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Aylsworth, Jonas

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1868  -  1916

An independent inventor and entrepreneur who also worked with Thomas Edison, Jonas Aylsworth pioneered the development of phenolic plastics following Leo Baekeland's first patent on them in 1909. He is credited with developing the first interpenetrating polymer network. Edison records used this material to manufacture all of its phonograph disks.

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