Plastics in Society

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Plastics for Gold

2016-11-16T08:31:03+00:00

Plastics for Gold A Timely New Exhibition at the Museum of Design in Plastics by Susan Lambert.   Plastics are the most used group of materials in the world yet they are seldom given a [...]

Plastics for Gold 2016-11-16T08:31:03+00:00

Seeing A Problem Through – 'Perspex', The First Sixty Years

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

In November 1934 the company ICI (Fertilizer and Synthetic Products) Limited, of Millbank, London SW1 registered the trade mark Perspex for "synthetic resins sold in sheets , rods, cubes and shaped pieces". The parallel mark [...]

Seeing A Problem Through – 'Perspex', The First Sixty Years 2016-12-06T05:35:33+00:00

The Centenary Of Casein

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

The author was from 1954 involved in the production of casein by Erinoid Ltd. at Stroud, Gloucestershire. The first patent for this milk-derived plastics material dates from 1899, so this year marks its centenary. If [...]

The Centenary Of Casein 2016-12-06T05:35:32+00:00

Polyethylene – The New Insulating Material

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

The author left school in the 1930s and started work as an assistant at the Telcon/Submarine Cables laboratories at a time when gutta percha was still the predominant insulator. An informal connection between these labs [...]

Polyethylene – The New Insulating Material 2016-12-06T05:35:37+00:00