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Philips electric kettle, c 1985.

Lepine, John

Philips electric kettle, c 1985.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 27cm x 32cm


This kettle is made from polypropylene (polypropene), a thermoplastic polymer of propylene. Polypropylene is widely used for making domestic containers and appliances because it is relatively cheap and easy to produce, and is robust enough to withstand hot water, detergents, and rough treatment.

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