exhibits work of plastics pioneer Armand G. Winfield
Plastics: The Art and Science of Armand G. Winfield
is on display at the Center for Southwest Research (CSWR) at
Zimmerman Library Jan. 24 to May 17. An opening reception is
set for Friday, Jan. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m.
and reception are free and open to the public.
pioneer, researcher and developer in the field of plastics,
is the first scientist to have his work archived at CSWR.
career spans six decades and focuses on research and development
aspects of the plastics industry. He is privy to new materials
and processes long before they reach consumers and has been
retained around the world as a plastics consultant.
will feature examples of Winfields jewelry acrylics
embedments of miniature works of art produced at Winfield
Fine Art in Jewelry, New York City, in the 1940s. Also on display
are samples of Crystopal, a 1962 colored material with a crystal-like
pattern used for architectural features such as windows and
doorknobs; a cultured marble table and two reproductions of
art-deco style lamps, and professional racecar built at UNM
said the exhibit encompasses much of his developmental work
from 1940 to present and includes work in plastics in medical
applications, building, consumer projects, atomic energy, stage
sets and more. At UNM, he serves as director of the Training
and Research Institute for Plastics (TRIP).
is sponsored in part by the UNM School of Engineering and Engineering
Societys Presidents Council.