Business: CO2 Merger

Dry-Ice is the patented trade name of the product of Dryice Corp. It has become the popular name for the products of its competitors as well. Dry-Ice is solid carbon dioxide, an efficient refrigerant. Last week Dryice Corp., pioneer in the field and largely owned by Capitalist August Heckscher, merged with its old rival Solid Carbonic Co., a concern closely affiliated with the du Pont interests. Although the merged companies will control more than half of the industry's capacity, they will not lack formidable competition Much of it will come from powerful-privately-held Michigan...

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