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Bullet-Resistant Vests ( 1:03)
Discover the miracle plastic behind a bullet-resistant vest.


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Velcro ( :55)
Invented in 1957, Velcro revolutionized the world of fasteners. Velcro fasteners are made from plastic. Watch this clip to
find out how Velcro works.

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Gortex (1:05)
Gortex is a special plastic designed to keep you warm and dry in bad weather. Watch this clip to find out how this
“smart” plastic does its job.

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