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    • X-raying welds

    • X-Ray Film
    • DuPont's Pack industrial x-ray film is used in x-raying welds of huge cylinders in plant of Herrick L. Johnston, Inc. in Columbus, Ohio, manufacturer of ground handling equipment for major rocket and missile programs. The resulting radiographs are...
    • Inspecting film

    • X-Ray Film
    • At DuPont's new plant in Brevard, North Carolina an operator visually inspects polyester x-ray film base after it has been stretched and heat-set. The plant's equipment is the most modern in the world. Super cleanliness, rigid control of humidity...
    • Solvent recovery building

    • Waynesboro, Virginia Plant
    • This modern outdoor industrial unit is the solvent recovery portion of DuPont's acetate yarn plant at Waynesboro, Virginia. Its function is to recover the acetic acid and ether which are used in the production of acetate fiber. Aside from...
    • Victoria, Texas Plant

    • Victoria, Texas Plant
    • Open buildings, typical of modern chemical plants, characterize manufacturing units at DuPont's Victoria. Texas plant. This plant, part of a 550 million dollar postwar building program, makes a chemical known as adiponitrile, used in the...
    • Decorative Lucite pieces

    • Use of Lucite
    • These smartly designed decorative pieces feature gold filled internal carved sections of DuPont Lucite acrylic resin. Included in the design are lamps, picture and mirror frames, cigarette cases, bookends and several other pieces. Made of rich...
    • 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...
    • Combs made of Zytel

    • The production of 'Zytel' Nylon Resin
    • A technician removes combs made of Zytel nylon resins from a modern injection machine at the Plastic Department's Technical Services Laboratory. The DuPont laboratory is located at Chestnut Run.
    • Testing tensile strength

    • Testing and experimentation with synthetic textiles
    • The tensile strength of fabrics is tested on this modern version of a medieval torture tack. A swathe of fabric is secured in jaws of the machine which exerts a pulling pressure to tear it apart. Point at which it tears is recorded by dial at right.
    • Jame River Works

    • Sulfuric acid plants: Cleveland, OH; East Chicago, IN; Fort Hill, Cincinnati, OH; James River, Richmond, VA; Fort Bend, KY
    • View of the James River works of the Grasselli Chemicals Department of the DuPont Company. This modern plant (near Richmond, Virginia) makes an old line product-sulfuric acid. The textile, fertilizer, petroleum, iron and steel, paint and pigment,...
    • Cleveland plant

    • Sulfuric acid plants: Cleveland, OH; East Chicago, IN; Fort Hill, Cincinnati, OH; James River, Richmond, VA; Fort Bend, KY
    • This sulfuric acid production unit at the Cleveland Works of the DuPont Companys Industrial and Biochemicals Department is a striking example of the high investment per employee required in the modern chemical industry. Completed in 1949 at a cost...
    • Pollution control

    • Sulfuric acid plants: Cleveland, OH; East Chicago, IN; Fort Hill, Cincinnati, OH; James River, Richmond, VA; Fort Bend, KY
    • Efficient combustion of this modern sulfuric acid unit at the Cleveland Works of the DuPont Companys Industrial and Biochemicals Department insures that objectionable fumes will not be discharged in the air. Control instruments so sensitive that...
    • Studying chemical safety

    • Studying effects of chemicals on biochemical processes
    • Growing importance of chemistry in modern life carries the challenge of safeguarding public health and safety against unforeseen hazards. New chemicals are subjected to elaborate and exhaustive tests before they are permitted to become commercial...

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