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Faturan Ian Holdsworth and Ibrahim Faraj undertake an investigation into a mythical material. Figure 1. Friedrich Adolf “Fritz” Traun photographed in 1907 Figure 2. String of Faturan prayer beads Try this: Search eBay for Bakelite [...]

Chinese Lacquer: An Age-old Polymer


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 [...]