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Lights, Camera, Bakelite!
The Office of Student Affairs Hosts a Fun and Informative Movie Night
NYU Tandon School of Engineering
December 5, 2018
If you don’t think of chemistry as an exciting enough topic for a movie, you probably don’t know much about the life and work of Leo Baekeland, the Belgium-born scientist who produced Bakelite — the very first thermoset plastic — and in the process changed the world.
On November 29, the NYU Tandon community was treated to a showing of All Things Bakelite: The Age of Plastics, directed by filmmaker John Maher and executive-produced by Baekeland’s great-grandson, Hugh Karraker. As a bonus, the two were on hand (along with chemist Louis Pilato) to field questions about the iconoclastic scientist; the revolutionary substance he created; and the process of filming a picture that would engage and entertain as it enlightened.[Read more…]
During the Society of Plastics Engineers’ Rotational Molding Conference held June 2 – 6 in Warrensville, Ohio, our film was presented by Glenn Beall of Glenn Beall Plastics, Libertyville, Illinois. Glenn and Hugh first met at an exhibition of Bakelite at the Mark Twain Library in Redding, Connecticut in 2008. He has been a mentor to Hugh and two years ago introduced us to Russ Broome, formerly President and Managing Director at SPE, now Sr. Director, Business Development at PLASTICS Industry Association.
As you may recall from our April Newsletter, Marc and Hugh visited the Science History Institute (formerly the Chemical Heritage Foundation) in Philadelphia.