January 25, 2010 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News

What Is Tinsel Made Of? Speaking of Chemistry Ep. 12

How is the shiny tinsel that decorates many Christmas trees made? Find out all about tinsel's chemistry history in this very special holiday episode of Speaking of Chemistry.

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January 25, 2010 Issue

Volume 88, Issue 4
January 25, 2010 Issue, Vol. 88 | Iss. 4
Laundry detergent makers and their raw material suppliers are sticking to innovation despite a rocky economy
By Michael McCoy
(pp. 12-17)
New chemistries promise to revolutionize stodgy building materials industry (pp. 20-21)
ACS News
San Francisco, March 21-25 (pp. 61-98)
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