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    • Production of nylon

    • Nylon Manufacturing Process
    • Production of nylon is a complex art requiring super cleanliness and rigid control of temperatures and pressures. In the manufacture of yarn at the textile fiber plants, the nylon salt solution is first piped into evaporators where much of the...
    • Nylon manufacturing

    • Nylon Manufacturing Process
    • Production of nylon is a complex art requiring super cleanliness and rigid control of temperatures and pressures. In the manufacture of yarn at the textile fiber plants, the nylon salt solution is first piped into evaporators where much of the...
    • Production of nylon

    • Nylon Manufacturing Process
    • Production of nylon is a complex art requiring super cleanliness and rigid control of temperatures and pressures. In the manufacture of yarn at the textile fiber plants, the nylon salt solution is first piped into evaporators where much of the...
    • Converting rayon tow

    • Tow-to-Top Conversion Process
    • Rayon tow is here being converted into top on a machine invented by N.S. Campbell, of Greenwich, Connecticut. The operator has inserted several ends of DuPont Fiber-D rayon tow into the far end of the machine. They then pass between a pair of...
    • Nylon production

    • Nylon Manufacturing Process
    • Production of nylon is a complex art requiring super cleanliness and rigid control of temperatures and pressures. In the manufacture of yarn at the textile fiber plants, the nylon salt solution is first piped into evaporators where much of the...
    • Production of nylon

    • Nylon Manufacturing Process
    • Production of nylon is a complex art requiring super cleanliness and rigid control of temperatures and pressures. In the manufacture of yarn at the textile fiber plants, the nylon salt solution is first piped into evaporators where much of the...
    • Glaze Mill

    • Mills; Gunpowder;
    • "This was a stone and frame building on stone foundations, which was built sometime before 1873. In 1879 a 24 inch "Canadian" turbine was installed which produced 22.8 hp and was able to drive the nine glazing barrels at 20 revolutions per minute....
    • Nylon casting wheel

    • Early Development of Nylon
    • Still busily rolling out nylon is this casting wheel, part of the original equipment constructed in 1937 to make some of the first nylon. Although two large yarn plants have since gone into operation, this original wheel (made over from an engine...
    • Salt

    • Electrolysis of Sodium Chloride
    • Billions of pounds of common table salt are converted annually into chemicals used by industry and in the home. This mountain of salt is typical reserve supply at t a DuPont plant where electricity separates salt into sodium and chlorine as the...
    • Hot Metal Mixers

    • Mixers, Transfer ladles, Open hearth furnaces
    • Two modern hot metal mixers which receive the molten iron from the blast furnace on a track to the right out of sight. The hot metal ladle is lifted and poured into the mixer at the top. The transfer ladle in the lower left is moved into...
    • Glass blower at work

    • Research Tools and Apparatus
    • Art and science get together in glass blowers' shop at the Experiment Station. This craft is an indispensable adjunct of industrial chemistry, providing complex laboratory equipment for intricate processes by which research develops new products....
    • Coolers

    • Formaldehyde-Perth Amboy, NJ & Toledo, OH Plants-Belle, WV
    • These coolers perform an important part in the manufacture of formaldehyde from methyl alcohol (methanol) and air at the DuPont Company's Electrochemicals Department plant at Perth Amboy NJ. Methanol is first converted into gas and washed air is...
    • Casting sodium bricks

    • Sodium and sodium products (sodium cyanide and sodium peroxide)
    • Here, at the DuPont Company's Electrochemicals Department plant at Niagara Falls, NY molten sodium is running into iron molds where it solidifies rapidly into bricks. The sodium later enters into the manufacture of other chemical products.
    • Packing House - Site

    • Ordnance industry; Gunpowder; Foundations;
    • "This was an all-frame structure built parallel to the road, with stone buttresses at each end. It was about 70 feet long and had a rubberoid tar-paper roof. The upstream portion of the building was used for keg storage; the middle area was used...
    • Sodium cell collector removal

    • Electrolysis of Sodium Chloride
    • At the DuPont Electrochemicals Department plant at Niagara Falls NY, a half ton collector in a sodium cell is being changed. The cell breaks down salt by electrolysis into sodium and chlorine. The molten sodium is drawn off by the collector into...
    • Purified salt storage bins

    • Electrolysis of Sodium Chloride
    • Salt is continuously fed from the purified salt storage bins above, through the final driers into the electrolytic cells. Salt is broken down by electrolysis into sodium and chlorine at the plant of DuPont's Electrochemicals Department in Niagara...
    • Making medical x-ray film

    • X-Ray Film
    • Medical x-ray film is made in wide mill rolls at DuPont's new plant at Brevard, North Carolina. It is then slit into desired widths under safe light conditions on machine like this. A single mill roll will contain over a mile of film, slit rolls...
    • DuPont Magazine [August-September 1955]

    • Periodicals; Chemical industry; Textile industry; Toothbrushes; Pest control; Paint industry; Agriculture;
    • Table of Contents: Taking the heat off industrial workers; Rising chemical stars; Pressure cooking squeezes color into the man-made fibers; New horizons 10,000 feet down; Dacron on duty; Spare that toothbrush; Giving suede a new face; Harnessing...

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