Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Incorporated in 1912, Atlas Powder Company functioned as an independent explosives and chemicals company until 1971, when it was purchased by Imperial Chemical Industries Limited (U.K.) and became its American affiliate under the name ICI Americas, Inc. The collection consists of minutes, reports, and correspondence from Atlas in addition to both predecessor and subsidiary companies.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company, established in 1802. In 1910, the DuPont Company purchased the Fabrikoid Company of Newburgh, New York, which had developed a textile coating process. This collection consists of two copy photographs showing groups of employees outside.
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.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company. In 1910, the DuPont Company purchased the Fabrikoid Company of Newburgh, New York, which had developed a textile coating process. This item is a portfolio of separate pages with two photographs per page placed in a folder made of blue Fabrikoid. The photographs illustrate Fabrikoid, a DuPont Company artificial leather material, used as upholstery and in a variety of commercial and residential interior applications.
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.