There is hardly a technical library in the world in which the volumes of the Chemical Formulary (Volumes 1-34) do not occupy a prominent place.
It does not duplicate any of the formulas included in previous volumes, but lists a wide array of modern and salable products from all branches of the chemical industries. An excellent reference for formulation problems.
I. Introduction 1
II. Adhesives 42
III. Beverages, Foods 46
IV. Cosmetics 65
V. Paints and Coatings 106
VI. Cleaners & Polishes 133
VII. Drugs 163
VIII. Polymers 171
IX. Chemical Specialties 187
X. Metal Treatment 195
Trademark Chemicals 215
Trademark Chemical Suppliers 221
Chemistry, as taught in our schools and colleges, concerns chieflysynthesis, analysis, and engineering-and properly so. It is part of the rightfoundation for the education of the chemist.
Many a chemist entering an Industry soon finds that most of the productsmanufactured by his concern are not synthetic or definite complex compounds,but are mixtures, blends, or highly complex compounds of whichhe knows little or nothing. The literature in this field, if any, may bemeager, scattered, or obsolete.
Even chemists with years of experience In one or more Industries spendconslderable time and effort in acquainting themselves with any new fieldwhich they may enter. Consulting chemists similarly have to solve problemsbrought to them from industries foreign to them. There was a definiteneed for an up-to-date compilation of formulae for chemical compoundingand treatment. Since the fields to be covered are many and varied, aneditorial board of chemists and engineers engaged in many industries wasformed.
Many publications, laboratories, manufacturing firms, and Individualshave been consulted to obtain the latest and best information. It is feltthat the formulas given in this volume will save chemists and allied workersmuch time and effort.
Manufacturers and sellers of chemicals will find, In these formulae, newuses for their products. Non-chemical executives, professional men, andInterested laymen will make through this volume a "speaking acquaintance"with products which they may be using, trying or selling.
It often happens that two Individuals using the same Ingredients in thesame formula get different results. This may be due to slight deviations inthe raw materials or unfamiliarity with the intricacies of a new technique.Accordingly, repeated experiments may be necessary to get the best results.Although many of the formulas given are being used commercially, manyhave been taken from the literature and may be subject to various errorsand omissions. This should be taken into consideration. Wherever possible,it is advisable to consult with other chemists or technical workers regardingcommercial production.