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Hacker, Robert W. (ed.) / The Wisconsin engineer
Volume 53, Number 4 (January 1949)

[Cover] The Wisconsin engineer,   pp. [unnumbered]-3


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Recently the movie people filmed an oil         Dow research is continuous
ir
gusher scene, using Methocel (Dow Methyl-       This is only one chemical
of is
cellulose). This unusual material thickens      vital to American industry
a
water, giving a solution which, with the right    that Dow has developed.
color added, resembles oil. Why go to such      Dow produces more than five
I
lengths? Because, Methocel solutions are non-     tial chemicals from plants
locate
inflammable, harmless to    actors and    are    Texas, California, and Canada.
readily washed off with water.                  major industrial chemicals,
g
This, of course, is not a vital use of Methocel.  fungicides, agricultural
chemical
But it does indicate Methocel's great variety     chemicals-new   products
wh
of applications. Countless industries, including  reflect Dow's constant
efforts
paper, paint, leather, textiles, drug and cos-    higher our standards of
living.
metics, utilize its widely applicable properties
as a dispersing, thickening, stabilizing, emulsi-
fying, binding and coating agent.
THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY * MIDLAND, MICHIGAN
New York . Boston * Philadelphia  * Washington . Cleveland . Detroit . Chicago
          Los Angeles  *  Seattle  *  St. Louis  *  Houston  .  San Francisco
                 Dow Chemical of Canada, Limited, Toronto, Canada
 TO IN1
i all divisions.
iany chemicals
nd agriculture
hundred essen-
ed in Michigan,
These include
ermiciles and
s and "special"
ich especially
to raise still
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MICALS INDISPENSABLE
)USTRY AND AORICULTURE
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JANUARY, 1949
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