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Milton J Harris

Milton J. Harris
Milton J. Harris
Milton Harris (1908-1991), was a leader in textile fiber utilization. He is responsible for having developed shrink-proof wool, the permanent press treatment of wool, and wrinkle-resistant cotton finishing. He invented the process for Perming hair. He also revolutionized the razor blade industry during his long association with Gillette.

In 1945, Harris founded his own research laboratory, which later became a subsidiary of the Gillette Company. A holder of 35 patents and a very active member of the scientific community, Harris also enjoyed a six-year term as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society. Click here for more biographical information.

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