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Consult the growing historical database about the companies that have manufactured, designed and marketed the primary material of plastics; designed and made the machines to manufacture plastics; and created and marketed millions of plastics products.


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Archer Daniels Midland Company

<p>In the early 1960s Archer Daniels Midland Company's ADM Chemicals&nbsp; produced 12 Admex vinyl plasticizer products, especially popular for vinyl flooring such as the Tessera Corlon line by Armstrong.&nbsp;</p> <p>See:</p> <p>Ad, <em>Modern Plastics</em>,

Architectural Plastic Co.

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Architectural Research Corp. (ARC)

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ARCO Polymers

<p>Maker of Dylel ABS resin.</p>

Argus Chemical Corp.

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Arlington Manufacturing Co.

<p><strong></strong>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

Armand G. Winfield Inc.

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Arrow Plastic Mfg. Co.

&lt;p&gt;This Elk Grove Village, Illinois company manufactures and distributes items in hydration, tabletop, kitchen, cleaning, garden, storage and juvenile specialty products.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;See:&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;Company

Arrow-Hart and Hegeman Electric Co.

<p>The Hartford, Connecticut manufacturer of electrical supplies was formed by the 1927 merger of the Arrow Electric Company and the Hart &amp; Hegeman Manufacturing Company. The Hart &amp; Hegeman Division made electrical parts including wall plates trade-mark

Art Infinitum Inc.

<p>Located at 422 East 92nd St., NY, NY 10028.&nbsp; Marketed the plastic Dax picture frame.</p>


<p>Located in Budapest, Hungary.</p> <p>Company catalogue available in <a href="">Irwin Casper Collection of Brush Product Literature</a>.</p>


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Ashland Inc.

&lt;p&gt;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 &amp;amp; Refining Company.&amp;nbsp; The company

Atlas Appliance Corp.

<p>Brooklyn, NY based company.</p>

Automatic Button Co.

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Avco Systems Lowell

&lt;p&gt;Avco was an early aviation company with financial interests in scores of ...&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;In 1947 AVCO name changed to Avco Manufacturing Corporation. 1959 Avco Manufacturing Corporation name changed to Avco Corporation.&amp;nbsp; 1984 Textron


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A. C. Gilbert Co.

&lt;p&gt;A.C. Gilbert was an American toy company founded in 1909 in &lt;span class=&quot;mw-redirect&quot;&gt;Westville, Connecticut&lt;/span&gt; by Alfred Carlton Gilbert.&amp;nbsp; The company first provided magic supplies, but is best known for introducing

A. L. Hyde Co.

&lt;p&gt;Arthur LaVerne Hyde opened A.L. Hyde Company in 1932.&amp;nbsp; Despite difficulties in the Great Depression, Hyde had the foresight to see the potential of plastics industry.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;A.L. Hyde Co. was one of the earliest custom molders