E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Organic Chemicals Department, Dyestuffs Division manuals and notebooks1924-1977
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In 1931, the department was absorbed into the Organic Chemicals Department. DuPont's dyestuffs research peaked in the 1950s, with Jackson Lababoratory chemists developing dyes for DuPont's Orlon and Dacron synthetic fibers, and then declined in the mid-1960s due to increased international competition. The DuPont Company restructured its Organic Chemicals Department in 1978 and it was absorbed into the Chemicals, Dyes, and Pigments Department. DuPont left the dye industry completely in 1980.
Scope and Content
Some of the notebooks include textile and paper samples showing dye results and there is one notebook from the Newport Chemical Works, a company which was purchased by the DuPont Company in 1931. These records provide technical information about DuPont's dye processes.
One notebook contains a trade listing of all American made dyes and pigments; government statistics on dyes imported into the United States in 1972; a listing of DuPont fibers technical bulletins for 1977; a trade summary of all synthetic fibers produced in the U.S. in 1974; guidelines on the use of DuPont dye trademarks; an information guide on color and its measurement. Another contains contains spectral curves and Klopman letters for DuPont dyes ranging from A (acetamine) to L (Latyl).
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