DR. RALPH GARDNER CHAVIS

On this day December 3rd we The Black Masculist would like to say Happy 96th Birthday to Chemist Dr. Ralph Gardner Chavis.

In 1943 after earning his degree in Chemistry Dr. Gardner Chavis worked as an assistant in chicago during the “Manhattan Project” an American research and development project that produced the first nuclear weapons during WW2.

After, he went on to develop “Hard plastics” which can tolerate high temperatures and chemicals and can be recycled in many ways. High Density Polyethylene or HDPE have been used to make grocery bags, freezer bags, insulation and food and drink storage.

 

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