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Polymer Basics
Parkesine - Discovered in ______ by Parkesine - Discovered in 1862 by Parker. Nylon - Developed in 1939 by Carothers.
Introduction to plastics
the trade name "Parkesine", and which won a bronze medal at the 1862 World's fair in London.
Biochemical Journal
Parkesine was eventually updated and replaced by celluloid, which used camphor, compared with Parkesine.
Make Your Own Plastic
Parkes. In 1862, he introduced plastic—which he called Parkesine—to the public at the Great International Exhibition in London, England.
Welcome to New Hampshire Materials Laboratory
of being shaped or molded. First man made plastic was invented by Alexander. Parkes in 1855.

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Plastic, not-so-fantastic
1) English inventor Alexander Parkes created the earliest form of plastic in 1855 and called it parkesine.
Hackney WickED Art Festival 2011 – review
Russell Thoburn celebrated the area's heritage with Parkesine, a floating sculpture of plastic bottle tops which referenced Alexander Parkes, former Wick resident and inventor of the first plastic.

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Parkesine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Parkesine is the trademark for the first man-made plastic. It was patented by Alexander Parkes in 1856.
Parkesine & Xylonite | Plastic Types & History | The Carrotbox
Parkesine & Xylonite – the first plastics. Before plastic existed, the closest thing in existence was probably Vulcanite, a mixture of natural rubber and sulphur.
The History of Plastic
The material called Parkesine was an organic material derived from cellulose that once heated could be molded, and retained its shape when cooled.
Parkesine | Define Parkesine at
Parkesine definition at, a free online dictionary with pronunciation , synonyms and translation. Look it up now!
The Plastics Historical Society - Parkesine

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