Plastics in Society

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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 Early History Of The Damard Lacquer Company

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

The origins and development of Bakelite Ltd. in the UK are well documented, principally through the splendid history of the company by TJ Fielding. Among other historical material that has survived is a typed manuscript [...]

The Early History Of The Damard Lacquer Company 2016-12-06T05:35:32+00:00

The Kleeware Story

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

The Kleeman family began making plastics in 1938, buying six Reed Prentice injection moulding machines from the USA. They were installed in a factory in Welwyn Garden City, together with compression moulding machines, under the [...]

The Kleeware Story 2016-12-06T05:35:34+00:00

Plastics Afloat

2016-12-06T05:35:38+00:00

Roanoid Plastics Ltd. was a specialist plastics moulding company established to produce items for the shipping industry and which went on to supply trade mouldings to some of the world's leading companies. Its factories at [...]

Plastics Afloat 2016-12-06T05:35:38+00:00