Oral history interview with Oscar De Sylva 1974

 

Name
De Sylva, Oscar (Interviewee)
Nackman, Mark E (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Oscar De Sylva 1974
Abstract
The Depression; chemist for Shellmar; lamination research, 1930s; pliofilm, cellophane, cellulose acetate, development of lacquers; packaging for army rations; gas capes and aircraft engine bag development, World War II; lead foil structures; developmental and service lab expansion; saran, polyester, mylar packaging; merger with Continental Can, changes in research and development organization; met alized products development; association with Interchemical; squeeze bag margarine; flexible package manual; Polaroid film development; research department move to Chicago; installation of Production Engineering Department; importance of ethical rapport with customers; new developments in flexible packaging.
Collection Name
Continental Group project
Subjects
Chemists; Plastics in packaging; Packaging--Research; Research, Industrial; Consolidation and merger of corporations; De Sylva, Oscar; Continental Can Company
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1974
Note (Biographical)
Chemist.
Note
Interviewed by Mark E. Nackman on October 1, 1974.
Note (Provenance)
Oscar De Sylva, Gift 1975
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13537022
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-cgyk-a956
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.