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DuPont
(Engineering)
Bakelite
(Materials)
World War II
(Military)
Manfred Wagner
(Literature)
World War I
(Military)
Giulio Natta
(Sciences)
 

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Plastic

Knowledge Identifier: $Plastic

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Plastic

Any of a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organic solids that are moldableadd

Category: Business (16)

Launched in 1950.

Countries: (30%), USA (22%), United States (19%)

Main connections: DuPont, Bakelite, World War II

Linked to: DuPont, Calico Printers' Association, BASF, Bakelite

 

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1950

In the late 1950s, "high impact" styrene was introduced, which was not brittle add something

 

Since the 1950s, one billion tons of plastic have been discarded and some of that material might persist for centuries or much longer, as is demonstrated by the persistence of natural materials such as amber add something


1954

In 1954, expanded polystyrene was invented by Dow Chemical add something

 

Polypropylene was found in 1954 by Giulio Natta and began to be manufactured in 1957 add something


1960

In the 1960s the latter were observed in the guts of seabirds, and since have been found in increasing concentration add something


1988

In 1988, to assist recycling of disposable items, the Plastic Bottle Institute of the Society of the Plastics Industry devised a now-familiar scheme to mark plastic bottles by plastic type add something

 

Manfred Wagner - He worked as a post-doc in Polymer Physics under Joachim Meissner at the &Eidgenössische_Technische_Hochschule (ETH_Zurich) in Zurich, and in the Plastic industry, he returned to Stuttgart University in 1988 as Professor for Fluid Dynamics and Rheology


2005

Hans-Georg Elias "Plastics, General Survey" in Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, 2005, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim add something


2009

In 2009, the United States government banned certain types of phthalates commonly used in plastic add something


2011

In 2011, it was reported that "almost all plastic products" sampled released chemicals with estrogenic activity, although the researchers identified plastics which did not leach chemicals with estrogenic activity add something


2014

In 2014, sales of the top fifty companies amounted to add something


2017

Plastic bottle - Plastic - An article published on November 6, 2017 in Water Research reported on the content of microplastics in mineral waters packed in plastic or glass bottles, or beverage cartons


2018

In 2018 a survey of Global Oceanic Environmental Survey Foundation find that the ecosystem in seas and oceans can collapse in the next 25 years what would fail the terrestrial ecosystem and end the life on earth as we know them add something