Group photograph taken to mark the development of the NARPOL aircraft coating system at the Naval Air Engineering Center's Aeronautical Materials Laboratory, Polymer Division. NARPOL is a partially fluorinated polyphenyl ester polymer used to coat aircraft metals. Several canisters of NARPOL primers and coatings, as well as a model aircraft are visible on the table. The individuals present in the photograph are identified as follows (left to right): Mr. C.A. Cassola (High Polymer Division Superintendent); Mr. W.W. Howerton (Polymer chemist); Cdr. R.L. Abbott (Laboratory Director); and Mr. J. Hartley Bowen (Technical Director).
Naval Air Engineering Center (U.S.), and United States. Navy. “Polymer Laboratory at the Naval Air Engineering Center,” April 19, 1968. Photographs from the Papers of J. Hartley Bowen, Box 1. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/n296wz170.
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