A Textile Institute member and leading academic is calling on the UK Government to honour two scientist for pioneering one of the greatest innovations in the history of textiles. Professor Kirill Perepelkin, Head of the Materials Science Department at Saint Petersburg state University of Technology and design, believes British chemists Dr JR Whinfield and DR JT Dickson should be recognized for their invention of Terylene® (chemical title of polymer PETF, or Polyethyleneterephtalate).