Design & Manufacture

Rutland Plastics

2016-12-06T05:35:27+00:00

Rutland Plastics PHS Chairman Steve Akhurst reports on Rutland Plastics. Figure 1. An early company van. Note the old format telephone number. From the smallest English county comes a story of enterprise, ingenuity and perseverance. [...]

Rutland Plastics 2016-12-06T05:35:27+00:00

Early UK Glassfibre Carshell Production

2016-11-16T08:29:58+00:00

My records show that the first experimental car body produced in 'plastic' came from car body produced in 'plastic' came from the Ford Motor Company in the USA in the 1940s, but was a natural-based [...]

Early UK Glassfibre Carshell Production 2016-11-16T08:29:58+00:00

Small is Beautiful: The Birth of ABS

2016-12-06T05:35:28+00:00

Small is beautiful is the theme behind this personal account of the first manufacture of ABS, a milestone which inaugurated the era of engineering plastics for mass applications. The author recalls that a mixture of [...]

Small is Beautiful: The Birth of ABS 2016-12-06T05:35:28+00:00