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A Survey of Plastic Materials for Students

A Survey of Plastic Materials for Students IN 1865, Alexander Parkes, of Birmingham, found that the potential explosive nitrocellulose could be plasticized by being mixed with camphor and alcohol, and thus was discovered the celluloid named, after its originator, Parkesite, the forefrunner of Xylonite. This discovery was the beginning of the plastics industry which has, in only eighty years or so, grown to be one of the major industries so much so, in fact, that the Twentieth Century has been referred to, by some enthusiasts, as the Plastics Age. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology Emerald Publishing

A Survey of Plastic Materials for Students

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0002-2667
DOI
10.1108/eb031560
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Abstract

IN 1865, Alexander Parkes, of Birmingham, found that the potential explosive nitrocellulose could be plasticized by being mixed with camphor and alcohol, and thus was discovered the celluloid named, after its originator, Parkesite, the forefrunner of Xylonite. This discovery was the beginning of the plastics industry which has, in only eighty years or so, grown to be one of the major industries so much so, in fact, that the Twentieth Century has been referred to, by some enthusiasts, as the Plastics Age.

Journal

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace TechnologyEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 1, 1947

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