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Richard, George (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 54, Number 3 (Nov. 1952)

Berge, John
Keeping in touch with Wisconsin,   pp. 6-8


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       Clipping the wings of flying glass
                                      No matter how you travel-by land, sea,
or air-
you are protected by a sandwich of shatterproof glass
Birds flying in the airways ... pounding waves at sea...
emergencies on the highway or railroad-these are among
the many things that can cause broken windshields and
windows while you are traveling.
  That's why the windshields of America's sky giants today
are made to withstand hail, wind pressure.., and collision
with even an eight pound bird at the plane's cruising speed.
ELIMINATING A SOURCE OF DANGER-Today the
danger of razor-sharp pieces of flying glass has been vir-
tually eliminated. Most cars, trucks, trains, and ocean
liners now have safety glass as standard equipment.
  In making safety glass a sandwich of glass is made with
a tough, clear plastic spread called vinyl butyral resin. It's
this plastic that holds the razor-sharp pieces safely in place
if the glass is broken.
PLASTICS SERVE YOU IN MANY WAYS- Other
forms of highly versatile plastics go into your newest
home furnishings, kitchenware and appliances. They are
also essential to modern rainwear, paint, electrical insula-
tion, and high-strength adhesives and bonding materials.
UCC AND MODERN PLASTICS-The people of Union
Carbide, working with the glass industry, developed this
plastic for modern safety glass. This and a variety of other
plastics are but a few of many better UCC materials that
help industry serve 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 the fields of ALLOYS, CAR-
BONS, CHEMICALS, GASES, and PLASTICS. Ask for booklet J-2.
UNION CARBIDE
AND CARBON CORPORATION
30 EAST 42ND STREET     M    N E W Y 0RK I 7v N. Y.
              UCC's Trade-marked Products of Alloys, Carbons, Chemicals,
Gases, and Plastics include
        BAKELITE, KRENE, and VINYLITE Plastics * DYNEL TEXTILE FIBERS * LINDE
Oxygen - SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CHEMICALS
               ELECTROMET Alloys and Metals - HAYNES STELLITE Alloys - PREST-O-LITE
Acetylene - PYROFAX Gas
         EVEREADY Flashlights and Batteries - NATIONAL Carbons - ACHESON
Electrodes - PRESTONE and TREK Anti-Freezes
NOVEMBER, 1952
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