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21 SEPTEMBER 1574: Bernard Palissy, the father of ceramics

What happened this week in the History of Industry? It is to answer this question that Global Industrie invites you to rediscover, every week, a historical event which occurred around this time… in another age. At a time when ceramic is becoming one of the “new” materials increasingly prized in industry, let us pay tribute to its symbolic figurehead in France, Bernard Palissy, who, on the 21st of September 1574, was received in the Louvre by Catherine de Médicis to present

2020.09.21
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12 September 1909: synthetic rubber is born

What happened this week in the History of Industry? It is to answer this question that Global Industrie invites you to rediscover, every week, a historical event which occurred around this time… in another age. Today, let’s take a closer look at a German chemist, Fritz Hofmann, who filed a patent for the first synthetic rubber on the 12th of September 1909. The (en)tire story…    PLASTIC IS FANTASTIC, BUT RUBBER’S SUPER TOUGH   When Fritz Hofmann

2020.09.09