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Standard operating procedures from the Du Pont Corporation


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Du Pont was founded in 1802 as a manufacturer of gunpowder. Over the years their product lines developed and, by the early 20th century, they were leading manufacturer of synthetics, including Nylon, Teflon, Tyvek, Dacron, Orlon and Kevlar. Over the years Du Pont divested itself of certain divisions and added new ones. It is still active today as a leading provider of communications technologies, coatings, and agricultural products.

This collection is comprised of typewritten production procedures collected into binders. The volumes give a comprehensive overview of the state of the Du Pont Corporation in the mid-1940s. In addition to recipes for the manufacture of their various products, they also provide information on which plants were doing what.

Source of acquisition--Norling, Parry. Method of acquisition--Gift;; Date of acquisition--2007..

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