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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Karolith Corp.

The Long Island City, New York company was founded by Alexander S. Zimmerman, who brought back from a visit to Germany a process for making plastics from casein, a thermoset material derived from the protein of cow's milk. Consequently, he formed the Karo



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Kemlite Corp.

Alfred B.Menzer founded Kemlite Corp. in Joliet, IL. in 1954 with fellow chemist Don Morse and employee John Muren, and with the backing of a few private investors. The new comapny was soon producing corrugated and flat translucent fiberglass reinforced p


Kemper-Thomas Co.

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Kenro Co.

<p>This Fredonia, Florida company manufactured the Holiday line of melamine kitchenware in the 1950s.</p>


Kent of London

<p>Established in 1777 in London, England by William Kent.&nbsp; The company was operated by the Kent family until 1932, when Eric L.H. Cosby, owner of Cosby Brushes Ltd., joined the company.&nbsp; The company is still under the direction of the Cosby fam


Kenton Plastics

<p>Injection molding company based in Kenton, Ohio.&nbsp; Amongst is products was the 1950 toy K-Jet, a cross bow of cellulose acetate shaped like a jet plane that fired rubber-tipped arrows.</p> <p>See:</p> <p>"Variety - The Trend in Toys," <em>Modern Pl


Keuffel and Esser

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Kilgore Manufacturing Co.

<p>The Kilgore Manufacturing Co. was incorporated in 1917 for the purpose of producing toy cap pistols. Joseph D. Kilgore moved his business from Homestead, Pennsylvania to Westerville, Ohio in 1919 and opened operations locally with 30 employees. At firs


Kool Cigarettes

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Koppers Co.

<p><strong></strong>This global chemical and materials corporation is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is divided into two divisions: Carbon and Chemicals, and Railroad and Utility. The company specializes in manufacturing carbon chemicals from coal


Kratt Pitch Pipe Company

The Wm. Kratt Company was founded in 1925 by German-born Amercian inventor William Kratt, Sr. to manufacture music boxes and other sound machines for toys and other applications. The company was run by the Kratt family in Union, New Jersey until 2001 when


Krest Products Corp.

Leominster, Massachusetts specialty comb manufacturer founded in the 1958 by Pat and Esther DiMarzio. Pat DiMarzio had worked at Banner Mold as a tool-and-die maker. before he and his wife started their own mold shop in Fitchburg, Mass., called Model Mold


Kuhlman Plastics Co.

<p>Kansas City, Missouri conpany,</p>


Kurz Stamping Foils

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Kurz-Kasch, Inc.

<p>Dayton, Ohio custom molding company, founded in the 1920s. </p> <p>See:</p> <p>Advertisement, <em>Modern Plastics</em> (May 1950), 17</p>