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A Technical Look at Polymer Synthesis and Additives

Originally, plastic resins were made from vegetable matter including cellulose from cotton, furfural from oat hulls, oils from seeds and various starch derivatives. Bakelite (phenol formaldehyde resin), one of the first...

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How Is Nylon Made?

For centuries, inventors tried to create a “synthetic silk.” In the early 1880’s, Sir Joseph Swan experimented with forming threads by dissolving the inner bark of mulberry trees. Although Swan did...

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5 Common Tamper-Resistant Screw Drives

Screw drives that require special tools to torque into place or to unfasten are considered to be tamper resistant. They also tend to be fairly rarely used. These drives are ideal...

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