People & Polymers

Ron Copleston, An Engineer's Engineer

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

I have known Ron Copleston for just a short time, but his reputation as a fine plastics design engineer goes before him. It was a great privilege to be invited by Ron to talk at [...]

Ron Copleston, An Engineer's Engineer 2016-12-06T05:35:40+00:00

The Notebooks of Alexander Parkes 1

2015-09-10T09:19:27+00:00

Among the collection of Parkesine items given to the Plastics and Rubber Institute by the descendants of Alexander Parkes are notebooks which give a fascinating insight into the mind of the 'father of the plastics [...]

The Notebooks of Alexander Parkes 1 2015-09-10T09:19:27+00:00

I Wish I Had Met

2016-12-06T05:35:34+00:00

Levi Merriam was my great grandfather, a remarkable man. He was born in 1829 and brought up in Lowell, Massachusetts, a new town developed at the beginning of the nineteenth century which used the water [...]

I Wish I Had Met 2016-12-06T05:35:34+00:00

Chasing The Sunrise Industries

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

It was my good fortune to come across Tony McLelland at a recent event at the Worshipful Company of Horners. From our conversation it soon became clear that he had an interesting story to tell [...]

Chasing The Sunrise Industries 2016-12-06T05:35:40+00:00