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    Products ranging from swimming pools to swim suits, garden tools to household goods, are among the 12,000 exhibits on show at the International Plastics Exhibition, Olympia, London, - Largest ever held in Britain and filmed by Visnews on opening day June 17.

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    Products ranging from swimming pools to swim suits, garden tools to household goods, are among the 12,000 exhibits on show at the International Plastics Exhibition, Olympia, London, - Largest ever held in Britain and filmed by Visnews on opening day June 17.

    Main item of interest was a glass fibre reinforced plastic swimming pool designed for schools. this pool 40 feet long, 16 ft wide by four feet deep, can be erected indoors or out in a weekend by unskilled labour with a minimum of site preparation, It is surrounded by a parapet 18 inches high for safety. Hygiene methods include adequate chlorination, surface cleansing and water changing - about; every ten to fourteen days.

    Travelling bags, table cloths, swim wear, rain wear, slimming aids, and chess men - all in plastic are a few of the many exhibits on show until June 27.

    Some 300 companies a third from overseas - are showing their finished products and a wide variety of raw materials and processing compounds. Many new types of plastics developed within the last 12 months occupy part of the stands. In all the exhibition occupies a four-mile frontage.

    Paymaster General, Mr. Reginald Maudling, opening the exhibition, referred to the development of plastics as one of the most remarkable stories of modern industry. The exhibition, he added, demonstrated clearly not only the wide range of products now available out also the enterprise and virility of the industry.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACJROJ4NLR1VNS5C6X506B9L56
    Media URN:
    VLVACJROJ4NLR1VNS5C6X506B9L56
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
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    N/A

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