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    • 1963

    Portrait of German-American physicist John J. (John Josef) Grebe (1900-1984), best known for his contributions to the plastics industry, including the development of polystyrene, Styrofoam, and Saran plastics.

    After…

    • 1964

    General view of a promotional display for Styrofoam insulation detailing the material's efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and resistance to rot, mold, and deterioration. Invented in 1941 by researchers in Dow's Chemical…

    • 1964

    General view of a promotional display for Styrofoam insulation detailing the material's use in roofing. Invented in 1941 by researchers in Dow's Chemical Physics Lab, "Styrofoam" properly refers to the Dow Chemical…

    • 1946

    General view of an unidentified employee inspecting a piece of Saran Wrap at a Dow Chemical Company facility. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and equipment for transport during World War II, saran…

    • 1963

    General view of assorted marketing materials for Dow Saran Wrap, including an advertising schedule and promotional tie-ins related to the Pillsbury Bake-off. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and…

    • 1965

    General view of two stacked display packs for Saran Wrap Squares. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and equipment for transport during World War II, saran plastic was subsequently developed and marketed…

    • 1965

    General view of an artist's rendering of packaging for Dow Handi-Wrap sandwich bags. Introduced in the 1960's, Dow Handi-Wrap was an economy plastic wrap specifically marketed for use in lunchboxes and for its ability…

    • 1964

    General view of a promotional gift box containing assorted Dow plastics products, including Saran Wrap and Handi-Wrap sandwich bags. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and equipment for transport during…

    • 1946

    Advertising still featuring a female model seated in a lawn chair made from saran plastic. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and equipment for transport during World War II, saran plastic was…

    • 1964

    General view of two children seated in front of a Christmas tree decorated with icicles made from saran plastic. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and equipment for transport during World War II, saran…

    • 1968

    General view of a female model posed with a shopping cart containing assorted Dow Chemical Company consumer products next to a grocery store display for Dow Handi-Wrap. Introduced in the 1960's, Dow Handi-Wrap was an…

    • 1948

    Two views of a trade show display featuring a range of plastic household items made from Dow Styron, the trade name for Styrenic plastics manufactured and sold by the Dow Chemical Company for a variety of consumer…

    • 1946

    General view of a female model sitting on plastic packaging made from Dow Styron to demonstrate the packaging's durability. Styron is the trade name for Styrenic plastics historically manufactured and sold by the Dow…

    • 1949

    General view of a sales display for a range of plastic household items made from Dow Styron, the trade name for Styrenic plastics manufactured and sold by the Dow Chemical Company for a variety of consumer applications.

    • 1952 – 1964 (Inclusive dates of objects depicted)
    • 1965 (Date attributed to photographs)

    Two advertising stills featuring examples of various Saran Wrap packaging. Each package is marked with a corresponding date of production ranging from 1952 to 1964. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and…

    • 1952

    General view of assorted tools used in the production of Styron at the Dow Chemical Company facilities located in Midland, Michigan. Styron is the trade name for Styrenic plastics historically manufactured and sold by…

    • 1952

    General view of assorted tools, including a Pressley Fiber Strength Tester, used in the production of Styron at the Dow Chemical Company facilities located in Midland, Michigan. Styron is the trade name for Styrenic…

    • 1942

    General view of an unidentified employee at work in the Styron manufacturing facilities at the Dow Chemical Company plant located in Midland, Michigan. Styron is the trade name for Styrenic plastics historically…

    • 1950s

    General view of employees examining a Styron belt (also known as a ribbon) as it is extruded from a machine in the Styron manufacturing facilities at the Dow Chemical Company plant located in Midland, Michigan. Per…

    • 1950s

    General view of unidentified employees at work in the Styron manufacturing facilities at the Dow Chemical Company plant located in Midland, Michigan. A Styron belt (also known as a ribbon) is visible being extruded from…

    • 1965

    General view of packaged rolls of saran film at a Dow Chemical Company manufacturing facility in Midland, Michigan. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and equipment for transport during World War II,…

    • circa 1953

    General view of Dow employee Lou Friederick presenting on the chemical processes underlying the production of plasticizers, such as saran film, at the Dow Chemical Company. Friederick is seen using a pointer to…

    • 1957

    Close-up view of an unidentified employee at work in the saran film manufacturing facilities at the Dow Chemical Company plant located in Midland, Michigan. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and…

    • 1972

    General view of a conveyor belt transporting cases of Saran Wrap at a Dow Chemical Company manufacturing facility in Midland, Michigan. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and equipment for transport…

    • 1972

    General view of two unidentified employees prepping cases of Saran Wrap for transport at a Dow Chemical Company manufacturing facility in Midland, Michigan. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and…