People & Polymers



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 [...]


Celluloid And Photography Part 4


This article completes the comprehensive survey by the Kodak Curator of the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television of the vital role played by celluloid in photography as a whole with an account of [...]

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Thomas Hancock And Marlborough Cottage


The Plastics Historical Society recently unveiled the latest in its series of commemorative plaques at the site in Hackney, North- East London where Thomas Hancock (1786-1865), the founder of the modern British rubber industry through [...]

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