Rossiter

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Edmund
Charles
Rossiter
(1867 – 1937)

invented
thiourea plastics

Edmund Charles Rossiter was born in 1867 and in 1893 he became chemist to the Oldbury Syndicate, from which emerged the British Cyanides Company and of which he was appointed their first Chief Chemist.

He was responsible for many processes used by the company but his major contribution was the invention of ‘Beetle’ thiourea formaldehyde resins and moulding powders, at a difficult period in the company’s history.
In 1928 he became consulting chemist to the BIP Group (to which British Cyanides belonged) until his death in February 1937 at the age of 70.