Bulletin of the National Association of Wool Manufacturers Volume 46

Bulletin of the National Association of Wool Manufacturers Volume 46

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...dyes, this industry has now grown to more than 900 different dyes involving more than 300 other chemical products, themselves not dyes, but needful in the making of the dyes proper. The activities that led to the development of the dye industry brought with them phenomenal developments in synthetic, medicinal, and pharmaceutical products, synthetic perfumes, photographic chemicals, explosives, disinfectants, and means of scientific study and investigation which were not foreseeable a half century ago. Collateral thereto, but none the less important, the technique, information, and point of view so evolved has had a mighty and stimulating effect upon many other branches of chemical industrial endeavor, all outside coal tar chemistry. Few, if any, chemical activities have been so catholic in their fields of endeavor and so all-pervading in their effects. Fifty years ago the commercial future of the coal tar dye industry seemed limited; its possibilities, direct and indirect, did not appeal with any great force to any but the Germans; the industry as it stands to-day is a monument to constructive imagination, a willingness to make and market small amounts, dogged persistence, and the very perfection of salesmanship and operating organization. With but one exception, alizarin, the whole industry must then have seemed as though it would never outgrow the "pot-and-kettle" stage, that is, manufacture in small units--a "toy" industry, in other words. In 1913 Germany had 22 going concerns making coal tar dyes; these are the survivors among 39 concerns, of which 11 were abandoned and 6 were absorbed. The latest figures available for Germany's export business in normal times are those for 1913; in that year Germany exported...
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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236970101
  • 9781236970107