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Superglue inventor passed
« on: March 29, 2011, 05:59:43 PM »
We could not imagine our modeling without super glue and sadly, inventor of this material is gone forever  :( He died at age of 94...

Harry Wesley Coover Jr., known as the inventor of Super Glue, has died. He was 94. Cooper was working for Tennessee Eastman Co., a division of Eastman Kodak, when an accident helped lead to the popular adhesive being discovered, according to his grandson, Adam Paul, of South Carolina. Cyanoacrylate, the chemical name for the glue, was first uncovered in 1942 in a search for materials to make clear plastic gun sights for World War II. But the compound stuck to everything, which is why it was rejected by researchers. Coover died Saturday at his home in Kingsport, Tenn., his grandson said.