Frederick Walton invented linoleum in Britain in 1860. Walton coated flax cloth with a combination of gum, cork dust, resin and linseed oil in search of a cheap floor covering. An amalgamation of the Latin Linum (‘flax’) and oleum (‘oil’) formed the word linoleum.
Nylon, also known as polyamide, is commonly used in textiles, carpets, brushes, and a range of moulded items ranging from curtain tracks to engineering parts.
ABS (acrylontrile‐butadiene‐styrene) was one of a slew of modern plastics that appeared in the aftermath of World War II. ABS sheets may be injection moulded, blow moulded, thermoformed, or vacuum-formed to create solid content.