The History of Polymer Plastics

Events

Natural Rubber

1839

Cellulose Nitrate or Celluloid

1863

Cellophane

1908

Nylon

1935

Low Density Polyethylene

1942

Polypropylene

1954

Styrofoam

1954

Polyimide

1964

First biodegradable plastics

1990

21st Century

2000