Plastics in Society

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Chinese Lacquer: An Age-old Polymer

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

Chinese lacquer, which hardens by polymerization, has been known for over 4000 years. In its finished form, it has a toughness and inertness which are not easily achieved even by modern synthetic resins. Many beautiful [...]

Chinese Lacquer: An Age-old Polymer 2016-12-06T05:35:32+00:00

The Thomas De La Rue Story, Part 3: 1945-1959

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

The third section of this history of what was Britain's largest moulding operation covers the time between the end of the Second World War and 1959, when National Plastics (as the company had become) was [...]

The Thomas De La Rue Story, Part 3: 1945-1959 2016-12-06T05:35:37+00:00

A View From The Bridge

2016-11-16T08:30:32+00:00

By the time this article is in print my husband and I will have moved to Sydney, so this connection between the horner's craft and the Antipodes came to mind. There it was discovered long [...]

A View From The Bridge 2016-11-16T08:30:32+00:00

The Delrin Half Century

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

Du Pont introduced Delrin to the market in the late 1950s following the granting of patents in 1956. It soon established itself as one of the first ‘engineering polymers’ extending the use of plastics into [...]

The Delrin Half Century 2016-12-06T05:35:39+00:00