Pioneer Plastic: The Making And Selling Of Celluloid

Pioneer Plastic The Making And Selling Of Celluloid In an Albany printer discovered how to mix nitrocellulose with camphor under high pressure to yield a hard shiny moldable substance which he his brother called celluloid This discovery was the

  • Title: Pioneer Plastic: The Making And Selling Of Celluloid
  • Author: Robert Friedel
  • ISBN: 9780299091705
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 1869, an Albany printer discovered how to mix nitrocellulose with camphor under high pressure to yield a hard, shiny, moldable substance which he his brother called celluloid This discovery was the dawn of the Plastics Age, but it represented only the first step in establishing a new technology Examines the 20 years of laboratory trial error that producedIn 1869, an Albany printer discovered how to mix nitrocellulose with camphor under high pressure to yield a hard, shiny, moldable substance which he his brother called celluloid This discovery was the dawn of the Plastics Age, but it represented only the first step in establishing a new technology Examines the 20 years of laboratory trial error that produced the first artificial plastic, as well as the equally difficult challenge of selling the product to a public that wasnt sure what to use it for He shows how the struggle to find uses for the new material to create markets for it was as significant as solving the problems of making it Illustrated.

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