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The History of Plastic

The History of Plastic How plastic was developed and went on to conquer the world The Early Days: In Europe, horn 1839: Charles Goodyear invents the process of Mesoamericans and tortoiseshell made items with were used in natural rubber early plastics vulcanization This involved adding sulphur to heated rubber, which gave it 1870: Chemist 1856: Alexander John Hyatt further develops the making of celluloid Parkes invents an early celluloid he calls 'Parkesine' new stretchy and malleable properties Hyatt and his brother went on to patent the first plastics injection moulding machine two years later 1926: Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) 1909: Bakelite, and an early synthetic plastic is launched perfected by BF Goodrich scientists 1933: Researchers 1941: Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) first produced 1939: DuPont at ICI discover s about NTLOM introduces the how to make world to nylon polyethylene 1939-45: The development of plastics up to this point makes them in high demand for production during The first 1954: Giulio polyethylene bags are seen in the 1950s Natta discovers polypropylene World War II From the 1960s and 70s In the same year, Nowadays, around 300 million tons of plastic are produced each year onwards, plastics were further toughened and refined, allowing them to compete with metals expanded polystyrene is invented by Dow Chemical Sponsored by solentplastics.co.uk

The History of Plastic

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