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Bellis, Mary "Cracker Jack" Inventors at About. Retrieved January 1, 2001 from the World Wide Web: http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blcrackerjacks.htm

The first man-made plastic was created by Alexander Parkes who first publically demonstrated it at the 1862 Great International Exhibition in London. The material called Parkesine was an organic material derived from cellulose that once heated could be molded and retained its shape when cooled.

Timeline of Plastics
1868 Cellulose Nitrate (Celluloid)
1900 Viscose Rayon
1909 Phenol-Formaldehyde (Bakelite)
1927 Cellulose Acetate

1933 Polyethylene
1936 Acrylic or Polymethyl Methacrylate
1938 Polystyrene
1939 Nylon
1941 Polyethylene Terephthalate
1942 Low Density Polyethylene
1942 Unsaturated Polyester
1957 Polypropylene
1964 Polyimide

1970 Thermoplastic Polyester
1978 Linear Low Density Polyethylene
1985 Liquid Crystal Polymers

Different Types of Plastics
Celluloid was derived from from cellulose and alcoholized camphor. John Wesley Hyatt invented celluloid as a substitute for the ivory in billiard balls in 1868. He first tried using collodion a natural substance, after spilling a bottle of it and discovering that the material dried into a tough and flexible film. However, the material was not strong enough to be used as a billiard ball, until the addition of camphor, a derivative of the laurel tree. The new celluloid could be molded with heat and pressure into a durable shape. Besides billard balls, celluloid became famous as the first flexible photographic film used for still photography and motion pictures.
Leo Hendrik Baekeland patented a "Method of Making Insoluble Products of Phenol and Formaldehyde." Setting out to make an insulator, he invented the first true plastic and transformed the world. It was used to manufacture telephone handsets or costume jewelry for example as well as engine parts and electronics.
Cellophane was invented by Jacques E. Brandenberger in 1908, a Swiss textile engineer who came upon the idea for a clear, protective, packaging film.
Marlex ® is the tradename for crystalline polypropylene and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastics invented by research chemists Paul Hogan and Robert Banks of Phillips Petroleum.
Nylon and Neoprene
A brillant and tragic mind, Carothers was the brains behind Dupont and the birth of synthetic fibers.
Plastic Garbage Bags
The green plastic garbage/trash bag was invented by Harry Wasyluk of Winnipeg, and by Larry Hanson at the Union Carbide plant in Lindsay, Ontario, in the 1950s.
Polystyrene is a strong plastic created from erethylene and benzine that can be injected, extruded or blow molded, making it a very useful and versatile manufacturing material.
Polyurethane is an organic polymer used in lycra.
Polyester or PET
This includes Dacron®, Mylar®, Melinex®, Teijin®, and Tetoron®.
Marlex® is the tradename for crystalline polypropylene.
The invention of plastics followed the vulcanisation of natural rubber by Charles Goodyear in the mid-1840s.
Saran Wrap (PVDC)
The origins of Saran Wrap ® film and Dow Chemical Company history.
A plastic that has attracted many youngsters over the years is plastic putty, better known as SILLY PUTTY®.
What we commonly call styrofoam, is actually the most recognizable form of foam polystyrene packaging.
Roy J. Plunkett, invented tetrafluoroethylene polymers or Teflon.
The birth of Velcro ®, yet another unique plastic product which has impacted nearly all of our lives occurred in 1957.
Vinyl (PVC)
Waldo L. Semon, invented a way to make polyvinyl chloride (PVC) useful - History of Vinyl.

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