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Catalog Number 2016.001.020A-B
Description Chemelex Patches, c. 1969-1999. Two white rectangularly patches with rounded edges. Thicker, outer stitching is also white. "CHEMELEX" is embroidered with blue thread in patch's center. Back of patch has appliqué coating. One patch has thread ends taped down with small piece of masking tape.
Object Name Patch, Insignia
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Chemelex Patches, c. 1969-1999
Date 1969-1999
Inscription Text "CHEMELEX" (embroidered in blue thread in center).
Notes "Raychem was founded on January 1, 1957. It grew rapidly by creating proprietary new products based on Radiation processing of polymers to meet critical and difficult industry needs for electrical circuit integrity in harsh environments. Included in these initial products were irradiated wire insulation and heat shrinkable tubing. Markets included Aerospace, Military, Automotive, Telecommunications and Electrical Power Generation markets.
"In 1968, Raychem acquired Chemelex leading Raychem to extend its radiation polymer processing technology to polymers filled with conductive carbon creating a family of "Self Limiting Heaters". This technology was further extended to produce resettable switches forming the enabling technology for the "Polyswitch" Division.
"As Raychem grew into a world class Material Science Company, additional technologies explored, developed and taken to market were Heat Recoverable Metals, Piezoelectric Materials (Elographics), Silicone Gels (Geltek) and Liquid Crystals (Taliq).
"Each year, Raychem devoted between 8 and 10 percent of sales into Research and Development resulting in thousands of new products based on the technologies listed above. Research and Product Development labaratories, in addition to Menlo Park and Redwood City were established in Swindon, UK, Kessel-Lo, Belgium, Ottobrunn, Germany, Pontois, France and Japan.
"Manning these laboratories were an extremely creative and talented group of scientists and engineers who found innovative ways to use technologies to create new products."
[http://blog.heatshrinksleeves.com/2015/09/raychem-history.html 12/31/2015]
Dimensions H-1.75 W-4.25 D-0.125 inches
Search Terms Chemelex Inc., Redwood City
Clothing
Embrodiery
Menlo Park
Raychem
Redwood City
Redwood City - Business
Subjects Applique
Clothing & dress
Embroidery
Insignia
Symbols
Thread