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Palmer, Spencer E.

<p>Spencer E. Palmer was instrumental in the expansion of the U.S. injection molding field through his development at Tennessee Eastman of an injection molding machine that was later built and marketed by HPM and Reed Prentice. This allowed the expansion


Parkes, Alexander

Englishman Alexander Parkes (1813-1890) is one of the fathers of modern plastics. Her created the first manmade plastic material, Parkesine, in 1862, and exhibited it at the 1862 Great International Exposition in London, where he received a bronze medal f


Peters, Don L.

<p>Don l. Peters is an Amercian engineer.&nbsp; Peters was Principal Engineer, Blow Molding at Phillips Petroleum in Bartlesville, Oklahoma where began his work in the injection molding field. He then shifted his focus to Blow Molding, and was instrumenta


Peterson, Bruce A.

<p>Peterson served as President of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in 1988.</p>


Petretti, Mario J.

<p>Petretti served as President of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in 1949.</p>


Phillips, William M.

<p>Phillips served as President of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in 1943.</p>


Pickering, George E.

<p>Pickering served as President of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in 1976.</p>


Pitcher, Arnold E.

Arnold E. Pitcher was a leader in the formative years of the plastics industry. He helped DuPont to expand from a celluloid supplier in 1915 to become a major and diversified resins and materials producer at his retirement in 1949. Pitcher joined the Arli


Plueddemann, Edwin P.

<p>Edwin P. Plueddemann made major contributions to the field of reinforced plastics and adhesions. In the 1950s he systematically searched for organofunctional silanes that would serve as coupling agents in glass-reinforced polyester and epoxy composites


Plunkett, Roy J.

<p>Roy J. Plunkett, was an American chemist.&nbsp; He discovered Teflon tetrafluoroethylene resin in 1938.</p> <p>Plunkett joined DuPont in 1936 and became director of operations of the Freon Products Div. of the Organic Chemicals Dept., DuPont Co.&nbsp;


Podell, Irwin L.

<p>Podell served as President of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in 1971.</p>


Porter, Dr. Roger S.

<p>Roger S. Porter made outstanding contributions in the field of polymer science and engineering as a creative research scientist, educator, administrator, editor, and consultant to the plastics industry.</p> <p>Born in 1928 in Windom, Minnesota, he rece


Prusinski, Richard C.

<p>Richard C. Prusinski is one of the few world authorities in the field of polymer concrete. Considered the &ldquo;father of the industry&rdquo;, Mr. Prusinski has invented, developed, and patented highly innovative and successful products. His seminal d