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Binning, Jack (ed.) / The Wisconsin engineer
Volume 58, Number 1 (October 1953)

Drops, I. R.
Static,   pp. 62-64 ff.


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                     w nat in me worta U are silncones r
These astounding chemicals-born of sand and oil-hate water,
laugh at heat and cold, and are doing remarkable things for you and industry
SILICONES are the fabulous offspring of an unusual chem-
ical marriage between sand and oil. Sand, the basic material
for glass, gives silicones some of the best features of glass.
Oil, source of many plastics, gives silicones some of the spe-
cial qualities that have made plastics so useful to all of us.
WIPE ON ... WIPE OFF-Silicones are the secret of the
new, long-lasting automobile and furniture polishes that
you simply wipe on and wipe off. Another silicone forms
a water-tight bond between tough glass fibers and plastics
that go into radar domes for airplanes, boat hulls, even
washing machine parts.
WHEN APPLIED TO MASONRY WALLS, silicones are at
their amazing best. A one-way street for water, they keep
rainwater from penetrating, yet let inside moisture out!
THEY LAUGH AT HEAT AND COLD-Heat-resistant sili-
cone insulation protects electric motors at high tempera-
tures. Yet silicone insulation on jet plane wiring remains
flexible, even in the brutal cold of the stratosphere. And
silicone oils and greases withstand both arctic cold and
tropic heat!
SILICONES AND THE FUTURE-Even the scientists don't
know all the answers about silicones. But they do know
there is an exciting future ahead for them. The people of
Union Carbide, who pioneered in many of the special sili-
cones now used by industry, are helping to bring that future
closer to all of us.
STUDENTS and STUDENT ADVISERS: Learn more about the many
fields in which Union Carbide offers career opportunities. Write for
the free illustrated booklet "Products and Processes" which de-
scribes the various activities of UCC in tlhe fields of ALLOYS, CAR-
BONS, CHEMICALS, GASES, and PLASTICS. Ask for booklet G-2.
UNION CARBIDE
AND CARBON CORPORATION
30 EAST 42ND STREET      gip      NEW YORK 17, N.Y.
          UCC's Trade-marked Products of Alloys, Carbons, Chemicals, Gases,
and Plastics include
  LINDE Silicones * DYNEL Textile Fibers * BAKELITE, KRENE, and VINYLITE
Plastics * PRESTONE and TREK Anti-Freezes
        PREST-O-LITE Acetylene * LINDE Oxygen * ELECTROMET Alloys and Metals
* HAYNES STELLITE Alloys
SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CHEMICALS * EVEREADY Flashlights and Batteries * NATIONAL
Carbons * UNION Carbide * PYROFAX Gas
OCTOBER, 1953
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