e-plastory - Journal of Historic Polymeric Materials, Plastics Heritage and History

e-plastory is the electronic Journal of Journal of Historic Polymeric Materials, Plastics Heritage and History.

With this information platform, the Plastics Heritage European Association PHEA together with the German Society for Plastics History (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kunststoffgeschichte dgkg) would like to make accessible the historic significance and importance of Historic Polymeric Materials, Plastics Heritage and History (HIPOMs) to experts and a general public.

Hipoms comprise:

  • The large group of natural polymeric materials (amber, birch pitch, bitumen, natural rubber, gutta-percha, natural fibers, natural lacquers and varnishes, vegetable and animal glues, linoleum, shellac and Bois Durci etc.).
  • Chemically modified biopolymers like cellulose nitrate, cellulose acetate and casein-formaldehyde masses.
  • Historic synthetic polymeric material like phenolics, urea and other early thermosets, thermoplastics, elastomers, fibers, lacquers, glues etc.

e-plastory is an interdisciplinary forum for high level publications related to plastics history of all aspects. For this purpose, we have chosen a public domain, free of charge, electronic way of publication in loose frequency.

Communications in English and German (reviews, articles, short communications, reports) about the following topics are welcome:

  • Hipoms (natural polymeric materials, forerunner materials, semisynthetic materials, synthetic materials/plastics, polymer science, processing and engineering, applications, companies)
  • Plastics Heritage (Hipoms in art, design, technical and every day’s use, architecture)
  • Collecting and archiving Hipoms
  • Conservation of Hipoms (Polymer Heritage artefacts, technical heritage, material characterisation)
  • Conservation with polymers (adhesives, coatings etc.)

Continuance of publications in e-plastory is guaranteed through the long-time archiving and registration at the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (German National Library)
URL: http://d-nb.info/1016329180
under the licensed No. ISSN 2190-9598.

e-plastory is a strictly peer-reviewed journal. The submitted articles will be evaluated by referees with expertise in the different areas.

This all permits a high level standard and the full, safe citation of the accepted articles.