Project Details

It’s 1957. A middle-aged couple is up in the night, crunching numbers at their dining room table. The husband, a chemist, has the opportunity of a lifetime—to own the commercial development rights to a polymer with properties diverse enough to provide a non-stick surface in the bottom of a frying pan and insulate electrical wiring in mainframe computers. In the lab at DuPont, he has performed experiments proving the polymer’s possibilities are great.