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Leo Hendrik Baekeland

Born: 1863
Birthplace: Ghent, Belgium

Synthetic resins—Baekeland developed the thermosetting synthetic resin bakelite which helped found the modern plastics industry. He also invented Velox photographic paper. (1978)

Died: 1944

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