Nathaniel Wyeth

Inventor

1911 – 1990

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Who was Nathaniel Wyeth?

Nathaniel C. Wyeth was an American mechanical engineer and inventor. He is best known for creating polyethylene terephthalate that could withstand the pressure of carbonated liquids. Made of recyclable PET plastic, lighter than glass and virtually unbreakable, Wyeth's invention is used widely today for both carbonated and non-carbonated drinks.

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Born
Oct 24, 1911
Chadds Ford
Also known as
  • "the other Wyeth"
  • Nathaniel C. Wyeth
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Nationality
  • United States of America
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Education
  • University of Pennsylvania
Died
Jul 6, 1990

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on July 23, 2013

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