July 2011

Plastics saves lives

22 July 2011
During July 2010, whilst taking part in an endurance cycling event in America, Olympic gold medal winning rower James Cracknell was hit on the back of his head by the wing mirror of a truck travelling at 70 mph. He was knocked off his bike; the damage to his brain changed his personality. His...
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Did you know? # 7

6 July 2011
Did you know that Bakelite was developed in 1907 by Belgium born chemist Leo Baekeland, that it was the first wholly synthetic plastic and was heralded as the material of 1000 uses?Bakelite is a thermosetting plastic made from a compound of phenol formaldehyde and wood filler. It is formed into...
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