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    • Storage tanks for adiponitrile, a nylon intermediate

    • Nylon Intermediates Plants: Beaumont, Texas; Belle, West Virginia; Niagara Falls, New York; Sabine River Works, Orange, Texas
    • Picture above is a section of the adiponitrile storage area at the Niagara Falls plant of DuPont's Electrochemicals Department. During the manufacture of this nylon intermediate, furan, tetrahydrofuran and 1,4 dichlorobutane are produced. These...
    • View of Brevard plant

    • Brevard, North Carolina
    • The nation's first full scale plant for the manufacture of hyper pure silicon constructed by the DuPont Company at Brevard, North Carolina. Silicon, developed by the DuPont for use in radar during Worked War II, is a vital raw material in the...
    • Weighing room

    • Testing of Dyes
    • Accuracy is extremely important in testing dyestuffs. Delicate balances are used, it being frequently necessary to weigh as little as 1 milligram of color. The DuPont Technical Laboratory is equipped with sensitive scientific balances, handled by...
    • View of high vacuum apparatus

    • Research Tools and Apparatus
    • This complicated piece of high vacuum apparatus in the laboratories of the Chemical Department of DuPont is used for measuring the surface are of fine powders, such as pigments. The process involves measuring the amount of gas such as nitrogen...
    • Soft impact hammer

    • Nylon Products and Industrial Uses
    • This soft impact hammer is made with faces of DuPont nylon. Although it is extremely impact resistant, the nylon does not mar soft metals which makes it particularly suitable in this application.
    • New plastic insulator

    • The creation of 'Teflon' at the Richmond, Virginia Plant
    • A laboratory technician places a piece of Teflon tetrafluoroethylene resin, a DuPont industrial plastic, in an instrument which measures the plastic's dielectric constant and power factor at 3000 megacycles. Because its dielectric loss factor is...
    • Monolon trolling rope

    • Nylon Products and Industrial Uses
    • Monolon, new trolling line for fresh and salt water fishing, features fine Monel metal wire braided around a nylon monofilament core. Made by Braided Wire Products Company of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, the new line is non-corroding, extremely...
    • Wash basins made of Lucite

    • Use of Lucite
    • Gracefully designed wash basins of Lucite acrylic resin are manufactured in a variety of pastel colors to match the color schemes of modern bathrooms. The basin is not affected by water of bathing temperatures and the smooth lustrous finish is easy...
    • A glass blower at work

    • Research Tools and Apparatus
    • The glass blower is indispensable to the modern research lab. At the Experimental Station located near Wilmington, Delaware a glass blower's shop is maintained where special apparatus necessary for research is fashioned. Some of the pieces...
    • Roll Mill

    • Mills; Gunpowder;
    • "This was possibly the second rolling mill in America with iron wheels and was built in 1824. The rolling wheels were made of cast iron, and each weighed 14,300 pounds. These were made by Gouverneur Kemble's West Point Foundry at Cold Spring, New...
    • Roll Mill

    • Mills; Gunpowder;
    • "This was possibly the first rolling mill in America using cast-iron wheels, and was built in 1822. The rolling wheels were made of cast iron, and each weighed 14,300 pounds. These were made by Gouverneur Kemble's West Point Foundry at Cold Spring,...

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