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« on: March 28, 2011, 05:17:21 AM »


Harry Coover, creator of Super Glue, dead at 94

Was working for Tennessee Eastman Company when an accident created invention


 


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42297534/ns/business-us_business/?gt1=43001

KINGSPORT, Tenn. Harry Wesley Coover Jr., known as the inventor of Super Glue, has died. He was 94.

Coover was working for Tennessee Eastman Company, 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. An assistant was distressed that some brand new refractometer prisms were ruined when they were glued together by the substance


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http://www.ehow.com/about_4566447_super-glue.html


BenefitsMany useful benefits have come from the creation of super glue. Because it is easily sheared after setting, it has been used to temporarily bind heavy, industrial-strength materials and electronics.

It is resistant to water, thus making it a favorite of aquatic mechanics. Super glue has also become a tool used in surgery because it does not harm the skin, making it easy to bond surgical wounds.



Read more: About Super Glue | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_4566447_super-glue.html#ixzz1HsrXxU46
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