Segment of casing for Pilot plant equipment for the manufacture of polythene, 1938.

Made:
1936-1938

Segment of casing from sectioned nine litre reaction vessel, by WRD Manning and SG Marshall at ICI (Alkali) Limited, Northwich, Cheshire, England, 1936-1938. This vessel was used to produce the first ton of polyethylene in December 1938.

9 litre reaction vessel, on trolley, in which the first ton of polyethylene had been produced by December 1938. (Sectioned). Designed in 1936 by W. R. D. Manning and S. G. Marshall of ICI (Alkali) Ltd., Northwich

Details

Category:
Plastics and Modern Materials
Object Number:
1977-260/2
type:
polythene
credit:
ICI Ltd. (Plastics Division)