Chemical Literature, Volume 4, Number 3, Fall 1952 Page: 4
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DIVISION OF CHEMICAL LITERATURE
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
Abstracts of Papers to be Presented at
Atlantic City, New Jersey, September 15-18, 1952
Julian F. Smith, Chairman
THE LITERATURE OF SYNTHETIC
RESINS AND PLASTICS
(Joint with Division of Paint, Varnish, and Lacquer
Chemistry and Division of Polymer Chemistry)
Gordon M. Kline, Presiding
9:00- 1. Introductory Remarks. GORDON M. KLINE, National
Bureau of Standards, Washington 25, D.C.
9:15- 2. Basic Science. HERMAN F. MARK, Brooklyn Polytechnic
Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Sources of information on the fundamentals of polymer science
will be discussed in this introductory paper. The topics
to be considered will include chemistry of polymerization,
molecular architecture of high polymers, the physical chemistry
of plastic behavior, and the relationships between
polymer structure and properties.
9:40- 3. Know How for Plastics Engineering. M. H. NICKERSON
and K. T. BARKER, DeBell and Richardson,
Inc., Hazardville, Connecticut.
Chemical Engineering in plastics follows the same fundamental
principles that apply to any other industry. The field
is so fast-moving, however, that alertness is required to
follow unremittingly Chemical Abstracts, professional journals,
patent files, government reports, manufacturers' literature,
trade publications, bibliographic compilations; and,
above all, the ideas, experience, and prognostications of
individual specialists in the field.
These various supporting sources are reviewed and a
typical example of fact finding for a vinyl chloride plant is
used in illustration.
10:05-4. Mechanical Engineering: Fabricating Methods
and Machinery. HENRY W. WEHR, JR., and GORDON
B. THAYER Plastics Technical Service,
The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan.
Searching the Mechanical Engineering literature for information
on fabricating methods and machinery should include
consideration of periodicals, manufacturers' technical data,
institutional publications, patents, textbooks, proceedings
of various professional societies, bibliographies, unpublished
data, foreign literature, dissertations and abstracts.
This paper has been prepared to guide people in the fields
of plastics fabrication as well as outsiders interested in
plastics to the available information. A bibliography of source
material has been prepared, with suggestions for obtaining
some types of information which are not widely available.
10:30- 5. Properties and Applications of Modern Plastics.
THOMAS HAZEN and A. J. WEITH, Bakelite Company,
A Division of Union Carbide and Carbon
Corporation, 300 Madison Avenue, New York 17,
Charlotte S. Schaler, Secretary
The specialized forms, properties and uses of various types
of plastic materials are reviewed with the aid of charts,
illustrations and examples.
A detailed bibliography covers the sources of information
used as reference.
10:55- 6. Test Methods and Standards. GORDON M. KLINE,
National Bureau of Standards, Washington 25, D.C.
Sources of information on testing procedures will be reviewed.
This discussion will include both novel methods in
process of development and standard methods of various
organizations and countries. Specification literature in this
country and abroad will be covered by itemizing the types
available from various agencies and standardizing bodies.
11:20-7. Plastics Literature in Government Reports,
JAMES KANEGIS, Office of Technical Services,
Washington 25, D. C., and IRVIN WOLOCK, National
Bureau of Standards, Department of Commerce,
Washington 25, D. C.
The United States Government finances approximately twothirds
of the research currently conducted in this country.
It is not surprising therefore to find that government reports
are a valuable source of literature on plastics.
The government bureaus to be contacted in making a search
of the literature depends somewhat on the type of information
desired. In general, the monthly catalogs of the Government
Printing Office will be a useful starting point. There are
several publications of the Office of Technical Services
which list most of the publications received by that Bureau,
but a more comprehensive search would involve going through
its card file in Washington.
The National Bureau of Standards has several regular
publications, including a monthly bulletin listing all of its
reports. The Department of Agriculture and the Atomic Energy
Commission, both of which issue reports concerning plastics
from time to time, issue regular indices listing all unclassified
reports put out by each agency. The National Advisory
Committee for Aeronautics sponsors numerous projects involving
studies of plastics used in aircraft. These are cov
ered in its research abstracts. Reports on classified projects
sponsored by the Defense Department are described in pub*
lications or abstracts of the Central Air Documents Office
and the Navy Research Section of the Library of Congress
and naturally are restricted in circulation. The Department
of Commerce and the U.S. Tariff Commission occasionally
issue publications of interest to those involved in the con'
mercial aspects of plastics.
In addition, there are numerous other agencies which might
also have information on various aspects of plastics. Con'
tacting these agencies may depend on the ingenuity of the
searcher. This can be facilitated by a cursory knowledge of
11:45- Discus s ion.
SYMPOSIUM ON ABSTRACTING
Robert P. Ware, Presiding
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