General view of the salt kettle preparation area used during the early stages of nylon production and research at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware. During the production of nylon, adipic acid and Hexamethylenediamine are crystallized in a stainless steel kettle to form nylon salt, which is then heated in an autoclave to produce nylon polymer.
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“General View of the Salt Kettle Preparation Area,” March 26, 1937. Joseph X. Labovsky Collection of Nylon Photographs and Ephemera, Box 1. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/kp78gg402.
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