6 MAY 1972, Page 28

Plastic boxes

Sir: In your issue of April 15 your columnist Skinflint made a comment on the King Tutankhamun treasures exhibition — expressing his delight at "the beautiful glass boxes that have had to be made for their display." He's wrong. I'm afraid the credit must go to the world of plastics — for the material used is the well known product 'Perspex,' ICI's acrylic sheet. One up for our side,

as they say! Brian T. Garland

Public Relations Executive, Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd, Thames House North, Millbank, London SW1P 4QG