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  Harold A. Holz - Hall of Fame Entry
Author: Plastics Academy Staff
Added: 03/30/2004
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Harold A. Holz - Hall of Fame Entry

 

Harold A. Holz

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Induction: 2000

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Harold Holz is a veteran of the plastics industry. He has been involved with plastics for over five decades. Harold started his career with Bakelite, which later became Union Carbide.

He was instrumental in convincing processors to develop some of the first applications for polyethylene now the worlds largest family of resins. He helped to develop housewares by Tupper and Loma, squeeze bottles by Plax and Imco, and films at Visking.

He also assisted Columbia Records with the first vinyl 33 1/3 LP. He contributed to the development of high-density polyethylene, and linear low-density polyethylene, and its conversion to granular form, which led to new markets for thin-gage blown polyethylene film.

Harold is a Past President of the Society of Plastics Engineers, as well as the Plastics Pioneers Association. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Plastics Center and Museum, and also the Plastics Academy.