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Canfield, R. W.

<p>R. W. Canfield was an American engineer who worked for the Plax Corporation.&nbsp; He developed the Plax BNR machice in 1950 to injection-blow mold wide mouth bottles, cold cream jars and similar products.</p> <p>DuBois, J. Harry. <em>Plastics History

 

Carothers, Wallace Hume

Wallace Hume Carothers pioneered linear thermoplastic polymers as director of the Fundamental Research Laboratory for the DuPont Company (1929-1937). His work resulted in the development of polyamides (nylons), linear polyesters, and polyethers. Few indiv

 

Chafetz, Samuel

<p>Samuel Chafetz was born in Worcester. Massachusetts. He served in the army in India during the Second World War. &nbsp; In 1952 he and his brother founded Marine Plastics in a garage in Leominster, Massachusetts.&nbsp; They moved to larger quarters in

 

Chapman, Frank F.

<p>Frank M. Chapman is a pioneer in the fluoropolymer industry and in the development of fluoropolymer technologies and applications for the aerospace, chemical, and pulp and paper industries.</p> <p>He was born and raised in a small town in Vermont and g

 

Chinners, Jr., James E.

<p>Chinners served as President of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in 1981.</p>

 

Chum, Dr. Pak-Wing Steve

<p>During a 26-year career with Dow Chemical Co., which culminated with being named Chief Scientist of Dow Performance Plastics &amp; Chemicals, Dr. Pak-Wing Steve Chum has become a world-recognized expert in the material science of semicrystalline polyme

 

Clark, C. Todd

<p>Clark served as President of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in 1950.</p>

 

Clark, Melville

<p>Melville Clark was an American musician and businessman.&nbsp; He is known as the inventor of the Clark Irish harp and owner of Clark Music Co., founded by his father, in Syracuse, New York.</p> <p>Clark invented Nylon strings for harps and then for ot

 

Clarke, George

<p>Clarke served as President of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in 1946.</p>

 

Cleveringa, Ronald J.

<p>Cleveringa served as President of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in 1972.</p>

 

Cleworth, C. William

<p>C. William Cleworth, founder of the Cleworth Publishing Company, was a pioneer in plastics communications, providing strong encouragement for plastics innovation and market development during World War II and afterward.</p> <p>Cleworth was an officer i

 

Colby, Sr., Paul N.

<p><strong></strong>Paul N.Colby is an American Engineer in the plastics industry for fifty years.</p> <p>Colby graduated from Princeton University as a mechanical engineer in 1950. During the Korean Was he spent two years as Assistant Navigator on an air

 

Condit, Carl

<p>Charles Condit dedicated his entire adult life to the plastics industry, playing a major organizational role in the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI). He was born in Lima, Ohio, in 1915, and received a degree in chemistry from Jackson Junior Colle

 

Conley, Fred O.

<p>Fred O. Conley was the founder of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). He conceived of and implemented this organization of individuals dedicated to the exchange and dissemination of technical information in the then-young plastics industry, and dr

 

Critchlow, Alfred

<p>Alfred Critchlow developed Florence compound, one of several new plastics invented in the mid-19th century. Critchlow was born in Nottingham, England and was in the horn button business in Birmingham, England. He met Josiah Hayden, who convinced him to

 

Cruse, William T.

<p>William T. Cruse was spokesman for the plastics industry for more than thirty years.&nbsp; As Executive Vice President of the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), he was in large measure responsible for the organization's&nbsp; growth and vitality.&

 

Czuba, Len

<p>Czuba served as President of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in 2005.</p>