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Holden, E. K. (Ellsworth K.), 1925-1991

Existence: 1925 - 1991


  • Existence: 1925 - 1991

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

DuPont Corfam® photographs

Accession: 2011-206

Corfam® was a synthetic substitute for leather. Collection consists of photographs related to the development and manufacture of DuPont's Corfam® synthetic leather at the Newburgh, New York Corfam® pilot plant and research facility.

Dates: 1964

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Poromeric Products Division, Corfam poromeric archives

Accession: 2498

Around 1950, DuPont's Newburgh, New York, Fabrikoid laboratory began working on a non-woven fabric that would be a true leather substitute. The resulting product was marketed under the trademark "Corfam," beginning in 1965. DuPont terminated production in 1972 but licensed the technology to Poland. This small collection includes a range of documents describing the origins of DuPont's Corfam project and assessing the reasons for its failure.

Dates: 1954-2010

Additional filters:

Footwear 1
Leather -- Sample books 1
Textile factories 1
Textile fibers, Synthetic 1
Textile industry 1