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New blog post about the “Father of Armaflex” comes back to Armacell to see how he made a Difference

Lawrence “Red” Clark who at 92, still cares about the product chemistry he invented.

In 1951 a young man, Lawrence “Red” Clark of just 26 came to work in the Research and Development department at Armstrong, unaware of the impact he would have on a whole industry. In an attempt to find cheaper alternatives for making cork, Red found through many combinations of failed trials there was a success. This was the start of the development of the Armaflex formulations .

Red worked as a research supervisor and research manager at Armstrong for 39 years before retiring in 1989. The contributions made by Lawrence “Red” Clark are the foundation of Armacell’s business today. We could call him the “Father of Armaflex.” 

Read about the blog story here.

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