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ⓘ Leo Baekeland. Leo Hendrik Baekeland was a Belgian chemist. He invented Velox photographic paper. He also made Bakelite, an inexpensive, nonflammable, versatile ..




Leo Baekeland
                                     

ⓘ Leo Baekeland

Leo Hendrik Baekeland was a Belgian chemist. He invented Velox photographic paper. He also made Bakelite, an inexpensive, nonflammable, versatile, and popular plastic, which marks the beginning of the modern plastics industry.

                                     
  • of phenol with formaldehyde. It was made in 1907 by Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland Bakelite was used for its electrically nonconductivity and heat - resistant
  • rayon, as a substitute for silk, but it was very flammable. In 1907 Leo Baekeland invented the first synthetic polymer, a thermosetting phenol - formaldehyde
  • Jean - Baptiste Bernadotte becomes King of Sweden. February 5, 1909 - Leo Baekeland announces the creation of Bakelite. February 6, 1788 - Massachusetts
  • Kingdom sign a treaty for the Panama Canal. 1909 - Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland announces the creation of bakelite, the world s first synthetic plastic