Plastics are divided up into thermoplastics, thermosetting plastics and elastomers -- K Trade Fair

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Plastics are divided up into thermoplastics, thermosetting plastics and elastomers

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01.12.2019

Life and work of Hermann Staudinger

Hermann Staudinger (23. 3. 1881 – 8. 9. 1965) gave plastics chemisty its theoretical foundations. Although his outstanding career as a scientist – doctorate at 22, professorship at 26 – culminated in the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Staudinger has remained largely unknown – as a public figure too – and only specialists are familiar with his life and work nowadays.
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