Design & Manufacture

//Design & Manufacture

Around the museums:

2016-12-06T05:35:43+00:00

Around the museums: Plastics feature prominently in Design Museum’s permanent collection display.   Figure 1. Apple iMac designed by Jonathan Ive, 1998-9   Design Museum Collection: Extraordinary Stories About Ordinary Things, from 30 January 2013. [...]

Around the museums: 2016-12-06T05:35:43+00:00

From Cyanide To 'Beetle'

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

Early in the 1890s, what was called the Mc Arthur-Forrest process was widely used in South Africa to extract gold from low-grade ore by using cyanide. This demand for cyanide caused neighbouring firms at Oldbury, [...]

From Cyanide To 'Beetle' 2016-12-06T05:35:33+00:00

The Thomas De La Rue Story Part 1: Early Days – 1939

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

Although many will tend to link the De La Rue name in the plastics field mainly with Formica decorative laminates, the company operated Europe's largest moulding factory before the Second World War. The De La [...]

The Thomas De La Rue Story Part 1: Early Days – 1939 2016-12-06T05:35:32+00:00

The Story Of Sandwich Moulding

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

A recent article in the Plastiquarian Number 34, Summer 2005, told the Story of ICI Plastics Division up to about 1974 in which reference was made to the Sandwich Moulding process that was developed at [...]

The Story Of Sandwich Moulding 2016-12-06T05:35:39+00:00