People & Polymers

Polymer Yarns or The Accidental Discovery of Polymers

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

Throughout the history of polymers, important discoveries have been made as a consequence of completely unforseen sequences of events. This is probably true of chemistry in general. Long ago it was realised that many liquid [...]

Polymer Yarns or The Accidental Discovery of Polymers 2016-12-06T05:35:34+00:00

1851: Ebonite, the birth of the plastics industry?

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

This year marks the 150th anniversary of an important milestone in the early history of the plastics industry. The author Alan Dronsfield, reader in chemical sciences at the University of Derby, looks at the events [...]

1851: Ebonite, the birth of the plastics industry? 2016-12-06T05:35:37+00:00

Plastic Materials, A Personal Journey

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

To build a business based on the values of design, craftsmanship and service requires touches of romance and imagination as well as continuous dedication I was 11 when I had my first experience of plastics. [...]

Plastic Materials, A Personal Journey 2016-12-06T05:35:40+00:00

Celluloid And Photography Part 1

2016-12-06T05:35:33+00:00

A vital element in the development of the cinema was the availability of a strong, flexible, transparent material that could act as a support for a series of photographic images. That material was celluloid. Photography's [...]

Celluloid And Photography Part 1 2016-12-06T05:35:33+00:00