Plastics game on Nobel Prize website

Basell sponsor of educational online plastics game on prestigious Nobel Prize website

The Polyolefins group Basell has launched an online game on the Nobel Prize website aimed at students from 14 and older. Called 'Heating Plastics', the game explains the science history behind plastics, including how they are made, and what happens when they are heated. The game then tests the students' knowledge by asking them to judge whether an item is a thermoplastic or a thermoset. Each correct answer is awarded a 'catalyst', which ultimately initiates the polymerisation reaction to form a plastic. This game should help inspire students to create innovative ideas in the plastics industry for generations to come.

Basell's connection to the prestigious Nobel Prize awards is well-established. In 1963 two of the company's scientists - Karl Ziegler and Giulio Natta - shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their revolutionary work in the development of polyethylene and polypropylene polymerisation.

The 'Heating Plastics' game can be accessed by clicking on this link: nobelprize.org/educational_games/chemistry/plastics
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