Automatic weigh tanks arranged in horizontal and vertical tandem are representative of the modern bulk handling equipment installed throughout the May plant of E.I. du Pont Nemours & Company at Camden, South Carolina for manufacturing Orlon acrylic fiber.
For Mother's Day gift, this frilly, feminine blouse in smooth, opaque nylon tricot will delight even the most practical person because of nylons easy care qualities. Light in weight but not too sheer, the blouse can be easily and quickly washed, dried on a towel and worn without ironing. The strength of DuPont's nylon also assures long wear and good abrasion and tear resistance. A pleated ruffle and nylon lace inserts dress up this Jo Lynn design, which is suitable for wear with suits or alone.
An important outgrowth of an industrial development is new employment. Nylon has created, in the DuPont Company alone, more than 7,000 new jobs, many of which are in the sizing operation-a major step in the production of nylon yarn. This photo, at the Seaford, Delaware plant, shows protective coating of size being applied as yarn passes over rollers saturated with the mixture. Rollers revolve in the trough through which size is pumped. Sizing yarn is an old textile process, but a special solution has to be developed for nylon. It gives protection to tiny filaments during knitting or weaving. After sizing, yarn is stored in a controlled atmosphere for 36 hours to permit the solution to set. Knitters and weavers boil off the solution in the final manufacturing step.
Nylon filaments to be used as sutures or fishing leader is shown in this photograph being wound upon spools preparatory to shipment. Photograph take at the Arlington, New Jersey plant of the Plastics Department of E.I. du Pont Nemours & Company.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator), Stewart, Willard S., 1915-2003 (photographer)
One entire wall in the living room of The Nylon Suite, a new deluxe feature of the Hotel DuPont is covered with draperies made of an F. Schumacher & Company floral pattern screen print. Predominantly grey in tone the drapes are all nylon twill, lined with white nylon twill. When pulled aside, the draperies reveal windows with nylon marquisette curtains. The chair and ottoman are upholstered in Schumacher's nylon organzine damask in the Broken Tree Stump pattern, which practical tests show to be longwearing, slow to soil and easily washed and cleaned. The floors of the suite are covered with James Lees and Sons Company's Sculptex carpet in grey green, with face consisting of longwearing all nylon, which does not attract moths or other insects.