Polymer Science Learning Center Welcome to
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Macroplex
POLYMER CINEMA


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WHAT IS FILM MADE OF?
POLYMERS IN FILM HISTORY
POLYMERS IN FILMMAKING
POLYMERS IN SPECIAL EFFECTS
POLYMERS AT THE MOVIES
Thanks for joining us here at the movies. But this isn't just any movie theater. We have big plans at the Macroplex Cinema 10. Here you will be able to learn what polymers go into film and film making. We even plan a section on the use of polymers in special effects. We'll even show you what special effects can be made with stuff at home.

And what about the polymers that are literally AT the movies. We'd like to show you where polymers can be found at the theater. Just check out this neat carpet we have in our lobby. Look, right down there under all this stuff you're reading. That's made of polymers too. And how about the polymers that are in that butter on your favorite popcorn or that sticky stuff on the theater floor...? Just kidding.

NOW PLAYING!
Here are some of our current releases. These links will take you to other sections of our website with explanations of some of our most beloved polymers.

It came from Polystyrene! Millions of Styrofoam cups crash to earth each day. Find out why they are here! And learn what other popular objects are made from polystyrene! Captain Kevlar Kevlar saves many lives every year. Did you realize that it is a part of the nylon family?
Excitement and adventure wait in molecular exploration of everyday polymers! Go with a brave crew of microscopic astronauts into the heart of the polyester galaxy! Apolymer 13 What mind could compose such great molecules as those in parachutes and pantyhose? We may never know, but here is a provocative look into how it might have happened. Aramidus
The Chian that Wouldn't Die Did you know that some polyvynils will go on producing a chain indefinitely? If only the monomers run out in time, then the world might be saved from the endless chain! Saving Private Rayon Rayon used to be made of flammable Cellulose Nitrate, now it is made of other forms of cellulose.


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