Kunststoff Museum, Germany's plastics museum in Dusseldorf, is launching a show about pioneers in plastics materials, with a display at the north entrance to Messe Dusseldorf during K 2004.
The show is called ``Die Kunststoff-Macher,'' or ``The Plastic Makers - Milestones of Unprecedented Inventions.'' It will be set up at EN/07 and EN/08 during the show, Oct. 20-27.
The Kunststoff Museum will spotlight 10 key people, including Leo H. Baekeland, who invented Bakelite in 1907, and Hermann Staudinger, whose theory of macromolecules ushered in the development of many plastic materials. Staudinger won the Nobel prize in chemistry in 1953.
Edgar Schwickert, president of Friends of the Kunststoff Museum, promises the exhibit will not be a ``boring chemistry lesson.''
``The exhibition entertainingly informs about masterminds, inventors and scientists,'' Schwickert said. ``It also shows the products, from the old-design lamp right up to the modern mobile phone.''