The triumph of bakelite – contributions to a history of plastics in Portugal

This project aims to do research on aspects of the history of plastics in Portugal, based on technical, scientific, industrial, historical and social studies, on the history of science and technology and material culture. It aims to generate the whole history of plastics, bringing light on: the technical and scientific aspects of plastics (and its communication to the general public); the need to preserve plastic objects; the importance of plastic in the evolution of industrial design in corporate strategy and in everyday life; the relationship of plastics industry with its actors (workers and local elites) and with other industries (electric and glass); the energy and environmental issues related to plastics.

UFP participants:

Submitting entity:

  • Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FFC/FC/UL)

Other institutions:

  • NOVA.ID.FCT – Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento da FCT
  • Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e Tecnologia (CIUHCT)
  • Centro de Estudos Interdisciplinares do Século XX (CEIS 20/UC)
  • Laboratório Associado para a Química Verde – Tecnologias e Processos Limpos (REQUIMTE)

Project supported by:

  • Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (reference PTDC/IVC-HFC/5174/2014)

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For more information: http://ciuhct.org/pt/o-triunfo-da-baquelite