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Polypropylene Book Celebrates 50 Years of Vibrant History

3:15 PM MDT | October 15, 2010 | Lyn Tattum

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL; Mumbai) has published a lovingly crafted book to celebrate the history of polypropylene (PP)--still one of the younger and fastest-growing commodity plastics. The book traces an eventful 50-year plus journey of PP, from discovery of its crystalline form in the research laboratories of Giulio Natta in Milan, Italy to its role in a variety of products essential to modern living. The early days were characterized by suspense. For 30 years Montecatini, Phillips Petroleum and others raced to own intellectual property rights to an...

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