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Plastics Through the Years

From Hyatt's Original Celluloid through Baeke-land's Epoch. Making Bakelite to the Most Recent Discoveries in the Plastics Field, the Record has been One of Progressive Achievement. Out of the Welter of "Present"' Plastics Will Come Even Greater Triumphs for the Future

By Charles A. Breskin

Working for Industry

In High-Frequency Heating, in Production Control and Regulation, in Lens Coating Processes, in Measurement and Analysis, in Liquid Level Control, and in a Wide Variety of Other Applications, Electronics has Established its Value as a Working Tool for the Chemical Industry

By Keith Henney and John Markus

Oil Pushes Production

Hydraulic Devices Provide Resiliency and Flexibility for the Complex Machine Tools of American Industry. The Oils that are the Lifeblood of These Hydraulic Systems Have Been Treated by Petroleum Refiners to Give Qualities Needed for long Service Under Difficult Conditions

By Jerome Campbell

Aide to Aviation

One Chemical Plant Alone Produces 80 Chemicals Used in the B-29. This Fact Brings Home the Close Relationship between Chemical Industry and the Mass Manufacture of Airplanes; Both Those Used Today for War and Those that Will Fill the Skies in tire Coming Days of Peace

By Alexander Klemin

Metals Fight Corrosion

Improvement of Alloys and Coatings to Combat the Ravages of Corrosion is One of Today's Most Hopeful Industrial Trends, Involving Both Metals and Chemicals. Industrial and Consumer Products Last Longer, Look Better, and Make Everyone Concerned Happier

By Fred P. Peters

Chemicals on Rails

Expansion of Many Chemical Industries Has Been Made Possible Only by Co-Operative Measures Taken to Reduce the Hazards of Bulk Shipments of Explosive, Flammable, and Other Dangerous Materials. Intensive Research Has Resulted in Safe Methods of Shipping by Rail

By C. B. Peck

Minimum Maintenance Motors

With New Markets in Sight, Electric Motor Manufacturers are Bringing Out New Motors That are Proof Against Practically All Industrial Hazards. They Will Operate Under Formerly Impossible Conditions and Will Give Better Service With Less Servicing and Greater Profit

By Edwin Laird Cady

Taking Steel's Temperature

By Means of a Newly Developed Thermocouple Pyrometer, the Temperature of Molten Steel Can be Rapidly Determined Before It is Poured, Thus Making Possible Accurate Control of Quality and Uniformity of Finished Steels

Departments

  • 50 Years Ago, May 1945

  • New Products and Processes, May 1945

  • Forum

    A Century of Chemistry

  • Recommended

    Our Book Corner, May 1945

  • Departments

    Previews of the Industrial Horizon, May 1945

  • Current Bulletin Briefs, May 1945

  • Telescoptics, May 1945

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May 1945

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