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  • History of Bakelite

    In 1909 Leo Baekeland created the first entirely synthetic plastic and he called it Bakelite. It was heat resistant and did not conduct electricity. Its properties made it suited for a much wider variety of purposes. Bakelite was lightweight and durable and could be molded into many different sha... View Post
  • History of Cinnabar!

    Cinnabar has been used since antiquity, including as a cosmetic in the Olmec culture, and in China since the Song dynasty coloring lacquerware. It has a bright red color that has caused people to use it as a pigment and carve it into jewelry for thousands of years.  It’s carving properties allowe... View Post

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