Who Invented Plastic and When?


Plastic only became widely used around the 1920s in industrialized countries around the globe. The first human-made plastic was invented by Alexander Parkes in 1855. The first man-made plastic was created by Alexander Parkes who openly established it at the 1862 Great International Exhibition in London.
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The first man-made plastic was created by Alexander Parkes in 1855.
The first synthetic plastic was created by Leo Baekeland in 1907.
Plastic was invented by Leo Hendrik Baekeland who was an American scientist and creator of Vela paper which became a large success when it hit the market.
Leo Baekeland invented the first truly synthetic plastic. Baekeland, Belgium chemist living in New York, was already very rich as he had invented the first commercially successful photographic paper. He sold the photographic paper to George Eastman in 1898 for $1 million.
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