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    • 1987-May-16 (Second session)
    • 1987-May-15 (First session)

    Gordon M. Kline begins the interview by discussing his work at the National Bureau of Standards during the 1930s, where he focussed on applications of organic resins to aviation. This is followed by a general discussion…

    • 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

    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…

    • 1972

    General view of sheets of saran film moving through a rolling machine 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

    Elevated view of a conveyor belt transporting boxes 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 a conveyor belt transporting rolls 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…

    • 1955

    Elevated view of a conveyor belt transporting boxes 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…

    • 1987 – 1988

    Two views of an unidentified employee observing the extrusion of a saran bubble from a rolling machine at the Dow Chemical Company plant in Midland, Michigan. During production, saran film passed through a series of…

    • 1984

    Two views of a tour group observing the extrusion of a saran bubble from a rolling machine at the Dow Chemical Company plant in Midland, Michigan. The individuals visible in the photograph are identified as follows…

    • 1993

    Four views showing various stages of the extrusion of saran bubbles from a rolling machine at the Dow Chemical Company plant in Midland, Michigan. The employee visible in the photographs is unidentified. During…

    • 1987

    Color photograph showing a saran bubble as it is extruded from a machine during the production of saran film at the Dow Chemical Company plant in Midland, Michigan. The individuals visible behind the bubble, likely…

    • 1965

    General view of an unidentified employee observing the extrusion of saran bubbles from rolling machines at the Dow Chemical Company plant in Midland, Michigan. During production, saran film passed through a series of…

    • 1970s

    General view of an unidentified employee observing the extrusion of a saran bubble from a rolling machine at the Dow Chemical Company plant in Midland, Michigan. During production, saran film passed through a series of…

    • 1957

    General view of the extrusion of saran bubbles from rolling machines at the Dow Chemical Company plant in Midland, Michigan. During production, molten saran polymer was extruded from circular dies, then cooled and…