The wonderful world of celluloid
(Yeah it's cooler than it sounds) By: Kyle Brady
My fair maiden celluloid, hast thou met thy maker?
Yes, Alexander Parkes (the fine gentleman below) created celluloid in 1855. In England, it was the first ever made synthetic plastic. It was made of nitrocellulose and camphor (with other agents and dyes). As a tough flexible plastic that won't dissolve in water and dilute acids. It came in a variety of colors. As a synthetic plastic it is artificial and made to mock natural resources, so it came in a variety of products (from guitar picks to film) it was based entirely on synthetic polymers.
Celluloid: The Early Years
Behind the scenes
Celluloid is pretty simplistic among how it works, it is molded, or ink is used to print images onto.
A close up with the CELLebs
Celluloid is all around you, practically a lot of plastics have been based off of it. Such as the keys to this keyboard to the case that protects your case. These plastics (if not) are an evolved version of celluloid.
Celluloid, how it secretly effects you
Life today without celluloid would lack small but in some cases vital items. Such as dolls, some dolls were created out of celluloid. Buttons were also created outed of celluloid.