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Patent-oriented growth of a engineering plastic business

02-20-2011 12:20 BJT

Our money-making story today is about plastic. We're all familiar with plastic. It can be found everywhere in our lives, from shopping bags to cutlery to toys. But if I told you that some kinds of plastics are harder than steel, would you believe it?

This experiment shows a piece of steel on the left and plastic on the right. Striking them against each other with the same force, the solid steel is instantly dented with marks, and the plastic, which is generally believed to be more breakable, survives with nary a scratch. The maker of this special material is the main character of our story today. His name is Yang Guisheng, the first person to received a PHD in engineering plastic.

This special material is called engineering plastic. It’s as light as wood, corrosion-resistant as general plastic, and more durable than steel. Yang Guisheng has devoted himself to the research, development and manufacturing of engineering plastic for 30 years.

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