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Jacques E. Brandenberger

Jacques E. Brandenberger

Swiss chemist, inventor of cellophane
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Intro Swiss chemist, inventor of cellophane
A.K.A. Jacques Brandenberger
Countries Switzerland
Occupations Chemist
Gender male
Birth 19 October 1872 (Zürich)
Death 13 July 1954 (Zürich)
Star sign Libra
Education University of Bern
Jacques E. Brandenberger
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Jacques Edwin Brandenberger (19 October 1872 – 13 July 1954) was a Swiss chemist and textile engineer who in 1908 invented cellophane. He was awarded the Franklin Institute's Elliott Cresson Medal in 1937.

Brandenberger was born in Zurich in 1872. He graduated from the University of Bern in 1895. In 1908 Brandenberger invented cellophane. Made from wood cellulose, cellophane was intended as a coating to make cloth more resistant to staining. After several years of further research and refinements he began production of cellophane in 1920 marketing it for industrial purposes. He sold the US rights to DuPont in 1923.

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References
http://www.google.com/patents/US1266766
http://invent.org/inductee-detail/?IID=253
https://d-nb.info/gnd/1089292104
https://web.archive.org/web/20070928082714/http://www.stiftungbrandenberger.ch/editor_fr_e.htm
https://viaf.org/viaf/275540216
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q117187
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/275540216
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