People & Polymers

Charles MacIntosh and Co: The History of the company

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

Charles Macintosh was born in Glasgow on December 29th 1766 and is known internationally as the inventor of the (almost) eponymous mackintosh raincoat which he developed between 1823 and his death in 1843. His father [...]

Charles MacIntosh and Co: The History of the company 2016-12-06T05:35:39+00:00

LAMINATED ACRYLIC SCULPTURES

2016-12-06T05:35:44+00:00

LAMINATED ACRYLIC SCULPTURES To start the series of articles about plastics and art, we invited an artist who has been creating stunning acrylic sculptures since 1967 to contribute. Vasa makes the most of acrylic’s properties [...]

LAMINATED ACRYLIC SCULPTURES 2016-12-06T05:35:44+00:00

Wallace H. Carothers

2016-11-16T08:30:00+00:00

This article was one of the 'Pioneers of polymers' series originally published in Shell Polymers between 1977 and 1980, and subsequently reprinted under a single cover by the Plastics and Rubber Institute. It was written [...]

Wallace H. Carothers 2016-11-16T08:30:00+00:00

Plastics Hall Of Fame: Posthumous Nomination of Alexander Parkes

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

Election to the American Plastics Academy's Hall of Fame is a distinctive honour bestowed only on those individuals who have shown consistant dedication and extraordinary accomplishments that have contributed to the stature and growth of [...]

Plastics Hall Of Fame: Posthumous Nomination of Alexander Parkes 2016-12-06T05:35:39+00:00