Production — Plastic material made by a new process
Overcoming metal shortage is a big problem in trailer manufacture.
Western Trailer Company of Los Angeles has been able to replace metal fenders (wheel wells) successfully with plastic material made by a new process.
Paper of forty pounds weight runs from rolls to a tent containing a glue-like solution. After it absorbs this solution, the operator breaks its stiffness by wadding and squeezing.
Source: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection; Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)