National Geographic : 1946 Apr
WHAT MAKES STAINLESS STEEL "STAINLESS"? This high-speed train wears a gleaming sheath of steel that's stainless-stainless because of the CHROMIUM it contains. Trains, planes, buses and cars of the future all will be finer still-and lighter, stronger, safer because of increasing use of chromium in their steels. WHY DOES HER KITCHEN COME "jiffy clean"? - Sparkling pans, pressure cooker, tahleware, shining sink and working surfaces in this modern kitchen all are highly resistant to rust, stain, corrosion-are easy to clean, attractive and long-lasting. \ hy? Because CHROMIUM has imparted these prized qualities to the steels of which they are made. HOW DO REFINERIES STAND THE "acid test"? - Highly corrosive acids help refine America's oceans of high octane gasoline. But today's refineries withstand fierce acids, high temperatures and pressures because CHROMIUM stoutly fortifies their metals. WHY CAN THIS TRUCK "take it"?-The steels of many truck and automobile bodies, springs, gears and other parts contain CHROMIUM -for chromium helps give these steels amazing resistance to shock,fatigue,w ear. CIIROMITM is well known to many people for the powerful influence it exerts upon steel. Most of the alloy steels relied upon today for beauty, durability, and resistance to heat and corrosion now contain this interesting element. Many years ago Units of Union Carbide dis covered how to extract chromium from its native ore. They since have been constantly at work on the ever grow ing list of chromium alloys and their uses. Union Carbide does not make or fabricate steel. ELECTRO METALLTTRGTCAL COMPANY and other Units of UCC, however, supply to industry such wonder-working metals as chromium, manganese, and vanadiumi. With these, and hlie many other basic raw materials produced by UCC, industry improves a thousand and one products that serve all of us. FREE: "PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES OF UCC," Book let E-4, tells an illustrated story of many basic ma terials industry uses to build this world about us. Send for a copy. UNION CARBIDE AND CARBON CORPORATION 30 East 42nd Street il New York 17, N. Y. Principal Units in the United States and their Products ALLOYS AND METALS-Electro Metallurgical Company, Haynes Stellite Company, Kemet Laboratories Company, Inc., United States Vanadium Corporation CHEMICALS-Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Corporation PLASTICS-Bakelite Corporation ELECTRODES,CARBONS.AND BATTERIES-National Carbon Company, Inc. INDUSTRIAL GASES AND CARBIDE-The Linde Air Products Company, The Oxweld Railroad Service Company, The Prest-O -Lite Company, Inc.