May 23, 2007

Centenary Celebrations of Plastic

Belgian-American chemist Leo Baekeland created his phenol-formaldehyde polymer resin, Bakelite, in 1907. Although scientists had long tinkered with plastic-like materials, such as vulcanized rubber, his was the first fully synthetic material ever made.

I swear..I didn't know this geeky stuff before...NDTV covers Britain's celebration of 100 years of Plastic.

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