Leo Baekeland Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

Leo Baekeland Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other


This Biography is about one of the best Chemist Leo Baekeland including his Height, weight,Age & Other Detail…

Biography Of Leo Baekeland
Real Name Leo Baekeland
Profession Chemists
Nick Name L. H. Baekeland, Leo Henricus Arthur Baekeland
Famous as Chemist & Inventor
Nationality American
Personal Life of Leo Baekeland
Born on 14 November 1863
Birthday 14th November
Died At Age 80
Sun Sign Scorpio
Born in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium
Died on 23 February 1944
Place of death Beacon
Education Ghent University
Founder/Co-Founder General Bakelite Company
Discoveries / Inventions Bakelite, Velox Photographic Paper
Personal Fact of Leo Baekeland

Leo Henricus Arthur Baekeland was an American chemist well-known for his discovery of photographic paper Velox and polymeric plastic Bakelite. His creation of low-cost, incombustible and flexible plastic Bakelite that paved the way for the modernized plastic industry earned him the epithet “The Father of the Plastics Industry”. Originally a Belgian, he studied in the University of Ghent after receiving a scholarship from the port city of Glent in northwest Belgium.

Post Ph.D he served at the University of Ghent as an associate professor of chemistry. While visiting New York on a fellowship he was convinced to settle there. He joined a photographic company where he served for a few years and discovered the photographic paper Velox that consists of a gelatine silver chloride coating and can be created by artificial light. After a few years he sold the rights of the photographic paper, which by that time became a commercial success, to the Eastman Kodak Company.

He ventured into many other chemical technological projects of which his discovery of Bakelite formed using phenol and formaldehyde was revolutionary. It marked the beginning of an era of plastics. After acquiring a patent of his invention he established the General Bakelite Company. During his later stage of life he sold his business to Union Carbide.


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