• Short Summary

    The synthetic rubber industry (Special for Singapore)

  • Description

    300 ft SOF - Interview with Mr. D. Bennett, managing director of the International Synthetic Rubber Co. Ltd., Southampton.



    500 ft mute.


    Roll 1.
    GVs of ISR Co plant; tilt down pipe carrying liquid chemical into vat (of soap solution used a 'vehicle' for the chemicals); sacks of potassium sulphate being opened and emptied through a grating into a vat below; small amounts of liquid chemical being mixed to make different grades of synthetic rubber; GV of mixing room; CUs bags of powder chemicals.


    Roll 2.
    A complex of pipes; GV reactor room where the two basic chemicals (styrene and butadine) are mixed; SVs and CUs fireman making air test for explosive gases; GV reactor room - men doing maintenance work; CU pressure gauge; GV the six reactors; GV reactor building; PAN along pipes leading from reactors into the building where the liquid mix becomes solid synthetic rubber.


    Roll 3.
    Basic synthetic rubber - looking like brown breadcrumbs; CUs as it swirls around in a vat; CUs as raw product is shaken onto belt and under rollers pressing and warming the synthetic in start of drying process; wide angle shot from vat to rollers; CU of shoots coming from under rollers; GV of ovens in which drying is completed and the synthetic pressed into 80-pound blocks; CU blocks shot onto conveyor belt.


    Roll 4.
    CUs of 80-lb blocks; CU of worker cutting off samples for lab tests; samples laid out on table; blocks coming off conveyor and being loaded into containers fork-lift trucks putting laden containers on scales and finally taking them away for stacking.


    Roll 5.
    A 15-ton lorry loading with synthetic rubber (worth GBP3,000) and moving off; tankers (name Bulwark on side) bringing some of the liquid chemical used into the plant - this should be out into the opening sequences in conjunction with the CUs GVs and PANs of pipes running along roadside bringing most of chemical used from nearby oil refinery; establishing shots; general activity.



    FYI: The rolls have been printed in this order - 4, 2, 3, 5, 1. The International Synthetic Rubber Co. Ltd. is owned by major companies including Dunlop, etc. No shots of finished products such as tyres, piping, etc. - the raw synthetic rubber is produced at Southampton, then transported to factories in the Midland where the tyres, etc are made.




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    Background: The synthetic rubber industry (Special for Singapore)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACOYQ20YJ5PZZEA6NRP4E43X2U
    Media URN:
    VLVACOYQ20YJ5PZZEA6NRP4E43X2U
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:12:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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