A Guide to the Roy M. Martin Papers, 1978-1996. Call Number Mss1 M3656 a FA2
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Roy M. Martin papers, 1978-1996 (Mss1 M3656 a FA2), Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va.
Gift of Roy M. Martin, Richmond, Va., in 2005. Accessioned 26 July 2007.
Virginia Historical Society
Mss1 M3656 a FA2
Roy M. Martin Papers, 1978-1996
62 folders (2 linear feet)
Historical and administrative materials relating to Reynolds International, Inc., a subsidiary of Reynolds Metals Company, and its involvement with establishing an aluminum manufacturing plant, Sayanal Joint Venture, in Sayanagorsh, Siberia; and Roy M. Martin’s oversight of the new facility’s development.
Scope and Content Information
This collection consists of various manuals used by Reynolds International, Inc. (RII) as part of the technology supplied by RII for the construction and startup of the Sayanal Joint Venture in Sayanagorsh, Siberia. Sayanal was a continuous casting, foil rolling, and converting plant in which RII held approximately a fifteen percent interest. This enterprise employed around 5,000 individuals. In return for a partial ownership, RII provided the technology and technical supervision to build and run the plant. Roy M. Martin was the Reynolds employee who served as the consultant to the technology staff at the Siberian plant, and he used these manuals in his work. This collection also includes slides of Sayanal Plant and of several similar American, Japanese, and German plants that used aluminum foil to manufacture end products.
Roy Martin worked for Reynolds Metals Company and its subsidiary, Reynolds International, Inc., for 32-years. He had a background in packaging research, technical operations, technical maintenance functions, packaging machinery development, supervision in foil rolling and converting plants, and technology transfer in the Reynolds European operations, including Italy and Spain. One of his last responsibilities before retiring was the technology transfer in Sayanagorsk, Siberia, Russia. Reynolds Metals Company shared its methodology in creating new plants in a number of foreign countries. This information transfer included planning, preparing, and implementing total plant organization plans and job descriptions for all managerial levels, all technological specifications, and installation of equipment.
The papers of Roy M. Martin are arranged into eight series with series one through six containing technical and training manuals used at the Sayanal plant. Series Seven contains 33 mm photographic slides of various Reynolds manufacturing plants and processes, as well as images of a Japanese plant owned by Sumitomo Corporation. Series Eight contains miscellaneous materials, chiefly business cards reflecting the various positions Martin held during his tenure at Reynold Metals.
Aluminum industry and trade – United States – History Aluminum plants – Siberia (Russia) International business enterprises Manufacturing processes Martin, Roy M. Reynolds Metals Company Russia – Foreign economic relations – United States – History – 20th century Sayanal Joint Venture United States – Foreign economic relations – Russia – History – 20th century
Series 1. Sayanal Technology Manual.
Introduction and Table of Contents
Product Specifications and Samples
Continuous Roll Casting
Alloy Melting Furnace
Continuous Roll Caster
Coil Cooling and Storage
Aluminum Association Guidelines for Handling Molten Metal
Cold Rolling Mill
Coil Anneal Furnace
Standard Engineering Procedures, Fire Protection
Standard Engineering Procedures
Light Gauge Aluminum Foil Slitter and Fire Protection
Foil Annealing – Process Description of Foil Annealing Furnace
Finished Metal Storage, Material Handling, Packaging
Table of Contents, Process Description
Wet Laminating with In-Line Lacquer
Double Dry Laminating
Slitting and Guidelines for Handling Aluminum Fines Generated during various Aluminum Fabricating Operations
Series 2. Sayanal Quality Control Manual.
This series concerns Sayanal Material Specifications (SMS), Sayanal Product Specifications (SPS), and Sayanal Test Methods (STM).
Volume 1. Continuous Cast Sheet
Introduction and Procedures
Material Specifications (SMS 1-34)
Product Specifications (SPS 1-4)
Test Methods (STM 1-29)
Test Methods (STM 30-47)
MOR Testing Fixture Diagrams
Volume 2. Converted Products
Introduction and Procedures
Material Specifications (SMS 35-71)
Product Specifications (SPS 5-17)
Test Methods (STM 48-76)
Test Methods (STM 77-97)
Sayanal Code System and Necessary Equipment and Materials for Foil Manufacture and Converted Products
Series 3. Sayanal Training Manual.
Supervisory Training Schedule, Index, Process Description
Section 1. Familiarization and Descriptions of the Basic Process Used
Lecture 1: Continuous Roll Casting
Lecture 2: Cold Rolling
Lecture 3: Coil Annealing
Lecture 4: Foil Rolling
Lecture 5: Separating, Slitting, Annealing
Lecture 6: Converting
Lecture 7: Rotogravure Printing
Section 2: General Process Flow through the Plant; Familiarization with Auxiliary Operations
Lecture 8: Roll Grinding
Lecture 9: Reclaiming Rolling Coolant
Lecture 10: Introduction to Cryogenic Nitrogen Production
Lecture 11: Coolant Filtration
Lecture 12: Ink and Lacquering
Lecture 13: Cylinder Manufacturing and Repair
Section 3: Product Familiarization and Specific Product Flow for Each Product
Lecture 14: Specific Process Flow for Each Product
Section 4: Material Handling and Storage
Lecture 15: Material Handling and Storage through Finished Foil
Section 5: Quality Assurance Policy and Standards
Lecture 16: Quality Assurance Policy and Standards
Section 6: Sayanal Code System
Lecture 17: Sayanal Code System
Section 7: Sayanal Production Department Organization
Lecture 18: Sayanal Production Department Organization
Series 4. Sayanal Organization Manual.
Organization Chart and Job Descriptions for General Manager, Financial Manager, and Plant Manager; Organization Manpower Chart
Organization Chart and Job Descriptions for Technical Manager, Research and Development Manager, Quality Assurance manager, Graphic Services Manager, and other Technical Positions
Organization Chart and Job Descriptions for Production and General Supervisors of Melting/Casting, Rolling, Converting, and Services
Organization Chart and Job Descriptions for the Engineering and Maintenance Manager (and the 21 other managers, engineers, planners, and supervisors reporting to him)
Organization Chart and Job Descriptions for Purchasing, Marketing, and Sales, Data Processing, and Personnel Departments
Series 5. Sayanal Process Manual.
Flow Charts for Process Control in the Production of Household Foil, Converter Foil, and Cigarette Liner; Test Methods and Materials
Series 6. Sayanal Technical Mill Data.
The calculations in folders 56 and 57 were developed by FATA, and Italian equipment builder for the steel and aluminum industries, in conjunction with Reynolds International, Inc.
Flow Charts by Product and Equipment List
Cold Rolling Calculations
Foil Rolling Calculations
Series 7. Photographic Slides (35 mm) of Reynolds Metals Company Plants.
Include slide presentations concerning manufacturing processes for aluminum products. Several different foreign and U.S. plant locations of Reynolds Metals are represented in these slides, including South Plant in Richmond, Va.; Hot Springs Continuous Rolling Plant in Hot Springs, Ark.; Sayanal Plant in Siberia, Russia; Sumikei Aluminum Foil Co., Ltd. and Sumitomo Light Metal Industries, Ltd. (now known as the Sumitomo Group) in Japan; and Vereinigte Aluminum-Werke AG in Germany.
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Metal Defects; Louisville, Ky., equipment; Roll Casters in several locations, including Spain; and Shape Control
South Plant, Richmond, Va., equipment; Sumitomo Corporation plant (Japan); Processes, including Water-Based Rolling
Spiral Can Production
Series 8. Miscellaneous.
Folder 62 contains a brochure for Reynolds-INASA, an international joint venture involving Industria Navarra del Aluminio, S.A., based in Irurzun, Spain.
Brochure, Reynolds-INASA; and Roy M. Martin business cards, various positions