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Who invented the plastic milk jug?

Question #68223. Asked by caught_a_saint.
Last updated Jul 07 2021.

Beeker75
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Beeker75
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Whomever invented it did it in 1964, when the plastic milk container came into common use.

Jul 14 2006, 12:01 PM
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Ah, but perhaps it was invented in 1963?

Jul 14 2006, 1:44 PM
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Polyethylene, #4 LDPE,was discovered largely by accident in 1933 by scientists working for ICI.

POLYETHYLENE (HIGH DENSITY) #2 HDPE (milk jug)

HDPE (high-density polyethylene) and crystalline polypropylene are both plastic products. In 1951, methods of manufacturing these plastics were invented by research chemists Paul Hogan and Robert Banks of Phillips Petroleum.



Became commercially viable in 1967.

Jul 14 2006, 3:55 PM
What-A-Mess
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Polyethylene, #4 LDPE,was discovered largely by accident in 1933 by scientists working for ICI.

POLYETHYLENE (HIGH DENSITY) #2 HDPE (milk jug)

HDPE (high-density polyethylene) and crystalline polypropylene are both plastic products. In 1951, methods of manufacturing these plastics were invented by research chemists Paul Hogan and Robert Banks of Phillips Petroleum.

Became commercially viable in 1967.

link https://www.edn.com/polyethylene-synthesis-is-discovered-by-accident-again-march-27-1933/

Response last updated by CmdrK on Jul 07 2021.
Jul 14 2006, 3:55 PM
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