Obituary: Hall of Fame member David Cornell
David D. Cornell, a Plastics Hall of Fame member and former Eastman Chemical Co. employee who later served as a consultant for NAPCOR and the Association of Plastic Recyclers, died Oct. 18 at age 76.
Called by one colleague "one of the giants of the plastics recycling industry," Cornell staked out a position for himself in the early days of PET bottle development and plastics recycling, according to a 2018 profile published in Plastics News.
After a 28-year career in plastics at Eastman, Cornell went on to serve as technical director of APR starting in 1994, a position he held for more than 20 years before stepping back to spend more time at home to care for his family in 2015.
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