Virtual Museum

Bois Durci, A Plastics Antique

2012-07-31T17:26:20+00:00

In the middle of the 19th century Britons witnessed an explosion of ideas inspired by the new sciences, technologies and materials that were being developed throughout the world. The highlights of these were seen at [...]

Bois Durci, A Plastics Antique 2012-07-31T17:26:20+00:00

Great Designs Of The Twentieth Century

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

For today's industrial and domestic designer, plastics are indispensable materials. While metals may be stronger, ceramics operate in higher temperatures and rubbers offer greater elasticity, it is the overall combination of properties enjoyed by plastics [...]

Great Designs Of The Twentieth Century 2016-12-06T05:35:34+00:00

The Delrin Half Century

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

Du Pont introduced Delrin to the market in the late 1950s following the granting of patents in 1956. It soon established itself as one of the first ‘engineering polymers’ extending the use of plastics into [...]

The Delrin Half Century 2016-12-06T05:35:39+00:00

Plastics Imitating Gems

2016-11-16T08:31:01+00:00

Maggie Campbell Pedersen describes how plastics have enabled women to afford ‘expensive’ jewellery From the time they were invented, plastics have been used to copy organic gem materials - that is, gem materials of plant [...]

Plastics Imitating Gems 2016-11-16T08:31:01+00:00