Business & Finance: New Synthetic

New Synthetics

E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. fortnight ago announced it would erect a new textile plant and begin commercial production of Fibre 66, regarded by chemists as the first satisfactory substitute for silk in hosiery. Last week Celanese Corp. of America, third largest U. S. rayon manufacturer,* approved construction of a $10,000,000 factory near Pearisburg, Va. where it too will produce a new synthetic silk fibre. This unnamed yarn, said company officials, can be used for various textile products, does not correspond with Fibre 66. But the trade saw in the...

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