This Week In History
John Wesley Hyatt, the inventor of the injection molding machine was born in Starkey NY.
This Week in History:
This is a new section that I am going to be adding each week to highlight historical events in the plastics business
11/17/2014: Styrolution become wholly owned by INEOS and changes name to INEOS Styrolution
11/19/1872: The injection molding machine is patented by John Wesley Hyatt
While doing some research, I came across an article about this car with a body that was thermoformed from ABS in 1960’s. Several prototypes were built by Borg Warner to promote their new plastic, ABS. This is the best article I could find that explained the history of these cars.
The Piranha was a kit car that was inspired by the Cycolac Research Vehicle. Here are some photos of a surviving Piranha
Here is another article that has a lot of good photos