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  Leo H. Baekeland - Hall of Fame Entry
Author: Plastics Academy Staff
Added: 03/28/2004
Type: Summary
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Leo H. Baekeland - Hall of Fame Entry

 

Leo H. Baekeland

Birthdate:
1863 

Deceased:
1944 

Induction:
N/A 

Industry Areas:
Sales Material Management


Developed the technology of the first commercial synthetic resin and the first thermosetting plastic, the phenol-formaldehyde plastic 'Bakelite' (1909), and founded the Bakelite Co. (1910).