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<ul><li><p>THE CHEMICAL WORLD THIS WEEK </p><p>Aerial view of Dow's Veazey Research Center , Freepor t , Tex., laboratory, chemical engineering depar tment , electrochemical shows sprawling one-story buildings which house the central engineering department, and agricultural research depar tment </p><p>D o w Chemical Dedicates V e a z e y Research Center </p><p>$2.6 miiiion research center named in honor of retired director who pioneered Dow magnesium process </p><p>y ^ o w Chemical officially dedicated its J "^ W. R. Veazey Research Center a t Freeport , Tex,, on Oct. 21 . Dr. Veazey, now retired, was a Dow director for 26 years; at one time he headed a developmental group which succeeded in producing the first pound of magnesium metal ever made in the United States. </p><p>In its 65,000 square feet of floor space, the research center houses the Texas division's organic, chemical engineering, electrochemical engineering, and agricultural research, as well as analytical laboratory. Research administration offices, pa ten t office, l ibrary, shops, and stockrooms are included. Not all of the Texas division research people, however , will be stationed in these eight buildings. </p><p>Practically the entire research center is air-conditioned, t he same duct work being used for heating in the winter. Laboratory services include well water, river water , s team, vacuum, compressed air, distilled ( deionized ) 'water, and natural gas. </p><p>Of total floor area, over 5000 square feet were constructed of Dow oxychloride cement, and 29,000 square feet of vinyl tile. Dow oxychloride cement stucco, a development of Texas division's chemical engineering depar tment , covers 40,000 square feet of walls. </p><p>4438 C H E M I C A L A M D E N G I N E E R I N G N E W S </p><p>INDUSTRY </p><p>Lobby of research center displays modern furnishings and unique mural. Alchemical symbols combined with modern notations present simplified flow sheet of Texas division processes </p><p>C. M. Shigley ( le f t ) , director of technical research, and . . Barnes, director of organic laboratory, in one of the modern offices </p></li><li><p>the FORMALDEHYDE cari give you greater efficiency, economy and improved results </p><p>When formaldehyde is one of your raw mater ia ls , </p><p>consult your Celanese representative. </p><p>If you are making a high solids urea resin, h e can </p><p>show you where paraformaldehyde, with i ts low </p><p>water content and high reactivity, is your most effi-</p><p>cient and economical formaldehyde source. O n the </p><p>other hand, for a low solids resin for plywood adhe-</p><p>sives, 37% formalin will probably give you the best </p><p>results. Many producers of alcoholated resins have </p><p>discovered that a Formcel * solution of formaldehyde </p><p>in a specified alcohol, gives them, the required per-</p><p>formance. Or, if you ' re looking for the most readi ly </p><p>avai lable source for dry formaldehyde gas, ctsk about </p><p>Celanese Trioxane. </p><p>The newly expanded Technical Service and appl ica-</p><p>tion Laboratory is prepared to assist you in re-formu-</p><p>lating your product with the right formaldehyde source. </p><p>Send for "Celanese Flake Paraformaldehyde"' book-</p><p>let just published contains resin formulations and </p><p>cost analyses . </p><p>Celanese Corporation of America </p><p>Chemical Division, Dept. 754-J </p><p>180 Madison Avenue, New York 16. </p><p>FORMALIN PARAFORMALDEHYDE </p><p>*Reg. U.S. Pat. Off </p><p>FORMCEL" ^E-MICALS </p><p>SOLUTIONS TRIOXANE </p></li><li><p>THE CHEMICAL WORLD THIS WEEK </p><p>Northern Paper Mills' evaporation plant is operated from this master control board. Feed starts through unit with 10% solids content and emerges with 6 5 % solids </p><p>Northern Paper Mills Completes Evaporation Plant </p><p>More than $ 2 million h a s been invested by Northern Paper Mills in an evaporation plant, additional boiler capacity, and aux-iliary equipment a t Green Bay, Wise. Through use of Rosenblad reversible flow, quadruple-effect evaporators, company ex-pects to attain a major reduction in its biological oxygen demand discharged to the Fox River. </p><p>Spent sulphite liquor is collected from the mill's four vertical digesters and pumped to a 10,000-gallon padding tank; fiber is removed in a rotary screen; and liquor then flows to a 100,000-gallon storage tank. From here i t will be pumped to the new evaporatiMg plant. </p><p>Principal units of this plant are five vapor bodies and four rising film plate type heaters with natural circulation. Liquor flows into the third effect, then successively to the fourth, first, and sec-ond effects. It starts through the evapora-tors with approximately 10% solids con-tent and emerges with 5 2 % solids. It is then passed through a plate type concen-trator with forced circulation to bring it up to 6 5 % solids content for atomizing with steam and burn ing with powdered coal in two boilers, recently converted for this use. </p><p>Entire evaporating plant is operated from a master panel board, which controls level and flows from each phase of the operation- Switching operation of entire unit is done simultaneously with hand controls. Evaporators are designed to handle a feed of 126,250 pounds hourly at i0</p></li><li><p>Here's Help from Du Pont </p><p>how to handle SODIUM This new, valuable book on sodium handling procedures is based on Du Pont's e x p e r i e n c e a s a p ioneer and l ead ing producer of sodium for over a half century! In tha t time, Du Pont h a s introduced new and improved methods for carrying out invaluable reactions with SODIUM, including the Sod ium Hydr ide Descaling Process and the application of sodium dispersions iri numerous organic reactions. Today , millions of pounds of sodium are being productively used as chemists discover and rediscover the importance of sodium as a reagent for reduction, polymerization, condensation and dehalogenation reactions. </p><p>To help those who are finding wider applications for the many profitable reactions of sodium, Du Pont offers its new book fully describing proven procedures for safe handling of this highly reactive material . Here you will find all the information you need when working with metallic sodium in solid, liquid or dispersion form. And should you need more information of any kind, please feel free to call on the technical resources of Du Pontthe pioneer of the field. </p><p>MAIL THIS COUPON </p><p>DU PONT S O D I U M </p><p>EG. U.S. PAT. OFF </p><p>BETTER T H I N G S FOR BETTER L I V I N G THROUGH CHEMISTRY </p><p> E . I . d u P o n t de N e m o u r s &amp; C o . ( Inc . ) E l e c t r o c h e m i c a l s D e p t . C E N l 0 2 6 , W i l m i n g t o n 9 8 , D e l a w a r e </p><p> P l e a s e s end m e y o u r new b o o k on p r o v e n p r o c e d u r e s for s a fe h a n d l i n g of s o d i u m . I a m i n t e r e s t e d in s o d i u m for t h e fol lowing a p p l i c a t i o n s : | "JJ Organic Reductions Sodium Dispersions Booklet 1 J Refining Hydrocarbons Preparing Alcohol-Free Alkoxides | _3 Claisen Condensation Halide Condensation I L ] Polymerization Catalyst C j Others {describe) </p><p>1 M a m p T i t If </p><p>1 F i r m </p><p> AHHrs;s </p><p>1 City &amp;tSI #.ft </p><p>V O L U M E 3 1 , N O . 4 3 * O C T O B E R 2 6, 1 9 5 3 4441 </p></li><li><p>THE CHEMICAL WORLD THIS WEEK </p><p>Polymer Corp . Completes Research Laboratory Polymer Corp. officially opened its new research labora tory at Sarnia, Ont. , on Sept. 29. $1.25 million building has 38,000 square feet of floor space with steel wall part i t ions, concrete floors, and acoustic tile ceilings; it conta ins first electron microscope in Sarnia. I n addit ion to laboratory facilities, bu i ld ing houses a modern research library </p><p>t h e Manufacturing Chemis ts Association a n d first full-time president in MCA his-"tory. Mr. Foster says he will not be with Internat ional in an executive capacity but w i l l continue as MCA president, a position w h i c h is his real center of interest. He says, with regard to International, he is merely another investor and board member a s he is in other companies, and will act only in an advisory capaci ty to International out of his diversified acquaintance wi th international business. </p><p>Other hoard members inc lude: Paul R. Porter , former deputy director of the Economic Cooperation Administration in Europe ; \V. John Kenney. former undersecretary of Navy; Col. George L. Arta-monoff, former president of Sears International; Maj. Gen. Fred Anderson, chairman , Transit Van Corp., Dallas, Tex.; Ken-yon C. Bolton, son of Representative Frances P. Bolton (R.-Ohio) and president of Cleveland Airways; and Reed Vreeland, president of t h e International Bank of Washing ton . Of the directors, only PorteT a n d Artamonoff will devote full t ime to operat ion of company. </p><p>G O V E R N M E N T </p><p>ODM's Reactivation Order O n Mobilization "Packages" </p><p>Order VII-4, just issued, is designed to mainta in a high state of readiness for quick reactivation of those military product ion lines vital for defense. The Office of Defense Mobilization order states that product ion equipment anticipated for mobil ization needs will b e kept in effic ient operat ing condition as "packages" a t o r near the p lants which will operate them. </p><p>A package is the complete complement of tools and equipment necessary for prod u c i n g any specific item at a plant . </p><p>The order allows for government warehous ing only when it is impossible to store a t or near the plant. Government owned e q u i p m e n t will not be leased for non-defense purposes except in extraordinary cases. Where tools or .facilities are not wholly owned, arrangements will be made t o keep the "packages" as complete as possible. Existing government leases are riot affected. </p><p>F T C Claims Radioactive Fert i l izer Not a t Al l So </p><p>Garden Research Laboratories ' RX-15, a chemical fertilizer, d id not result from a tomic research and does not contain radioact ive ingredients, claims Federal T r a d e Commission. T h e false claims of t he Madison, N . J., company must stop, accord ing to an initial decision. The comp a n y and its associated advertising agency, H u b e r I loge and Sons, . ., must further s top claiming that scientists at the Atomic Ene rgy Commission, Rutgers University, or a n y other educational institution made pho tographs showing short t ime results of RX-15 . They must also cease claiming tha t the liquid fertilizer is more powerful in tha t it supplies 3 6 0 % more plant food 1000 times faster than other fertilizers, tha t it is cheaper, and that it is the only o n e which does not injure plants. </p><p>Columbium-Tantaium O r d e r Continues </p><p>Need for colurnbiurn and tantalum and steels containing these metals is forcing cont inuat ion of regulations on these metals. T h e Business and Defense Services Ad</p><p>ministration has issued regulatory orde M-106 for eolumbium-tanta lum which i similar to the old National Production Au thority order M-80 which formerly con trolled these and allied metals. </p><p>Office of International Trade Changes Its Name </p><p>In line wi th the streamlining takin; place in the Depar tment of Commerce an&lt; other Washington agencies, t h e Bureaa Foreign Commerce is replacing the Offic of International Trade as a primary uni of the Commerce Depar tment . In addi tion to OIT's former duties, BFC is als&lt; responsible for export control operations Working closely with Business and D e tense Services, BFC's emphasis will be foreign trade promotion, especially privt* foreign investment. </p><p>Director of BFC is former OIT direc tor Loring . lacy, who is responsible tc Assistant Secretary Samuel W . Anderson BFC has three major offices: Office of Ex port Supply, for export licensing, undej John C. Borton; Office of Economic Af fairs, for country information, unde: Robert E . Simpson ( ac t ing ) ; and Office of Intelligence and Services, for commercial intelligence and trade development under mil E. Schnellbacher. </p><p>Certificates of Necessity Certificates of necessity for 54 new </p><p>facilities, amounting to $49,377,301 were issued by the Office of Defense Mobilization from Sept . 24 through Oct. 7. I i addition, 11 applications were denied Only three certificates of chemical interest were issued in this period. The largesi went to Atlantic Refining Co.. Atreco Tex.; petroleum refining; 6 5 % allowed or $2,587,470, 45-: allowed on $541,700 and 15rv allowed on $41,420. C a m ; Chemical Co., La Salle, 111., has been issued a hydrociuinone certificate for 60% allowed on $380,201 which h a d previously been denied. The last certificate went tc American Polymer Corp., Tewksbury Mass., for polyvinyl acetate; 5 0 % allowed on $358,760. Certificate grand total ii $28,187,492,000 for 18,160 facilities at ac average 6 0 % allowed. </p><p>T E C H N O L O G Y </p><p>Geobotany Points W a y to Uranium Prospecting </p><p>Geobotanical techniques in uraniuiE prospecting m a y save much t ime and effort in digging for the precious material. Methods involved are based on observations that certain plants grow more prolifi-cally near sources of selenium, and thai ash of trees rooted in ore deposits shows a relatively h igh uranium content. </p><p>This new w a y of prospecting has been tested b y Mrs . Helen Cannon of the Geological Survey in the uranium-bearing </p><p>4442 C H E M I C A L A N D E N G I N E E R I N G N E W S </p><p>INDUSTRYDow Chemical Dedicates Veazey Research CenterNorthern Paper Mills Completes Evaporation PlantGreater Efficiency In Fuels ForecastCommercial Solvents Increases Ammonia, Methanol ProductionW. C. Foster Board Chairman New Porter International Co.</p></li></ul>


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