Invention year and place: 1978, Institute for Anatomy, University of Heidelberg, Germany 
Inventor:  Prof. Dr. Gunther von Hagens
Plastination techniques: 1978 Silicone technique (S10), 
1980 Epoxy technique (E12), 
1981 Polyester technique (P35)
First Publication: Kunststoffimpragnierung für Totalpraparate und histologische Grosspraparate (Demonstration). von Hagens G; Knebel R,Verh-Anat-Ges. 1978; (72): 419-21. 
Establishment of the 
Society for Plastination:
 1986, in San Antonio, U.S.A.
First edition of the 
Society Journal :
1987, Journal of the International Society of Plastination

International Conferences:

1982, 1st Int. Conf. Plast., San Antonio Texas ,U.S.A.
1984, 2nd Int. Conf. Plast., San Antonio Texas,U.S.A.
1986, 3rd Int. Conf. Plast., San Antonio Texas, U.S.A. 
1988, 4th Int. Conf. Plast., Macon, georgia, U.S.A. 
1990, 5th Int. Conf. Plast., Heidelberg, Germany. 
1992, 6th Int. Conf. Plast., Kingston, Ontario, Canada. 
1994, 7th Int. Conf. Plast., Graz, Austria. 
1996, 8th Int. Conf. Plast., Brisbane, Australia. 
1998, 9th Int. Conf. Plast., Trois-Rivieres, Canada. 
2000, 10th Int. Conf. Plast., St. Etienne, France.
2002, 11th Int. Conf. Plast., San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Interim Plastination Meetings:

1989, 1st Interim Conf. Plast, Knoxville, TN, U.S.A. 
1991, 2nd Interim Conf. Plast, Rancho Cucamonga,U.S.A. 
1993, 3rd Interim Conf. Plast, Mobile, AL, U.S.A. 
1995, 4th Interim Conf. Plast, Columbus, OH, U.S.A. 
1997, 5th Interim Conf. Plast, San Antonio, TX, U.S.A. 
1999, 6th Interim Conf. Plast, New York, NY, U.S.A.

2001, 7th Interim Conf. Plast, Shanghai & Nanjing, China.

Range of application: Anthropology, Archeological Preservation, Anatomy, Developmental Embryology, Degenerative Anatomy/Pathology, Forensic science, Geology, Histology, Orthopedic, Surgery, Three dimensional reconstruction, Trauma research, Zoology.