Friday, November 20, 2009

Perspex & Plexiglas

Perspex & Plexiglas: These are two of the most popular trade names for a transparent plastic (PMMA). Evidently, Evonik Industries lost trademark protection for plexiglas in the Americans, but it retains trademark protection for Plexiglas in the rest of the world. Perspex is a trademark of Lucite Industries.
Which is why I was going to embalm the whole thing [The Bone People] in perspex (sic) when the first three publishers turned it down on the grounds, among others, that it was too large, too unwieldy, too different when compared with the normal shape of a novel.
A Book for Today: The Bone People by Keri Hulme

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