Experiencing Plastics

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New Sounds in Moulding Shops – Silence!


The traditional and familiar sounds of the injection moulding shop started to become increasingly muted during the late 1990s and early years of the 21st century. The high background noise of the hydraulic pumps and [...]

New Sounds in Moulding Shops – Silence! 2016-12-06T05:35:38+00:00

Conservation Challenges


The study of the degradation and conservation of plastics in museums has only been recognised formally as an important area worthy of research since the early 1990s The Victoria & Albert Museum appointed its first [...]

Conservation Challenges 2016-12-06T05:35:40+00:00

Conducting Polymers


In the 150 years, since Michael Faraday and William Siemans recognised gutta percha as an outstanding electrical insulator, the world of plastics has changed dramatically. 1 Introduction The use of insulating mouldable plastics has been [...]

Conducting Polymers 2016-12-06T05:35:42+00:00

Collecting Carvacraft


Many PHS members have come to concentrate on one particular area rather than seek to cover the whole wide field of plastics collectables. John Hockey's speciality is items made from Carvacraft cast phenolic, and here [...]

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