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My Opinion on 57 Years of Plastics

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Rob Spiegel
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Poolside plastics conversation
Rob Spiegel   11/7/2013 8:39:14 AM
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Plastics in pharmaceuticals? What's most amazing, though, is that Rich knows the name of the actor who uttered the word "plastics" to Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate. 

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Poolside plastics conversation
Ann R. Thryft   11/7/2013 12:55:31 PM
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Like Rob, I'm impressed that Rich remembers the name of that other actor. Plastics have been a big deal in medical and aerospace applications for quite a while, as DN has covered in the past. Thanks for telling us about some of these new products and uses.

JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   11/8/2013 10:02:30 AM
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He could have said, "Son I've one word for you – Phthalates"  but your upper lip and tongue get twisted when you say that.

Glad Rich got a chance to see Miami Beach and all it has to offer, besides Plastics lectures.

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   11/8/2013 11:51:50 AM
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JimT, that's funny. He could also have said, or tried to say, "polyethylene terephthalate," but I bet a lot more than his lips and tongue would have gotten twisted, like his cheeks, face, mind, etc.

JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   11/8/2013 12:27:00 PM
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( Its nice someone "gets" my sense of humor -- I'm so often misunderstood !  )

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Poolside plastics conversation
Ann R. Thryft   11/8/2013 12:28:36 PM
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Well, it seems to make sense to me, at least most of the time.

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Re: Poolside plastics conversation
Charles Murray   11/8/2013 6:00:57 PM
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It's interesting to note, Rob, that the movie "The Graduate" is now 46 years old itself. That character (whoever he was) was way ahead of his time.

Rob Spiegel
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Rob Spiegel   11/10/2013 8:45:34 AM
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Yes, the charactewr who said "Plastics" was ahead of his time. but not too far ahead. I remember when I first saw the movie in 1967. The comment made sense even back then.

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It's a Wonderful Life
bwmetz   11/11/2013 12:18:39 PM
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Actually the Sam Wainwright character in "It's a Wonderful Life" (1947) talks about soybean plastics to Jimmy Stewart and I believe the movie goes on to mention that Sam made a fortune making airplane canopies during WWII.  I believe that there is even speculation that the Graduate scene is an homage to this earlier movie.  If you haven't seen this Jimmy Stewart classic, it's a great one for the family at Christmas.

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Debera Harward   11/12/2013 3:12:43 AM
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Thanks Richard for providing and informing us about different applications of plastic . No doubt plastic has limitless applications , it is used in packaging , automobile manufacturing ,construction , electronic devices, medicines, pharmaceuticals and many more . On the top of it these days as we know that 3d printing is developing one major use of plastic has emerged from this 3d printing as well.

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