Spencer Ferguson Silver Keyna Battle 5 th period February 21, 2011
~ Silver was born in San Antonio, Texas ~ He was born in 1941 ~ Silver still works at 3M, specializing in adhesives technology. Introduction
Where Worked He was a Senior Chemist in 3M's Central Research Labs.3M
What he was Famous For In 1968, Silver developed a high-quality but "low-tack" adhesive, made of tiny, indestructible acrylic spheres that would stick only where they were tangent to a given surface, rather than flat up against it. It became what we know as “post-it-notes”.
Impact Society How Did it Impact Society Post-it Notes were introduced nationwide in the US. Within two years, the product became very popular in the office, schools, labs, libraries and homes. homes Both Silver and Fry won 3M's highest honors for research and numerous awards within the international engineering community.
Facts I Found Interesting ~ Silver is now named on over 20 US patentspatents ~In his spare time, he has also won a reputation as an accomplished painter in pastels and oils.
Time line Silver earned a B.S. in 1962, and a doctorate in organic chemistry in 1966 In 1966, he was hired as Senior Chemist in 3M's Central Research Labs3M In 1968, Silver developed a high-quality but "low-tack" adhesive, Over the next five years, Silver tried to interest his colleagues at 3M, informally and in presentations. The idea wasn't interesting until Arthur Fry attended one of Silver's seminars. More on next slide
Time line Continued Fry sang in the choir and was frustrated with the movable paper bookmarks. At that moment, Fry realized that Silver's reusable adhesive would provide precisely what he needed. Fry wrote up his idea for a reusable bookmark and presented it to his supervisors, which received full support from 3M. April 6, 1980, Post-it Notes were introduced nationwide in the US
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