In July 2017, Hugh and John appeared in the pilot episode of “IN GOOD COMPANY” on CTV192. The show features interviews with Connecticut based people who are doing or have done noteworthy things. Ron Dubenski, from Southbury is the host/interviewer. Coincidentally, Ron had worked for Union Carbide at the Bound Brook, New Jersey plant in the polyolefin division. So he was quite familiar with Leo Baekeland and Bakelite.
Special thanks to Bill Bregar and Jeremy Carroll at Plastic News for helping this story come to life. Please click the link to watch the interview with Hugh Karraker.
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Special thanks to Janis Gibson, Christopher Burns and everyone at The Redding Pilot, for publishing the article. Please click the picture below to read the full story.
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Pete Stewart, host on WPKN 89.5 FM: 4 – 7 pm will feature a live interview with All Things Bakelite director, John Maher and Media Manager, Marc Huberman this Monday, April 17th at 4:45PM. As a professional soundman, Pete worked as sound engineer on several of the film’s tapings.
Please tune in on Monday 4:45pm, to hear John, Pete and Marc relate stories about the making of the film. John and Marc will share some interesting perspectives and what they envision for the film’s future. The program airs live and will be available as a podcast.
Karen Roberts, lohud, The Journal News, October 14, 2016
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Documentary examines the life and work of Bakelite inventor Leo Baekeland, the father of modern plastics.
Leo Hendrik Baekeland may be the most important inventor you’ve never heard of. Baekeland, who discovered the first synthetic plastic, is the subject of a new documentary, “All Things Bakelite,” featured at the Yonkers Film Festival, on Oct. 22.
The film festival, known as YoFi, runs Oct. 16-23.
Baekeland, who was born in Belgium in 1863, invented Bakelite in 1907 in a lab in Yonkers.
The substance, named after its inventor, was one of the earliest synthetic materials made from phenol and formaldehyde. At the time, it transformed modern life, being used in everything from electronics to automobiles, cookware to jewelry, even billiard balls and toothbrushes were made of Bakelite.