6/14/18 – Plastic Containers

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Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

More food to take care of, so let’s go to the tape:

LearnedLeague precedent (LL77, MD7) – The plastic polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC), remarkable for its ability to adhere to itself and its low permeability, was beginning in 1953 best known by what brand name? The brand, which still exists today and is now owned by S. C. Johnson & Son, changed its formula in 2004 from PVDC to ordinary low-density polyethylene due to cost, processing, and environmental concerns.

I’m pleased that I came up with this. I knew it was going to be something I’ve heard of (especially thanks to the S. C. Johnson hint). For a while, I thought “duct tape”, which made some sense. But, I rethought “adhere to itself” would never be used to describe tape, so I eventually landed on Saran wrap. Somehow, this was a Food/Drink question instead of Science or Bus/Econ, and because of this, I am 2 for 2.

Well, with a Saran wrap question, let’s see if I can write five questions on plastic that contains. Enjoy!

1. Also a product of S. C. Johnson, the technology of what familiar brand was created by the company Flexigrip in 1951?

2. Name the man seen onetime DuPont employee seen here.

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Question 2

3. Milk jugs are made of high density polyethylene, or HDPE, which means that they’ll have what number inside of the triangle arrow recycling logo on them?

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Question 3

4. In the 1940s Rochester, chemist Emanuel Goldberg developed the first plastic pipette jars. What brand name (which is used in more commercial uses today) is inspired by the name of Emanuel’s wife, Natalie Levey Goldberg?

5. The letter ‘O’ shown here is part of the logo of what brand, founded in 1936?

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Question 5

ANSWERS BELOW:

1. Ziploc
2. Earl Tupper
3. 2
4. Nalgene
5. Solo

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