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Union Carbide Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow Chemical Company. It currently employs more than 2,400 people. Union Carbide produces chemicals and polymers that undergo one or more further conversions by customers before reaching consumers. Some are high-volume commodities and others are specialty products meeting the needs of smaller markets. Markets served include paints and coatings, packaging, wire and cable, household products, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive, textiles, agriculture, and oil and gas. The company is a former component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.Founded in 1917, the company's researchers developed an economical way to make ethylene from natural gas liquids, such as ethane and propane, giving birth to the modern petrochemical industry. Before divesting them, the chemical giant owned consumer products Eveready and Energizer batteries, Glad bags and wraps, Simoniz car wax, and Prestone antifreeze. The company divested other businesses before being acquired by Dow Chemical on February 6, 2001, including electronic chemicals, polyurethane intermediates, industrial gases and carbon products. Wikipedia.

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EIC 1973 - Proceedings of the 11th Electrical Insulation Conference | Year: 2015

This paper will review current methods employed for vacuum deposition of polymeric thin films. parylene, the generic name for vacuum deposited poly-p-xylylene, will be emphasized. Vacuum deposition techniques have received attention because of their unique ability to form very thin insulating coatings for a variety of applications. Such films serve as dielectric coatings for circuit boards, capacitors, thermistors, and other electrical and electronic assemblies, including hybrid microelectronics. Outstanding dielectric properties coupled with true conformality and uniformity of coverage make Parylene an attractive choice for these and other end uses. © 1973 IEEE. Source

Union Carbide Corporation | Date: 2012-03-07

non-ionic surfactants, namely, aqueous solutions of alkyl polyglucosides as raw materials for use in the manufacture of personal care products.

Union Carbide Corporation | Date: 2011-03-08

Polyvinyl acetate resins.

Union Carbide Corporation | Date: 2009-06-23

hydraulic fluids.

News Article | December 11, 2015
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