Plastics in Society

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The Palitoy Story

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

The Palitoy Story Ieuan Hopkins - Archivist at the Museum of Childhood at Bethnal Green, on the development one of the UK’s most famous toy companies. Figure 1. Diddums – first produced in 1925 by [...]

The Palitoy Story 2016-12-06T05:35:43+00:00

News PQ50

2016-12-06T05:35:44+00:00

News PQ50 In keeping with the celluloid theme, it has been announced that the International table Tennis Federation will be banning traditional ping pong balls made of celluloid from 1/7/14 and replacing them with “Poly [...]

News PQ50 2016-12-06T05:35:44+00:00

A History Of Fibre Reinforced Composites

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

That familiar verse in the Book of Ecclesiastes says, 'There is no new thing under the sun,' and this is certainly true for fibre reinforced composites. After all, wood consists of the natural resin lignin [...]

A History Of Fibre Reinforced Composites 2016-12-06T05:35:33+00:00

The Gutta Percha Story

2016-12-06T05:35:31+00:00

The first mention of gutta percha in Britain appears in the catalogue of the Tradescant collection at Oxford in 1656 where an exhibit is described as 'pliable mazer wood being warmed in water will work [...]

The Gutta Percha Story 2016-12-06T05:35:31+00:00