Inventors Hall of Fame inducts Scotchgard scientists
The National Inventors Hall of Fame intends to induct 3M Scotchgard inventors Patsy Sherman and Sam Smith into its organization. The scientists will also be included in a permanent exhibit at the National Inventors Hall of Fame museum in Akron, Ohio.
In 1953, after a co-worker spilled a water-resistant chemical solution on her shoe, Sherman began developing ideas for a solution that could protect textiles from stains. In 1955, with collaborator and supervisor Smith, Sherman invented Scotchgard.