Sunday, March 27, 2011

Harry Coover, of SuperGlue and programmed innovation, died on 27 March 2011

Harry Coover discovered SuperGlue. Cyanoacrylate, the chemical name for the glue, was first uncovered, as a chemical, in 1942 in a search for materials to make clear plastic gun sights for World War II, but it would not be until 1958 that the chemical was marketed as SuperGlue. Coover worked as a chemist for Eastman Kodak until 1973 and as Vice President of the company from 1973-1984. Coover was later a consultant on programmed innovation methodology.

Coover died at age 94 on March 27, 2011.



Blogger dufy said...

RIP, people like you are always unknown unless they die. You'll definitely get your memorial at

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