Under 50?  Unfamiliar with Bakelite? 
We've discovered that so many people, who are under the age of 50, not into antiques, or not in the plastics or chemical industries, are unfamiliar with Bakelite.  So, we've decided to add a subtitle. The new title of the film is:  All Things Bakelite: The Age of Plastic
There are two versions of the film, 21 minutes (educational) and 56 minutes (full length).   We hope to have DVDs available for purchase in the near future.

In Good Company
Television Interview
John Maher, Hugh Karraker and Ron Dukenski on the set of "In Good Company".

This weekend, Hugh Karraker and John Maher are appearing in the pilot episode of IN GOOD COMPANY  on CTV192. The new show features interviews with Connecticut based people who are doing or have done noteworthy things.  Coincidentally, the show's host, Ron Dukenski, from Southbury, CT had worked for Union Carbide and spent time at the Bound Brook, New Jersey plant.  He was quite familiar with Leo Baekeland and Bakelite.

Clips from All Things Bakelite: The Age of Plastic as well as Bakelite items and printed materials from the Baekeland family collection are included in the telecast.

IN GOOD COMPANY airs Friday, July 21st at 9pm, and Saturday, July 22nd at 11am.  It is available here for viewing on the station's website.
Many thanks to producer, Teresa Pellicano, for making our experience a truly pleasurable one. Your crew and interns are wonderful; and your facility in Newtown, CT is top notch.   We wish you every success with the show.

Upcoming Screenings
(Unless otherwise noted, all scheduled screenings are of the 56 minute version.)
Tuesday, September 12th, 6:30 pm
Greenwich, CT

Q & A to follow

Saturday, September 16th, 2 pm
Cheshire, CT

Q & A to follow

Sunday, October 8th

All Things Bakelite: The Age of Plastic will be shown during the 200th Anniversary celebration of the founding of the University of Ghent, Belgium.  We will let you know the exact time and location closer to the date.  Hugh plans to attend the screening and will join University professors and others on the Q & A panel. We thank graduate of the University of Ghent and ex-president of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Willem De Vos for initiating the screening.
Friday, November 3rd
Strosacker Auditorium
Cleveland, Ohio

Professor Hatsuo "Ken" Ishida, Dept. of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, is our host. Ken is inviting students and professors from other CWR departments and from neighboring educational institutions as well as employees of the vast chemical and plastics industries located in North Ohio.