Harry Coover

Harry Coover

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Harry Wesley Coover, Jr. was the inventor of Eastman 910, commonly known as Super Glue. Coover was born in Newark, Delaware, and received his Bachelor of Science from Hobart College before earning his Master of Science and Ph. D. from Cornell University. He worked as a chemist for Eastman Kodak from 1944-1973 and as Vice President of the company from 1973-1984. He later moved to Kingsport, Tennessee, where he spent the rest of his life. In 1942, while searching for materials to make clear plastic gun sights, Coover and his team at Eastman Kodak first worked with cyanoacrylates, rejecting them as too sticky. Nine years later, Coover was overseeing Kodak chemists investigating heat-resistant polymers for jet canopies when cyanoacrylates were once again tested and proved too sticky. That time around, however, Coover recognized that he had discovered a unique adhesive. In 1958, the adhesive, marketed by Kodak as Super Glue, was introduced for sale
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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135782924
  • 9786135782929