Advertisement for "RADA," or rosin-amine-D-acetate, a water soluble chemical manufactured by the Hercules Powder Company for use as a corrosion inhibitor and to control bacteria in water flooding systems, among other applications.
Formed in 1912 as part of an anti-trust settlement with DuPont, the Hercules Powder Company (later Hercules Inc.) initially specialized in the manufacture of explosives and smokeless powders and subsequently diversified its business to encompass a variety of industrial products, including pine and paper chemicals, synthetics, pigments, polymers, and cellulose.
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Hercules Incorporated. “A New, Low-Cost Way to Cut Both Corrosion and Bacteria...Hercules ‘RADA.’” 1949 Hercules Advertisements, 1949. Records of Hercules Incorporated, Volume 1949. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/8049g576q.
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