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Who invented foam?

Who invented foam?

Ray McIntire
Ray McIntire, 77, Dow Engineer And the Inventor Of Styrofoam.

When did Ray McIntire invent Styrofoam?

McIntire invented foam polystyrene in 1941 while working in Dow’s Chemical Physics Lab. “Styrofoam,” as McIntire’s invention was subsequently branded, properly refers to the Dow Chemical Company’s trademarked brand of closed-cell extruded polystyrene foam commonly used for thermal insulation and craft applications.

Who used styrofoam first?

History. In the 1940s, researchers in Dow’s Chemical Physics Lab, led by Ray McIntire, found a way to make foamed polystyrene. They rediscovered a method first used by Swedish inventor Carl Georg Munters, and obtained an exclusive license to Munters’s patent in the United States.

Who invented the polystyrene cup?

Otis Ray McIntire
such thing as a “Styrofoam coffee cup,” according to Dow. On July 26, 1947, Otis Ray McIntire, an inventor with Dow, invented foamed polystyrene. This new material was 30 times lighter than normal polystyrene and was far more durable and flexible.

Can you eat Styrofoam?

Toxicity: Styrofoam is considered non-toxic when eaten. Expected symptoms: No symptoms are anticipated when a piece of styrofoam is accidentally ingested, but large pieces can cause choking.

What was Styrofoam originally used for?

building insulation
STYROFOAM™ was invented in 1941, and was first used the next year in a Coast Guard life raft. Now, it’s used exclusively in building insulation, to float docks and in some molds for floral arrangements.

What is blue foam?

Also sold as buoyancy billet, blue foam is a closed-cell extruded polystyrene foam normally used for constructing floating structures. As a prototyping material, blue foam is an easily shapable rigid foam useful for exploring complex shapes and forms.

Is Styrofoam safe to microwave?

While polystyrene foam or Styrofoam containers do a good job in protecting foods in the refrigerator, they aren’t made for the microwave. Transfer the food to a microwave-safe container before heating.