Manuscript Collection

Celanese Fibers Company History - Accession 889 - M404 (455)

Title

Celanese Fibers Company History - Accession 889 - M404 (455)

Files

Identifier

Accession 889 - M404 (455)

Inclusive Dates

1960

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

7 pieces

Historical Note

The Celanese Corporation of America traces its corporate origin back to 1918. Celanese then began work with cellulose acetate and other plastic potentialities. In 1927, Celanese acquired control of The Celluloid Company and a new era of plastics emerged. Thus, Celanese and its predecessor companies have been a vital force in the birth and robust growth of the plastics industry.

The Celriver Plant in Rock Hill, SC was opened in 1948 as a local acetate yarn producing unit of Celanese Corporation of America and was the first fiber plant built in South Carolina. It was located on Highway 21 next to the Catawba River. The River Walk community is now located where that plant was built.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a history of the Celanese Celriver Plant in Rock Hill, SC titled Celanese Fibers Company: A division Of Celanese Corporation Of America. The booklet published by the Celriver Plant of the Celanese Fibers Company relates the history of the company and the history and interesting facts of the Celriver Plant in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The Celriver Plant began operations on August 30, 1948. It also includes a description of acetate and the process used in production

Provenance

The Celanese Fibers Company History was deposit in the Archives on September 20, 1995.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Celanese Fibers Company History - Accession 889 - M404 (455)

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