Mylar: Biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate

June 10, 1952: Marketing Mylar With a Film About a Film 1952: DuPont registers Mylar as the trademark for its new, strong polyester film. Mylar’s versatility gives it a long, worldwide run as an industrial coating. DuPont developed Mylar, or biaxially oriented polyethylene terephthalate, along with the polyester fabric Dacron in the early ’50s. Mylar’s … Continue reading “Mylar: Biaxially-oriented polyethylene terephthalate”

Woman caught anthrax from drums

Anthrax Found In Drums Linked To Infected Woman US health officials have confirmed samples from a pair of African drums used in a drumming circle attended by a New Hampshire woman who is severely ill in hospital with gastrointestinal anthrax have tested positive for the deadly bacterium. The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human … Continue reading “Woman caught anthrax from drums”