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Forty years of firsts : the recollections of a Dow Corning pioneer

Author: Earl L Warrick; Jeannine Marschner
Publisher: New York, NY : McGraw-Hill, ©1990.
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Booknews: Warrick was one of the creators of commercial silicone. He provides an insider's look at the business and scientific history of Dow Corning, recounting the research, product and materials development, and the major participants.
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Genre/Form: History
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Warrick, Earl L.
Forty years of firsts.
New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1990
(OCoLC)645450475
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Earl L Warrick; Jeannine Marschner
ISBN: 0070683301 9780070683303
OCLC Number: 20056505
Description: xiv, 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Vision: --
Dreamer and the organic chemist: --
First experiments --
Rockefeller center window --
Corning's Fiber Products Division --
General Electric pays a visit --
Mellon Connection: --
Mac come to Mellon --
My "summer" job --
Two-man fellowship --
Glass block project --
On the road to silicones --
Corning and Mellon team up: --
Mellon fellow meet Dr Hyde --
Joint program agenda --
Evolution Of Chemical Research: --
Brief history of organosilicon chemistry --
Polymer chemistry --
Laboratories of the 1930s --
Joint research Begins: --
Corning group --
Rickover connection: "I want it tomorrow!" --
Corning group expands --
Mellon studies --
Dow Chemical lends a hand --
Research Progresses: --
Early findings at Mellon --
More basic research at Corning --
Publishing And Patenting: --
General Electric's surprise presentation --
Corning and General Electric publish findings --
Accelerating the patent effort --
War takes its toll --
Dow Chemical Takes An Active Role: --
Collings heads up silicone research --
Joint Venture Takes Shape: --
Dow and Corning joint venture meeting --
Setting the research agenda --
First product: Dow Corning 4 compound --
Research Progress At Dow: --
Dr Hunter's group --
Dr Barry's group --
Scale-up of basic production --
Formalizing the joint venture: --
Announcement of the Dow Corning Division --
First employee --
Progress report --
Researchers meet --
Joint venture is born --
War Years: Building The Business: --
Start-up: --
Directors and officers --
Operating agreements --
Report of the first fiscal year --
Capital funding --
Production begins: --
Starting materials --
Finished products --
Plant is built: --
Rickover visit: magnesium, please --
Construction begins --
Production moves to the new plant site --
Official start-up of the Dow Corning plant --
Expanding the work force --
Establishing departments --
Progress report --
Research progresses: --
Corning group --
Studies at Mellon --
Progress at Dow --
Translating the research: product development --
Postwar Years: New Products, New Markets: --
First postwar products: --
Tire-mold release: Dow Corning 35 emulsion --
Rescuing the bakeries: pan glaze --
First consumer product: Sight savers --
Electrical products --
Expansion: --
Branching out: New York, Chicago, Cleveland --
More sales offices: Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, Washington --
International beginnings --
Personnel expansion --
Supervisory training --
Spreading the word: advertising and publicity: --
Advertising --
Publicizing silicones --
More new products: --
Product engineering labs --
Specialty products --
Product management --
Chemistry And Production In The Postwar Years: --
Production advances: --
Grignard production --
Direct process --
Polymer production --
Fluid bed techniques --
Water-repellent products --
Advances --
Trichlorosilane and the Barry process --
Plant expansion: --
First plant outside Midland --
New plants --
Advances in silicone chemistry: --
Pioneers of progress --
Patents --
Midland groups: research and analysis --
Pennsylvania State University --
Corning group --
Mellon group --
Collings Era: Personal Leadership: --
Dr William R Collings: the man --
Product development and management: --
Product sales managers --
Textile and leather treatments --
Project development center --
International business: --
Dow Corning International S A --
Dow Corning A G --
Sogesil --
Japan --
Overseas personnel --
Collings's last visit to Europe --
New Business: --
Center for aid to medical research --
Silicon business --
Chemical research: --
Chemical engineering achievement award --
Mellon research --
Midland groups --
Shailer L Bass: Entrepreneurial Management: --
Shailer L Bass --
Reorganization --
Business Ventures: --
Alpha Molykote Corporation --
Ophthalmics --
Silicon sales --
Center for aid to medical research --
Medical products business --
Facilities expansion: --
Sealants plant --
Medical products plant --
Rubber compounding facility --
Carrollton, Kentucky plant --
Personnel migrations at the sealants plant --
corporate center --
International business: --
Alpha Molykote Europe --
Canada: Armet Industries --
Japan: Fuji Kobunshi (Fuji Polymer) --
International restructuring --
Shin-Etsu Handotai --
Toray Silicone Company Ltd --
Sydney Australia --
Seneffe, Belgium --
Research and development: --
Kipping award --
Patent department --
New-product sales --
Bioscience research laboratories --
Sealants --
Silastic --
Resins --
Basic chemistry --
Analytical Department --
Organofunctional chemistry --
Goggin Era: Multidimensional Organization: --
Dr William C Goggin --
Multidimensional organization: evolutionary steps --
Economic evaluation --
Board book --
Establishing the businesses --
Corporate objectives --
New business staging --
Strike at the Midland plant --
Ninth business: new projects --
What's new --
Moon products --
Further restructuring: basic businesses: --
Electronic Products Business --
Medical Products Business --
Silicone Rubber Business --
Encapsulants and Sealants Business --
Resins and Chemicals Business --
International Business: --
Pacific area --
European area --
Multidimensional organization: phase two --
Dr Hyde is honored --
Facilities: --
Alpha Molykote plant --
Corporate planning --
Seneffe, Belgium, plant --
More reorganization: --
Area Operating Board --
Corporate Business Board --
Evaluation System --
Ludington Years: Self-Sufficiency, Consolidation, Growth: --
Corporate self-sufficiency --
Growth and development: --
Corporate center --
1970s --
1980s: big opportunities, rapid change --
Cultural sensitivity --
Silicone Research: --
C resin --
Silicone-organic block copolymers --
Emulsion polymerization (silicone-based water emulsions) --
Professional research ladder --
Expansion of worldwide research efforts --
Technical achievement awards --
Health and safety: --
Ecology committee --
Health and Safety Board --
Code of Business Conduct --
Quality initiative --
Taking a bow --
Awards and honors --
Research honors --
Fortieth anniversary: a history of achievement-a future of success --
Epilogue --
Index of names --
Subject index.
Other Titles: 40 years of firsts :
Responsibility: Earl L. Warrick ; edited by Jeannine Marschner.

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Booknews: Warrick was one of the creators of commercial silicone. He provides an insider's look at the business and scientific history of Dow Corning, recounting the research, product and materials development, and the major participants.

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