Plastic bodywork in the GDR – revolutionary or simply a lack of alternatives?
Evaluating the environmental impacts of plastics
Visionaries spur on polymers: unrecognized potential?
Hybrid materials in the first half of the 20th century
Plastic on steel = PLATAL
Hoesch AG diversifies in the 1960s: House ‘L 141’ in Dortmund
“This is Perlon calling”
The teething problems of a new textile fiber in the 1950s and 1960s
Scientific and technical expertise in porcelain manufacture (around 1800)
Who discovered it?
Adolf Spitteler and the history of galalith
Synthetic materials in art production
Early plastics: perspectives 1850–1950
Karl Ziegler and low-density polyethylene
The conditions for an unusual success story
Premodern water ‘know-how’ in the Iron Library (IV)
Knowledge about water quality in 18th century
Managing chance discovery
The decision to develop research at the chemical company Bayer
Substitute for natural vanilla
Acceptance and legal treatment of the synthetic flavorings vanillin and ethyl vanillin in Germany (1874–2011)
The fiction of non-fiction
Hybrid forms between the novel and non-fiction