The History of Parylene
The discovery of Parylene is not one that happened by chance. Many years of scientific and engineering research went into the discovery and development of Parylene coatings. Parylene coating was first developed in 1947 when a physical chemist in Great Britain, Michael Szwarc, was experimenting with the common solvents in the xylene family. He discovered that the pyrolysis of xylenes, under vacuum formed thin polymer films with very interesting properties.