May 14, 2012 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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May 14, 2012 Issue

Volume 90, Issue 20
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Ingredient makers ramp up research in encapsulation and delivery systems
By Marc S. Reisch
(pp. 13-18)
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