New To The Shellac Archive – “Natural Resins” by Gidvani (1946)

When we think of “plastics” our minds are usually drawn to either the movie The Graduate or the frequently hysterical jeremiads about petrochemicals.  But in generations past they saw “plastic” as a descriptor of material behavior, generally focusing on the material’s amenability to being molded.  Included in this family was shellac, and Gidvani’s contribution to the Plastics Monograph series fits neatly within that envelope.

Here is Part 1, Part 2 will be posted late next week.

Natural Resins Part 1 by B.S. Gidvani.