Parkesine

Parkesine is the trademark for the first man-made plastic. It was patented by Alexander Parkes in 1856. In 1866 Parkes formed the Parkesine Company to mass-produce the material. The company, however, failed due to poor product quality as Parkes tried to reduce costs. Parkesine`s successors were Xylonite, produced by Daniel Spill (an associate of ....
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Parkesine

• (n.) A compound, originally made from gun cotton and castor oil, but later from different materials, and used as a substitute for vulcanized India rubber and for ivory; -- called also xylotile.
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Parkesine

(from the article `technology, history of`) ...materials employed in these crafts as to new substances produced by chemical reactions and molded or pressed to take a permanent rigid shape. The ... ...discovery of the cold vulcanization process (1841), a method of waterproofing fabrics by means of a solution of rubber and carbon disulfid...
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Parkesine

Parkes'ine noun [ So called from Mr. Parkes , the inventor.] A compound, originally made from gun cotton and castor oil, but later from different materials, and used as a substitute for vulcanized India rubber and for ivory; -- called also xylotile .
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