Friday, 13 November 2015

Did you know? #31

Did you know that different plastics have different properties?

Some can be opaque whilst others can be translucent or crystal clear. Here are some examples from the MoDiP collection:

Opaque

Urea formaldehyde yarn holder AIBDC : 0_6460

Phenol formaldehyde tobacco jar AIBDC : 0_6459

Polypropylene salad spinner AIBDC : 005577


Translucent


Polyvinyl chloride shoes AIBDC : 001692

Styrene acrylonitrile bowl AIBDC : 0_6447

Polymethyl methacrylate  AIBDC : 004404


Colourless


Polymethyl methacrylate salt grider AIBDC : 000619.1

Polycarbonate stool AIBDC : 006157

Polystyrene salad servers AIBDC : 006266

To find out more about the properties of different plastics have a look at our curator's guide to plastics.

Louise Dennis (Assistant Curator)

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