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Stories by D. H. Killeffer

A Century of Chemistry

Although Chemical Manufacture in the United States Was Carried on by the Earliest Settlers, the Real Beginnings of the Chemical Industry in America Must be Placed in About the Middle of the 19th Century...

May 1, 1945 — D. H. Killeffer

Metals Of The Future

Chemical Industry Provides the Base from Which Spring the Marvels of Metallurgy. Important to Tomorrow's Applications of Metals Is the Developing Knowledge of the Rarer Elements and Their Value in Extending the Usefulness of the More Common Metals in Use Today...

April 1, 1945 — D. H. Killeffer

Chemistry Serves the Railroads

Important Contributions have Been Made to the Great Forward Strides in Speed and Comfort by The Railroads in The Last Ten Years. Chemistry has Helped in the Achievement of Lighter Rolling Stock...

March 1, 1945 — D. H. Killeffer

Partners In Production

Mechanical Engineering Looks to Chemistry, Chemistry Looks to Mechanical Engineering, and Between the Two They have Produced an Industry Second to None in the World. Chemical Production Requires Equipment that Can be Provided Only by Close Co-Operation With Fabricators...

February 1, 1945 — F. J. Van Antwerpen and D. H. Killeffer

Where Research is King

In the Chemical Industries More than Any Other Field, Research is the Basis of All Progress and Profit. Outstanding Among its Achievements Has Been the Drastic Lowering of Prices on a Long List of Materials Used Widely in Production, with Consequent Benefit for All Humanity...

January 1, 1945 — D. H. Killeffer and F. J. Van Antwerpen

Petroleum's 'Big Three'

Basic Processes Which Have Been Developed for Production of High-Octane Gasoline are Certain to be Turned to New Uses. Plastics, Perfumes, and Insecticides Are Only a Few of the Materials Which May Someday be Produced by One or More of the New Catalytic Processes...

December 1, 1944 — F. J. Van Antwerpen and D. H. Killeffer

Abundont Chlorine

Production Capacity for This Common but Important Chemical is Now Double that of Pre-War Times. This New Abundance Will Make Chlorine Available for the Development of New Derivatives and Applications and for the Expansion of Old Uses that Have Already been Proved in Practice...

November 1, 1944 — D. H. Killeffer

Chemical Guardians of Fabrics

Processes Have Been Developed Which Protect Various Textile Malerials Against the Ravages of Fire, Water, Mildew, and Moths. Cotton has been Made Shrink-Set and Crease-Resistant. The Goal of the Industrial Textile Chemist is Now to Develop an All-in-One Treatment...

October 1, 1944 — D. H. Killeffer and Steven M. Spencer

The Resin Dog with the Plastics Tail

Quick Drying Enamels, Beller Plywoods, and Improved Fabrics, are Only a Few of Ihe Developments of the Synthetic Resins Industry. Plastics Aside, These Resins are Doing Jobs that Have Immediate and Long Range Implications to a Number of Industries and to the General Public...

September 1, 1944 — D. H. Killeffer

Safety with Solvents

Many New Industries Are Using New Solvents in New Processes. In Order That Workers May he Protected Against Possible Danger from these Substances, a Number of Agencies are Co-Operating...

August 1, 1944 — D. H. Killeffer and H. P. Ouadland

Insects Can be Controlled

New Weapons and New Methods of Using Them Have Been Developed by the Chemical Industry. Many of these Have Great Potentialities in the Commercialization of Disease-Ridden Areas Where Insects have Formerly Prevented Human Exploitation of Rich Natural Resources...

July 1, 1944 — D. H. Killeffer

Synthetics Offer Solutions

Some 160 Compounds Have Been Produced from Petroleum and Natural Gas. Many of these Will Become Essential Parts of New and Important Post-War Developments. Today the Processes Involved are Supplying War-Needed Products; Tomorrow They May be Applied 10 Liquid Fuel Production...

June 1, 1944 — D. H. Killeffer

Progress by Substitution

A Brighter World is Promised by the Surface-Coating Industry as the Result of Substitutes Developed to Replace War-Restricted Materials. New Drying Oils, Some Produced by Synthesis, are being Used in Paints With Excellent Results...

May 1, 1944 — D. H. Killeffer

Here's How!

Alcohol Enters So Many War-Needed Products that Present Demands are Six Times Normal Peace-Time Supplies. Conventional Sources are Now to be Supplemented by Alcohol Derived from Wood, Adding New Factors to the Post-War Alcohol-Production Picture...

April 1, 1944 — D. H. Killeffer

What About Synthetic Tires?

Synthetic Production Outstripped the Rise of Knowledge of Uses, but Something is Being Done About This. Competitive Prices Now Favorable to Synthetics. Politicians Do Not Expect to Protect the Huge Investment in the Synthetic Rubber Industry...

February 1, 1944 — D. H. Killeffer

As Metal Resources Dwindle

The Point of Scraping the Bottom of Some of the Mineral Barrels is Rapidly Approaching. Rich Iron and Aluminum Ores are Nearing Exhaustion, but the Chemical Industry is Doing Things about the Development of Methods of Working Wide-Spread Low-Grade Ores...

January 1, 1944 — D. H. Killeffer

Penicillin Poses Production Problems

Present Cost of this New Miracle Drug is Some $18,000 a Pound. How to Reduce this Cost and to Produce the Pure Drug in Large Quantities Constitute Problem Number One for America's Chemical Industry...

December 1, 1943 — D. H. Killeffer
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