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Current Issue: January 21, 2003
Volume 38, Number 12

CSWR exhibits work of plastics pioneer Armand G. Winfield

The exhibit “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.

The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Winfield, pioneer, researcher and developer in the field of plastics, is the first scientist to have his work archived at CSWR.

Winfield’s 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.

The exhibit will feature examples of Winfield’s 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 in 1996-97.

Winfield 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).

The exhibit is sponsored in part by the UNM School of Engineering and Engineering Society’s President’s Council.