Topis of the Month: September 2015

The world of tomorrow will be catching some rays

The world of tomorrow will be catching some rays
Michael Carus

Michael Carus, managing director of Nova Institut GmbH in Huerth near Cologne, Germany. Source: Nova-Institut GmbH

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In the course of the 1930s, the first glass-like objects made from polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) came onto the market in Germany. Thanks to their many different advantages, they were strong competition for products made from conventional glass, particularly in aircraft and car manufacturing. The fact that demand for acrylic very soon went through the roof and enabled Röhm & Haas,...
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