National Geographic : 1946 Jan
Q. WHY WON'T A LIGHTED CIGARETTE THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT? A. This table top is made of a new furniture / , A. Synthetic organic chemistry---to which 1UCC "wood." This material combines wood in all devotes much of its many-sided research- its natural grain and beauty with plastics so has made a real contribution to shoe soles, that it will resist even the heat of a burning This research has produced, among hun- cigarette... and be remarkably free from tlreds of other types, a long-wearin g, mars and stains. Its manufacturer gets plas VINYITIE plastic that is an ideal raw ma- tics as raw material from a Unit of UCC. terial for soles. Q. WHAT'S THE BIGGEST NEWS IN ELECTRICAL INSULATION? A. Out of UCC research have come new flame resistant insulating materials of plastic that mean added years of carefree service with safety. Out of the same research have come the synthetic organic chemicals in quanfity, from which plastics are ,ieade for a pro fusion of useful things to make a better world for you. SQ CAN A DASHBOARD GIVE A HINT? A. Beauty and utility contributed by plastics to molded dashboards for postwar cars in dicate how much has been and can be learned through research. They hint of thousands of improvements to be achieved in products as plastics come back to peacetime use. M EN have been able to improve these things because they have been able to improve the raw materials that go into them. The development of a wide range of plastics typifies the prog ress made with many other raw materials in the 20th Century. LCC contributions to this progress have involved more than a third of the known elements of the earth. If you would like more information about plastics, write for a copy of booklet E-1 "A Simplified Guide to BAKELITE and VINYLITE Plastics." UNION CARBIDE AND CARBON CORPORATION 30 East 42nd Street ® New York 17, N. Y. Principal Units in the United States and their Products ALLOYSAND METALS-Eleetro Metallurgical Company, Haynes Stellite Company, Kemet Laboratories Company, Inc., United States Vanadium Corporation CHEMICALS-Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Corporation PLASTICS-Bakelite Corporation ELECTRODES,CARBONSAND BATTERIES-National Carbon Company, Inc. INDUSTRIALGASESAND CARBIDE-The Linde Air Products Company, The Oxweld Railroad Service Company. The Prest-O-Lite Company, Inc.