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Featherstone, Donald

Donald Featherstone is best known as the artist who designed the iconic pink flamingo lawn ornament produced by Union Products of Leominster, Massachusetts beginning in 1957. Featherstone grew up in Berlin, Massachusetts and graduated from the Worcester A

 

Feger, Claudius

<p>Feger served as President of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in 2002.</p>

 

Felbeck, George T.

<p>George T. Felbeck received the Hyatt award in 1948 for his engineering developments for large scale manufacture of polyehtylene.</p>

 

Flaris, Vicki

<p>Flaris served as President of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in2007.</p>

 

Flory, Dr. Paul J.

<p>Paul J. Flory was the winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1974. He contributed outstanding research on the composition and properties of substances composed of giant molecules: plastics, rubbers, and fibers. His research in polymeric materials ha

 

Fong, Gim P.

<p>Fong served as President of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in 1968.</p>

 

Forger, Robert D.

<p>As Executive Director of SPE he was a key force in the growth of the society as an important worldwide professional association.</p> <p>As the longtime head of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), Robert Forger played a central role in helping SPE

 

Formo, Jerome M.

<p>Formo served as President of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in 1956.</p>

 

Foster, Joseph C.

Joseph Foster developed the Foster Grant Co. as a major manufacturer of plastics resins and products. See: &quot;The Man Who 'Fostered' the Industry: Statement by Joseph C. Foster, President, Foster Grant Co., Inc.,&quot; Industry , Vol 33:10 (July 1968),

 

Fowler, Norman E.

<p>Fowler served as President of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in 1997.</p>

 

Fox, Dr. Daniel Wayne

<p>Daniel Wayne Fox was a polymer chemist known as the "father of Lexan," a leading product of GE Plastics (a division of General Electric) where Fox worked until his retirement in 1988. He also contributed to the development of GE's Noryl in the 1960s.</

 

Frederick, Dr. Donald S.

<p>Donald Frederick received the Hyatt award in 1941 in recognition of his role in the adaption of large sections of methyl methacrylate to the manufacture of military aircraft.</p>

 

Friedman, Morris

<p>Morris Friedman was an American designer who did much to popularize the polyethylene squeeze bottle.&nbsp; In the late 1940s he designed a catsup dispenser in the form of a red tomato with a green closure.&nbsp; This was the first squeeze bottle used f

 

Frietag, Dieter

<p>Dieter Freitag is an German chemical and materials engineer whose research and development efforts in polycarbonate materials resulted in more than 430 patents (179 are granted in the United States).</p> <p>In 33 years at Bayer AG, he rose to the posit

 

Fuller, Jack G.

<p>Fuller served as President of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in 1963.</p>

 

Furholmen, Erik

<p style="margin-left: 25pt;">Erik Furholmen (1896-1963) was a Norwegian-American engineer, teacher and entrepreneur.</p> <p style="margin-left: 25pt;">Born in Oslo, Norway, Erik Furholmen emigrated in 1905 with the rest of his family to the United States