Charles Frederick Cros, English chemist, c 1920.

 
Charles Frederick Cros, English chemist, c 1920.
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

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Charles Frederick Cros (1855-1935), co-inventor of the viscose rayon proces. Cros patented the viscose proces of rayon manufacture with Edward John Bevan (1856-1921) in 1892. The proces uses cellulose (wood-pulp) which is disolved and then regenerated. The result is used to form yarn (rayon) which can be used for clothing, or film (cellophane).

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