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From Bugs to Bakelite

The first commercially successful synthetic resin was invented over 100 years ago. The inspiration for this invention may surprise you. We have all heard of shellac, most often used as a wood finish. In the early 20th century, shellac was commonly used as an electrical insulator. As the electrical industry was expanding the demand for shellac was increasing. What everyone many not know about shellac is how it’s made; the material actually originates from the secretions of the female lac ...

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Plastic: Making BrewMasters Out of Us All

As promised in C&J’s Blog Objective, I will strive to share plastic facts in a fun and informative way.  In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I will be leaning more towards the goal of FUN. With this in mind, let’s talk about how plastic has affected homebrewing.

Homebrewing is defined as the brewing of beer, wine, sake, mead, cider, etc. using fermentation for “personal” consumption, though you can share with friends and family. Homebrewing is considered a hobby and it’s actually ...

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Plastic Red Blood Cells

The initial thought of writing a blog of plastic fun facts seemed rather daunting. Plastics have been part of my everyday life since I can remember. I’m sure the same could be said for you, so writing about plastic seems like a rather tedious task. It’s like writing a blog about something as familiar as electricity or air. It’s pretty easy to take this stuff for granted. When was the last time you picked something up and thought “WOW! This ...

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