February 5, 2019

ONE WORD: PLASTICS”: One this day in 1909, Belgian-born Leo Baekeland announced the invention of Bakelite at a meeting of the New York Section of the American Chemical Society, thus beginning the Age of Plastics. Bakelite was the first plastic to retain its shape at high temperatures. It was used for telephones, auto parts, electrical appliances and lots of colorful jewelry.

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