Bales of raw cotton linters composed of short, raw cotton fibers left on the boll after the larger fibers have been removed. These constitute the principal raw materials used in the manufacture of finishes by DuPont.
An automatic weighing machine at left drops frozen airplane rivets, previously cooled to about 45 below zero Fahrenheit, into cellophane bags, which are then heat sealed by machine at right. They will now go to holding refrigerators, until called for on the assembly line.
The DuPont Film Department's sales development and technical service laboratory in Chestnut Run is one of the most modern and complete of its kind. Built at a cost of $1 million, this laboratory provides technical assistance to customers and explores new packaging and industrial markets for films.