Dream to reality?

View Dream to reality? RS Mossman

Presenter: Susan Mossman

Published: December 2012

Age: 18-22 and upwards

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Tags: plastic

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society

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Plastics pioneers had great aspirations for their new materials. Roland Barthes called plastics “a miraculous substance . . . a transformation of nature”. Serendipity, careful experimentation and entrepreneurial skills have all played significant roles in the development of modern plastics. This presentation will assess whether the visions of key early pioneers such as Leo Baekeland have been realised today.

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