Fred Slack

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by miamcwilliams
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Science
Subject:
Inventors and Inventions
Grade:
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Fred Slack

ACRYLIC NAILS

In 1954, a dentist by the name of Fred Slack broke his fingernail at work. It was then that he decided to invent the first artificial nail as a temporary replacement until the nail grew back. He was at the forefront of the development of the first high impact dental crown and bridge materials, the first powder/liquid composite filling material, the first direct bonded orthodontic adhesives, and the first hybrid composite.

The same acrylic materials that make artificial nails tough is what makes the crowns that are implanted tough as well. Before this acrylic material was created, crowns were mostly placed for cosmetic purposes only.

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FRED SLACK

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For more than 50 years now, the Slack family, owners of NSI and the NSI parent company AMCO, has been researching, developing and manufacturing innovative products with cutting edge ideas for the professional nail care industry.

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The Slack family went on to develop the first non- yellowing, cross-linked formulations used in all traditional acrylic systems today.

I picked Fred Slack because I myslef have short nails. People like myself keep artificial nails on their hands and to me it adds a polished look to have long pretty nails. Its a great feeling to be able to go get "nails extensions" instead of waiting months maybe years for your real nails to grow.

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