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A Short History Of Philite

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

The Philips Company ("Royal Philips") of Eindhoven, The Netherlands, was one of many factories worldwide which exploited Leo Baekeland’s invention. Today Philips is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of electrical and electronic goods. [...]

A Short History Of Philite 2016-12-06T05:35:39+00:00

In The Service Of Women

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

Richard Schoevaart describes how plastics have revolutionised contraception Rubber-related materials dominated contraceptive devices during the 19th and early 20th century. Many other polymeric materials have been, and continue to be, used in this field since [...]

In The Service Of Women 2016-12-06T05:35:43+00:00

Plastics In Dentistry 2

2016-12-06T05:35:34+00:00

Dr Brown started by drawing attention to St Apollonia, patron saint of dental patients, to remind us of the longestablished nature of toothache as an enervating illness. For many years dental decay was the major [...]

Plastics In Dentistry 2 2016-12-06T05:35:34+00:00

The Kleeware Story

2016-12-06T05:35:34+00:00

The Kleeman family began making plastics in 1938, buying six Reed Prentice injection moulding machines from the USA. They were installed in a factory in Welwyn Garden City, together with compression moulding machines, under the [...]

The Kleeware Story 2016-12-06T05:35:34+00:00