Plastics/Polymers

Saving Old Movies

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LZR Racer

Winning Skin

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Swedish worker inspects nylon stocking, 1954

Synthetic Threads

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Learn

Learn
Bird with Plastic

Waste

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Bird with Plastic

Health

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Carl “Speed” Marvel in PBI vest

Tough Stuff

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Robert W. Gore demonstrating the expansion of ePTFE, ca. 1982.

Robert W. Gore

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Donald Tomalia.

Donald A. Tomalia

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Hammond in her lab at MIT.

Paula Hammond

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Uma Chowdhry.

Uma Chowdhry

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Skil Craft Biology Lab 1960

It’s Alive!

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Distillations Magazine

The Great Fakes

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Wallace H. Carothers, shown here with neoprene.

Wallace Hume Carothers

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Stephanie Kwolek at a polarizing microscope.

Stephanie L. Kwolek

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Portrait of Leo Hendrik Baekeland, early 20th century. Photograph by Underwood & Underwood Studios, New York, NY. Williams Haynes Portrait Collection, the Institute Collections.

Leo Hendrik Baekeland

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Hermann Staudinger.

Hermann Staudinger

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Robert S. Langer.

Robert S. Langer

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Collections

Collections

Photographs

Collections
Foster Grant Sunglasses Ad

Plastic Town

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BASF's biodegradable plastic

Plastic’s Second Act

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