Jacques E. Brandenberger, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jacques E. Brandenberger

Swiss chemist, inventor of cellophane (1872-1954)

Date of Birth: 19-Oct-1872

Place of Birth: Zürich, canton of Zürich, Switzerland

Date of Death: 13-Jul-1954

Profession: chemist

Nationality: Switzerland

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Jacques E. Brandenberger

  • Jacques Edwin Brandenberger (19 October 1872 – 13 July 1954) was a Swiss chemist and textile engineer who in 1908 invented cellophane.
  • He was awarded the Franklin Institute's Elliott Cresson Medal in 1937. Brandenberger was born in Zurich in 1872.
  • He graduated from the University of Bern in 1895.
  • In 1908 Brandenberger invented cellophane.
  • Made from wood cellulose, cellophane was intended as a coating to make cloth more resistant to staining.
  • After several years of further research and refinements, he began production of cellophane in 1920 marketing it for industrial purposes.
  • He sold the US rights to DuPont in 1923.

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