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American Hospital Supply Company

<p>The American Hospital Supply Company, based in Evanston, Illinois,&nbsp; was one of the leaders in the development of one-use disposable plastic objects in the early 1960s.&nbsp; In 1962 the comapny created injection molded polystyrene
 

American Insulator Co.

<p>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
 

American Optical Co.

<p>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.&nbsp;&nbsp; Compression molded Lucite acrylic was used for the two halves
 

American Plastics Corp.

&lt;p&gt;American Plastics Corp. produced Ameroid and Karolith casein.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;In the 1950s American Plastics Corp. produced the Spaulding line of melamine dishes.&lt;/p&gt;
 

American Playground

&lt;p&gt;Information on this company is not currently available.&lt;/p&gt;
 

American Polymers

<p>Information on this company is not currently available.</p>
 

American Safety Razor Co.

<p>Information on this company is not currently available.</p>
 

American Stationery Co.

&lt;p&gt;The&amp;nbsp; American Stationery company based in Peru, Illinois, has been a leading provider of personalized stationery and related products direct to the consumer.&amp;nbsp; American Stationery is a manufacturer, not a re-seller,
 

American Thermos Products Co.

<p>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:
 

American Zylonite Company

&lt;p&gt;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
 

Amoco Chemical

<p>Produced Avi-sun, Olane, Olefil, oleflo, Oleflow, Oleform, Olemer, oletremp and Olex polypropylene.</p> <p>See:</p> <p>Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. <em>Facts and Figures of the Plastics Industry</em>, 1979 edition (New York,
 

Amos-Thompson Corp.

<p>Amos-Thompson Corp.</p> <p>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.
 

Amphenol Product, American Phenol Formaldehyde (PF) Corp.

<p>Information on this company is not currently available.</p>
 

AMPRO

<p>Information on this company is not currently available.</p>
 

Anchor Precision Products, Inc.

<p>Information on this company is not currently available.</p>
 

Andersen Corporation

<p>Information on this company is not currently available.</p>
 

Angelo Brothers Co.

<p>Information on this company is not currently available.</p>
 

Applied Plastics Division, Keystone Brass Works

<p>This Erie, Pennsylvania company manufactured the 'Restraware' and 'Suburban' melamine kitchenware lines.</p>
 

Apsco

<p>Information on this company is not currently available.</p>
 

Arch-Amerita

<p>Information on this company is not currently available.</p>