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Richard, George (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 59, Number 5 (Nov. 1957)

[Cover] Wisconsin alumnus,   pp. [1]-2


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Nature was working for you... a billion years ago
                                      Age-old natural gas supplies the raw
materials
      for everything from new textile fibers to wonder drugs
CENTURIES BEFORE the time of man,
great masses of plant and animal life
were buried under layers of earth, rock,
and water. Gradually, natural chemical
reactions changed that buried matter
into gas and oil.
The great importance of natural gas
began when scientists learned to sepa-
rate and use its parts. For example, out
of Union Carbide's pioneering research
in petro-chemistry came "Prestone" all-
winter anti-freeze, which took the worry
out of cold weather driving.
Life-saving antibiotics and excit-
ing new textiles are also yours because
of petro-chemicals. Then there are to-
day's plastics . . . such as soft, pliable
polyethylene film used as a protective
wrapping for everything from food to
clothing.., and vinyl plastics that bring
you tough, wear-resistant floor tiles and
unbreakable phonograph records.
Wherever you turn today, you'll
find something that's been made better
by the magic touch of chemicals from
the people of Union Carbide.
STUDENTS AND STUDENT AD-
VISERS: Learn more about ca-
reer opportunities with Union
Carbide in ALLOYS, CARBONS,
CHEMICALS, GASES, and PLAS-
TICS. Write for the 1957 edition
of "Products and Processes"
booklet J-2. Union Carbide Cor-
poration, 30 East 42nd St., New
York 17, N. Y In Canada, Union
Carbide Canada Ltd., Toronto.
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                                   UCC's Trade-marked Products include
SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CHEMICALS  LINDE Oxygen   PRESTONE Anti-Freeze HAYNES STELLITE
Alloys Dynel Textile Fibers
CRAG Agricultural Chemicals  PREST-O-LITE Acetylene  EVEREADY Flashlights
and Batteries  ELECTROMET Alloys and Metals
BAKELITE, \INYLITE, and KRENE Plastics  PYROFAX Gas  NATIONAL Carbons UNION
Calcium Carbide  UNION CARBIDE Silicones
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