720 XTF Search Results (brand=plastics;collection=plastics;entityType=corporateBody;letterFilter=AA);collection%3Dplastics;entityType%3DcorporateBody;letterFilter%3DAA Results for your query: brand=plastics;collection=plastics;entityType=corporateBody;letterFilter=AA Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Abbeyhorn. <p>Abbeyhorn is one of the oldest and most successful English horn works.  It has manufactured animal horn products since it was founded by the Humpherson Family of Bewdley, in 1749.  The family maintained ownership for 171 years. </p> <p>In 1912, Humpherson horn works moved to Gloucester, and around 1920 the works were sold to Mr. Grove, a relative of the Grove family of Halesowen, a center of the horn button industry.  In 1923, Grove sold to Percy Leresche who renamed the company "The Abbey Horn Works" after Llanthony Abbey.  In 1932, Leresche moved the works to Kendal, Cumbria, and merged the firm with the horn comb works owned by James Troughton and Sons, making Jim Troughton a partner.</p> <p>In 1955, Abbey Horn Works was sold to Mr. and Mrs. John Barnes, but Percy Leresche continued to work with John Barnes until his death a few years later. The export market expanded and the company name was changed to "Abbey Horn... Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Abtec Chemical. Producer of Abson ABS resin. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Accurate Molding Co.. <p>Long Island City, NY, custom molding company founded by Leo Adenbaum in 1928.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 1928 12:00:00 GMT Ace Fastener and Manufacturing, Inc.. <p>The Camden, New Jersey company is one of the oldest full line fastener dealers in operation.  Among its many recognizable products is the Ace Liner stapler, also known as "The Executive's Stapler", produced continuously for more than 40 years.</p> <p>See:</p> <p><a href="">Ace Fastener Corp. company website</a></p> Tue, 01 Jan 1952 12:00:00 GMT ACME. Information on this company is not currently available. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Acme General Corp.. Information on this company is not currently available. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Acro-Matic Corp.. <p>Acro-matic Corp. is a Leominster, Massachusetts full serivce custom injection molding company. The company specializes in insert molding, medical molding and structural foam molding.  Products include automotive parts, medical equipment, and kitchen gadgets.  Acro-matic provides a wide range of production solutions, such as welding, painting, assembling, packaging, and shielding.</p> Mon, 01 Jan 1973 12:00:00 GMT AIREZE. English company. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Aladdin Industries, Inc.;. Aladdin Industries evolved from the Western Lighting Company, founded in 1907 in Chicago by Victor S. Johnson, Sr. and incorporated in 1908 as the Mantle Lamp Company.  In 1914 The Mantle Lamp Company created a wholly owned subsidiary named Aladdin industries to develop and sell thermos bottles and other temperature conserving items.  In 1949 the two companies merged taking the subsidiary company name, Aladdin Industries, and moved to Nashville, Tennessee at which time the company began to develop the production of metal lunchboxes, and was the maker of the first character lunchbox, using images of Hopalong Cassidy in 1950.  In the 1980s and 1990s the company developed foam insulated mugs and other beverage containers.  Today Aladdin is a vendor of lunchboxes, kerosene lamps, stoves and thermal food storage containers.   The company makes recycled and recyclable plastic mugs and food containers under the name eCycle. Since 2002 Aladdin is a brand of privately-held Pacific Market ... Thu, 01 Jan 1914 12:00:00 GMT Aladdinite Co., Inc.. <p>This Newark, New Jersey, company was the first American manufacturer of casein plastics, which were introduced to the United States around 1919, mostly for use in buttons and dress ornaments, but also, according to an advertisement "in radio, for novelties, fountain pens, pencils, cigarette holders, beads and combs." <em>Plastics</em> (Feb. 1930, 66)</p> <p>The same ad touted the Aladdinite product as a "strong, druable, workable materials that is inexpensive, non-inflammable and sanitary.  It machines easily because it is made form the finest quality of improted casein."</p> <p>Casein plastic was made using the enzyme rennet, which precipitated casein out of skim milk. The casein was washed, filtered, dried and ground and then mixed with plasticizers. The resulting compound was then pressed into cakes or extruded into profile shapes which could then be fashioned into specialized products by machine, which in America were then sold unde... Wed, 01 Jan 1919 12:00:00 GMT Albany Billiard Ball Co.. <p>Founded as the Hyatt Billiard Ball Company, the Albany Billiard Ball Company was one of the first productive plastics companies in the world. The small company was first housed in the home of Peter Kinnear in Albany, New York, a friend of celluloid inventor John Wesley Hyatt, for whom the company was originally named. Hyatt had begun to experiment with combinations of material for a new type of billiard ball when in 1863 Phelan and Collender,  the leading billiards manufacturer, offered a $10,000 reward for a replacement material for ivory in billiard balls.  Hyatt succeeded in creating the new mateiral he would dub "celluloid," and also to created billiard balls using a mix of materials.  There is no eveidence, hwoever, that he ever claimed the prize.  In 1875, the Albany Billiard Ball Company was organized, succeeding Hyatt's original manufacturing company.</p> <p>According to local Albany historian Carl Johnson,  by 1871, Hyatt had... Mon, 01 Jan 1866 12:00:00 GMT Albany Dental Plate Co.. Founded by John Wesley Hyatt and Isaiah Hyatt for the manufacture of celluloid dental plates, the firm soon produced knife handles, piano keys, and various other items resembling ivory. The Hyatts also supplied celluloid tubes, sheets, rods, and blocks to other manufacturers. In 1872 the firm moved to Newark, New Jersey, and was renamed the Celluloid Manufacturing Company (or Celluloid Company) and shifted to making unprocessed celluloid, which other manufacturers purchased to transform into products. See: Raymond B. Seymour and George B. Kauffman, "The Rise and Fall of Celluloid," Journal of Chemical Education 69, no. 4 (April 1992), pp. 311-314 See: John Wesley Hyatt Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Sat, 01 Jan 1870 12:00:00 GMT Alfco NY. Artistic Latex Form Company, now out of business.  They manufactured resin-based decorations such as nativity sets, ship figureheads, and Indian statues. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT All-American Brush Mfg. Corp.. Information on this company is not currently available. Company catalogue available in Irwin Casper Collection of Brush Product Literature. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Allied Chemical Corp.. Allied Chemical produced several lines of dinnerware including 'artisan,' 'Meladur,' 'Sun Valley,' and 'Galaxy.' In the 1970s Allied produced Epiall epoxy, Capron nylon, Phenall phenolic, and Paxon polyethylene. See: Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. Facts and Figures of the Plastics Industry, 1979 edition (New York, 1979). Wahlberg, Holly. Everyday Elegance: 1950s Plastic Design (Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltg., 1999), 97. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT ALPSCO. Information on this company is not currently available. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT American Acrylic Corp.. The American Acrylic Corporation was founded to manufacture attractive reinforced acrylic sheets for lighting and decorative applications. Today, the company continues to manufacture reinforced flat plastic sheets in a compression-molding process where liquid resins and reinforcements are combined and molded into reinforced flat sheets at elevated temperature and pressure. Some of the company's original technology resulted from research and development at the DuPont Company in Wilmington, Delaware. The offices and manufacturing operation were located in East Farmingdale, New York until 1980. The company then moved to larger quarters in West Babylon, New York, and nearly doubled its production capacity. Capacity to manufacture sheets five feet wide was added in 1985. According to the company website, American Acrylic Corporation today manufactures four distinct product lines: LUMAsite® Sheets and Diffusers - Reinforced acrylic sheets and diffusers marketed under the LUMAsite™ trade name for construct... Wed, 01 Jan 1964 12:00:00 GMT American Art Works, Inc.. <p>Coschochton, Ohio company.  Active as printer in celluloid in the 1920s.</p> Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT American Cyanamid Co.. <p>American Cyanamid Co. was incorporated in 1907.  In 1916 it purchased the entire stock of the Ammo-Phosphate Corp. in Warners, New Jersey.  By the 1940s it had grown to have six subsidiaries and one affiliate company.  American Cyanamid made chemicals for minig, agricultural, and industrial purposes include many source materials for plastics and plastics process including alkyd resins, Casein, melamines, phenolic resins and urea. </p> <p>Tradename plastics included Akco, Aero Brand Ester Gum, Beetle, Ketonone, Melmac, Phenac, Rezyl and Teglac,</p> <p>In the 1970s American Cyanamid was producer of Cymel and Melmac Melamine, and Cypor and Trak-less unsaturated polyester,</p> <p> </p> <p>See:</p> <p>Simonds, Herbert R. and Ellis, Carelton. <em>Handbook of Plastics</em> (New York: D. Van Nostrand Co., 1943), 10. </p> <p>Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. <em>Facts and... Tue, 01 Jan 1907 12:00:00 GMT American Hoechst. In 1979, SPI listed American hoechst as producer of Beckipex EP epoxy, Resamin melamine, Fosta nylon, Alftalat and Alpolit unsaturated polyester and Alkyds, Hostalen polyethylene, Alprodur and Hostalen polypropylene, Fostafoam, Fostalite, Fosterene and Fosta Tuf-Flex polystyrene and Rasamin urea. See: Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. Facts and Figures of the Plastics Industry, 1979 edition (New York, 1979). Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT American Hospital Supply Company. The American Hospital Supply Company, based in Evanston, Illinois,  was one of the leaders in the development of one-use disposable plastic objects in the early 1960s.  In 1962 the comapny created injection molded polystyrene razors, thumb forceps and suture cutters.  See: "Throw-aways for hospitals," Modern Plastics (July 1962), 109. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT American Insulator Co.. The American Insulator Company was established by Emile Hemming, Sr., who while in France developed the art of cold molding, producing the first record disc there in 1900. He came to America in 1908 and pioneered the use of cold-molded plastics in electrical insulation where they were popular because of their resistance to heat. Sat, 01 Jan 1916 12:00:00 GMT American Optical Co.. The Instrument Division in Buffalo, NY developed the Spencer Hb-Meter to give physicians a method of making hemoglobin determinations in less than three minutes.   Compression molded Lucite acrylic was used for the two halves of the meter case, the light button, the plug receptacle shell, the female plug on the cord, and the two halves of the accessery case. Rag-filled Melmac was used for the transformer case. Vinyl film was used for the carrying case.  All the molded parts were made at the American Optical plant in Southbridge, Mass. See: "Measuring Hb," Modern Plastics (May 1950), 62. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT American Plastics Corp.. <p>American Plastics Corp. produced Ameroid and Karolith casein.</p> <p>In the 1950s American Plastics Corp. produced the Spaulding line of melamine dishes.</p> Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT American Playground. <p>Information on this company is not currently available.</p> Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT American Polymers. Information on this company is not currently available. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT American Safety Razor Co.. Information on this company is not currently available. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT American Stationery Co.. <p>The  American Stationery company based in Peru, Illinois, has been a leading provider of personalized stationery and related products direct to the consumer.  American Stationery is a manufacturer, not a re-seller, with a brick and mortar facility in Peru, Indiana.</p> <p>In the 1920s American Stationery sold fine paper and other writings supplies packaged in elegant boxes made of phenolic thermoset plastics</p> <p>See:</p> <p><a href="">American Stationary Company website</a></p> Wed, 01 Jan 1919 12:00:00 GMT American Thermos Products Co.. Invented in 1892 by Sir James Dewar, the "vacuum flask" was not manufactured for commercial use until 1904, when two German glass blowers formed Thermos GmbH, which in 1907 sold the Thermos trademark rights to three independent companies: The American Thermos Bottle Company of Brooklyn, NY; Thermos Limited of Tottenham, England; Canadian Thermos Bottle Co. Ltd. of Montreal, Canada. The American Thermos Bottle Company moved in 1910 from Brooklyn, NY to Manhattan to triple output and then moved again in 1912 to Norwich, CT, again to increase output. In 1925 Thermos merged with a small competitor, the Icy-Hot Bottle Company of Cincinnati, Ohio. While most of the development and improvement of Thermos bottles focused on products made of glass and metal, as early as the mid-1920s Thermos, Ltd. in England produced a thermos with a multi-faceted molded Bakelite form. The company more and more utilized a variety of phenolic plastic parts for thermos containers and accessories. In 1935 celebrated industrial designer H... Tue, 01 Jan 1907 12:00:00 GMT American Zylonite Company. <p>The American Zylonite Company was founded in 1881 in the agricultural village of Howland, the northernmost village of Adams, Massachusetts, to manufacture cellulose nitrate plastic products under license from Daniel Spill's British Xylonite Company.  This became possible when an 1875 patent case concerning the formulation of pyroxylin plastic brought by Daniel Spill of England against John Wesley Hyatt was settled in Spill's favor by Judge C. J. Blatchford in 1880. Spill then sold his patents to Leroy L. Brown who established American Zylonite.  Brown was the owner of paper mills in Adams. Unlike the celluloid Manufacturing Company, which  used cellulose from wood pulp, American Zylonite used cellulose from cotton fiber, extracted from cloth paper acquired from the LL Brown paper mills. </p> <p>The Zylonite operation was managed by German-born chemist Dr. Emil Kipper with George M. Mowbray as technical director. Mowbray was one of the world's leading&am... Sat, 01 Jan 1881 12:00:00 GMT Amoco Chemical. Produced Avi-sun, Olane, Olefil, oleflo, Oleflow, Oleform, Olemer, oletremp and Olex polypropylene. See: Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. Facts and Figures of the Plastics Industry, 1979 edition (New York, 1979), 139. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Amos-Thompson Corp.. Amos-Thompson Corp. Like many early plastics companies, the Amos-Thompson Corporation began as something else and gradually moved into the plastics field as demand for plastics materials and manufacturing technology improved. Amos-Thompson had its origins as the Amos Lumber Co. founded by Roy and Jack Amos and Henry Wertz in Edinburgh, Indiana that in the 1920s expanded to specialize in the production of veneers. Amos Lumber Co. operated from 1912 to 1914. In 1915 Jack and Roy Amos, Dr. R.C. Mayhall and Walter O'Neal formed the A.M. & O. Handle Co. to make handles. This was added to the earlier sawmill business. In 1916 the Amos' bought out their partners and renamed the company Amos Lumber Co. During the World War I the Amos Company furnished walnut gun stocks and walnut lumber for airplane propeller blades to the United States Government. The company built a veneer plant in 1925 and expanded this line of business to serve the furniture industry through the purchase of the W.T. Thompson Veneer Co. of nea... Tue, 01 Jan 1929 12:00:00 GMT Amphenol Product, American Phenol Formaldehyde (PF) Corp.. Information on this company is not currently available. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT AMPRO. Information on this company is not currently available. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Anchor Precision Products, Inc.. Information on this company is not currently available. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Andersen Corporation. Information on this company is not currently available. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Angelo Brothers Co.. Information on this company is not currently available. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Applied Plastics Division, Keystone Brass Works. This Erie, Pennsylvania company manufactured the 'Restraware' and 'Suburban' melamine kitchenware lines. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Apsco. Information on this company is not currently available. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Arch-Amerita. Information on this company is not currently available. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Archer Daniels Midland Company. In the early 1960s Archer Daniels Midland Company's ADM Chemicals  produced 12 Admex vinyl plasticizer products, especially popular for vinyl flooring such as the Tessera Corlon line by Armstrong.  See: Ad, Modern Plastics, (April 1962), 137. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Architectural Plastic Co.. Information on this company is not currently available. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Architectural Research Corp. (ARC). Information on this company is not currently available. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT ARCO Polymers. Maker of Dylel ABS resin. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Argus Chemical Corp.. Information on this company is not currently available. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Arlington Manufacturing Co.. In 1885 the Cellonite Company relocated from Newark, New Jersey, to a small factory in Arlington, New Jersey, where chemist Joseph France manufactured a high quality of pyroxylin plastic, which the company named Cellonite. The company reorganized for the production of the pyroxylin plastic, now renamed Pyralin, and the firm was also renamed the Arlington Manufacturing Company. The facility was destroyed by a devastating explosion and fire in 1887, illustrating the dangers in manufacturing the highly flammable cellulose nitrate plastics. By 1888, however, a new plant was built. In 1893 the company merged with the Arlington Collar and Cuff Company to become the Arlington Company of New Jersey. See: Keith Lauer and Julie Robinson. Celluloid Collectors Reference and Value Guide (Collector Books, 1999), 265-66. Mon, 01 Jan 1883 12:00:00 GMT Armand G. Winfield Inc.. Information on this company is not currently available. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Arrow Plastic Mfg. Co.. <p>This Elk Grove Village, Illinois company manufactures and distributes items in hydration, tabletop, kitchen, cleaning, garden, storage and juvenile specialty products.</p> <p>See:</p> <p><a href="">Company website</a></p> Sun, 01 Jan 1961 12:00:00 GMT Arrow-Hart and Hegeman Electric Co.. The Hartford, Connecticut manufacturer of electrical supplies was formed by the 1927 merger of the Arrow Electric Company and the Hart & Hegeman Manufacturing Company. The Hart & Hegeman Division made electrical parts including wall plates trade-mark name Uniline. These were made of brown Bakelite and cream-tinted Ivorylite. The current company Arrow-Hart, is a division of Cooper Industries Sat, 01 Jan 1927 12:00:00 GMT Art Infinitum Inc.. Located at 422 East 92nd St., NY, NY 10028.  Marketed the plastic Dax picture frame. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Art Steel Sale Corp.. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Artex. Located in Budapest, Hungary. Company catalogue available in Irwin Casper Collection of Brush Product Literature. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Arvin. Information on this company is not currently available. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Ashland Inc.. <p>The Ashland Refining Company was founded in Ashland, Ky., in 1924 as the refining arm of the Swiss Oil Company, of Lexington, Ky. In 1936 Ashland Refining merged with Swiss Oil to form Ashland Oil & Refining Company.  The company changed its names to Ashland Inc. in 1995 to reflect its increasing diversification.</p> <p>Refining was the foundation of the company's development into other fields, including petrochemicals and plastics, until the sale of its oil and refining business to partner Marathon Oil in 2005.</p> <p>Ashland’s petrochemical business grew significantly throughout the 1950s and early 1960s. In 1967 following the purchase of ADM Chemical Group, Ashland Chemical was formed as an independent company division. In the 1970s Ashland chemical produced Adimo and Catadec melamine; Castastock, Catacol, Catacore, Catacote, Catafilm, Cataform, and Catalac phenolic; and Catabox urea. </p> <p>Today, Ashland Inc. is an internat... Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Atlas Appliance Corp.. Brooklyn, NY based company. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Automatic Button Co.. Information on this company is not currently available. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT Avco Systems Lowell. <p>Avco was an early aviation company with financial interests in scores of ...</p> <p>In 1947 AVCO name changed to Avco Manufacturing Corporation. 1959 Avco Manufacturing Corporation name changed to Avco Corporation.  1984 Textron acquired Avco Corporation, and renamed it Avco Systems Textron and in 1985 Avco Systems Textron became Textron Defense Systems.  In 1995 Textron Systems Corporation is created, consisting of what is now Textron Defense Systems, Textron Marine & Land Systems, and Lycoming.</p> <p>In the late 60s and 70s Avco Systems' Lowell, MA facility was manufacturing specialty materials such as boron and silicon carbide fibers and metal matrix composites (MMCs) for its own internal use. Most of these materials had been developed through government funding, including the Apollo program to land a man on the moon.</p> Tue, 01 Jan 1929 12:00:00 GMT Avon. Information on this company is not currently available. Thu, 01 Jan 1970 12:00:00 GMT A. C. Gilbert Co.. <p>A.C. Gilbert was an American toy company founded in 1909 in <span class="mw-redirect">Westville, Connecticut</span> by Alfred Carlton Gilbert.  The company first provided magic supplies, but is best known for introducing the erector set which Gilbert invented in 1911.</p> <p>From the 1930s on Gilbert made microscopes (1935), and in 1938, Gilbert purchased American Flyer, a manufacturer of <span class="mw-redirect">toy trains</span>. Gilbert re-designed the entire product line, which was successful for decades, competing with Lionel and Marx.</p> <p>From the early 1930s to the late 1950s A. C. Gilbert Company was the largest employer in New Haven with more than 5000 workers in 3 shifts at its Sound Street Manufacturing facility.</p> <p>In the late 1930s the company expanded to produce home house products and small appliances including, mixers, milk shake machines, toasters, stoves and ovens, and washers. During th... Fri, 01 Jan 1909 12:00:00 GMT A. L. Hyde Co.. <p>Arthur LaVerne Hyde opened A.L. Hyde Company in 1932.  Despite difficulties in the Great Depression, Hyde had the foresight to see the potential of plastics industry.</p> <p>A.L. Hyde Co. was one of the earliest custom molders of small plastic products; its first products of Bakelite and cellulose consisted of small items such as compacts and powderpuff boxes.   In 1936, it was one of the first companies in the nation to begin injection molding. From a simple tabletop hand press, Hyde’s injection molding capacity grew steadily. From the early acetate, nitrate, and acrylic resins available in the late thirties, Hyde’s range of materials expanded vastly to the more modern (at the time) materials of Delrin, Zytel, Lexan polycarbonate, Plexiglas, Implex, and Tenite resins.</p> <p>A.L. Hyde Company is no longer held by the Hyde family.</p> Fri, 01 Jan 1932 12:00:00 GMT A. P. Critchlow and Co.. <p>From Paul C. Berg, "History of the Miniature Case":</p> <blockquote> <p>The A.P. Critchlow Co. was founded in 1853. Critchlow sold his interest in the firm in 1857 to David G. Littlefield and within one year (1858) the firm name was changed to Littlefield, Parsons & Co. This new company produced more new thermoplastic case designs than any other; greater than 390 are currently recorded. <br /> <br />In May 1866, Littlefield, Parsons & Co. became the Florence Manufacturing Co. By this time the daguerreotype and ambrotype had fallen out of demand and were rapidly being replaced by the tintype and carte de visite. The need for thermoplastic cases was rapidly dwindling.</p> </blockquote> <p>See:</p> <p>Berg, Paul. C. "History of the Miniature Case,"on-line at <a href="">Luminous Lint for Connoisseurs of Fine Photo... Sat, 01 Jan 1853 12:00:00 GMT