People & Polymers

In The Borch!

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

In an old tin box that originally contained most of the Horners' Company archives, I discovered a newspaper cutting which recounts a curious story. Despite the fact that the objects concerned were not made of [...]

In The Borch! 2016-12-06T05:35:37+00:00

Plastics In My Blood

2016-12-06T05:35:42+00:00

Rosamind and Leslie Julius produced the first polypropylene chair, designed by Robin Day and manufactured by their company Hille. Their daughter, Corinne Julius recalls growing up with plastics. This January saw the Design Classics range [...]

Plastics In My Blood 2016-12-06T05:35:42+00:00

Celluloid And Photography Part 2

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

In the first part of this survey (plastiquarian No.15), the Kodak Curator of the National Museum of Photography Film & Television in Bradford looked at the first uses of celluloid in photography as a substitute [...]

Celluloid And Photography Part 2 2016-12-06T05:35:32+00:00

The Birth Of The Plastics Industry?

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

In my article in plastiquarian no. I contended that the birth of the plastics industry could be traced back to 1843 when samples of gutta percha, forwarded from Singapore by Dr William Montgomerie, were examined [...]

The Birth Of The Plastics Industry? 2016-12-06T05:35:37+00:00