About the film archive
Learn about the history behind our documentary film archive from the 1940s.
The development and manufacture of plastics and their many uses in the everyday world.
The manufacture of plastics
'This film shows the processes of making plastics from the original powder to the rolling and moulding of the finished article. Plastics can be moulded or sawn into a vast number of articles. These new substances are strong, smooth, easily cleaned and can be dyed in bright colours.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1946)
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