|Polyethylene (PE) is a macromolecular product that is obtained by polymerization of ethylene.
PE is one of the most widely used kinds of plastic.
It was discovered by chance in 1933, when chemists Eric Fawcett and Reginald Gibson in Norwich, England, in the chemical industry, Imperial (Imperial Chemistry Industries), made a white, waxy material “mother of plastic”, which was eventually, because of it’s possibilities, processed and improved.
Production began in 1939. At that time polyethylene was used in military purposes, until the middle of the last century, when plastic entered into everyday life, along with global economic boom.
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