Marlex Discovery Reactor, replica

Marlex Discovery Reactor, replica

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J. Paul Hogan (1919-2012) and Robert Banks (1921-1989) were working for Phillips Petroleum when they invented a high-density polyethylene that would be trademarked Marlex. These two chemists received the Perkin Award Medal for this work in 1987.
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Marlex Discovery Reactor, replica
overall: 88.9 cm x 25.4 cm x 12.7 cm; 35 in x 10 in x 5 in
overall; gauge: 3 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 5/16 in; 9.525 cm x 6.985 cm x 3.33375 cm
overall; replica: 35 in x 9 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in; 88.9 cm x 24.765 cm x 13.97 cm
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Gift of Phillips Petroleum Co.
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