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

John Trier : Artist and Crafstman in Horn

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

I would like to introduce you to the work of a very talented Australian artist and craftsman who produces exceptionally beautiful horn-work. I first met John Trier and his charming wife Virginia in 1995 when [...]

John Trier : Artist and Crafstman in Horn 2016-12-06T05:35:32+00:00

Baekeland And Swinburne Men Of Genius

2016-12-06T05:35:39+00:00

Just 100 years ago saw the birth of synthetic plastic materials when Baekeland registered, in the United States, a series of patents including his famous “heat and pressure patent”. This new material, ‘Bakelite’, enabled the [...]

Baekeland And Swinburne Men Of Genius 2016-12-06T05:35:39+00:00

Working for Xylonite in Brantham

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

Working for Xylonite in Brantham Carolyn Clark and Dawn Purves continue their fascinating oral history of the Xylonite Brantham site in Suffolk. Figure 1. The Brantham Site in 1950 Introduction In the previous issue of [...]

Working for Xylonite in Brantham 2016-12-06T05:35:45+00:00