• Question: who was the first person to make sodium polyacrylate?

    Asked by sodiumpolyacrylate to David, James, Mike, Suze, Will on 17 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Mike Dodd

      Mike Dodd answered on 16 Jun 2011:

      I wasn’t sure on this, but have done some hunting around and it appears that sodium polyacrylate was invented by the Johnson and Johnson Baby Products in america the 1980’s.

    • Photo: Suze Kundu

      Suze Kundu answered on 16 Jun 2011:

      Out of interest, why did you choose that name for your profile?

    • Photo: William Eborall

      William Eborall answered on 17 Jun 2011:

      A quick wikipedia tells me it’s used in nappies :/ lovely!