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Cellulose Acetate: its Manufacture and Applications

Nature volume 131, page 454 (01 April 1933) | Download Citation



IT is difficult to keep closely in touch with the development in those branches of industry which become successful and popular at a particular time, because the technical discoveries are either obscured in the form of patents or explained in special journals which are seen only by the few. Hence it is not until some expert considers it advisable to disclose his knowledge in book form that a general perspective of the subject can be obtained by the outsider. This is particularly true of the cellulose acetate industry and its applications in the form of rayon and elsewhere, and Mr. Lips-comb's effort is sure of a receptive public. It is written from a dual point of view, aiming both at giving a complete account of the manufacture of cellulose acetate from its raw materials, including a full account of the up-to-date methods of making these, and also at summarising the very considerable patent literature: a list of these patents is included in a special index.

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