Café Sci Special: How do you make crude oil into plastic bags


19:00 – 20:30 |Waterstones, Union Bridge, AB11 6BG

FREE, no booking required – Friday 29 September


 

Cafe Sci Explorathon 2015 Picture by Michal Wachucik / Abermedia
Cafe Sci
Explorathon 2015
Picture by Michal Wachucik / Abermedia

Join Dr Alan McCue to discover who we make plastic bags. Black crude oil is extracted from the North Sea and a transformation occurs in a number of steps which each require the use of a magical catalyst.  The talk will focus on what these catalysts are and how they function in order to produce plastic bags.  After all this you may think 5p is reasonable for a plastic bag!