiquarian no. I contended that the birth of the plastics industry could be traced back to 1843 when samples of gutta percha, forwarded from Singapore by Dr William Montgomerie, were examined [...]

The Birth Of The Plastics Industry? 2016-12-06T05:35:37+00:00

Little White Plastic Collars

2016-12-06T05:35:43+00:00

Sylvia Katz interviews Mary Quant OBE FCSD RDI and discovers how she transformed plastic to make it a top fashion fabric For a young fashion designer in love with the texture, structure and movement of [...]

Little White Plastic Collars 2016-12-06T05:35:43+00:00