LEO BAEKELAND (1863-1944)

1909 – USA

Photograph of LEO BAEKELAND ©

LEO BAEKELAND

‘Synthetic bakelite, the first plastic’

Bringing formaldehyde and phenol together under high temperature and pressure produced the world’s first thermosetting plastic.

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