Petrochemicals : the rise of an industry (Book, 1988) [WorldCat.org]
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Petrochemicals : the rise of an industry

Author: Peter H Spitz
Publisher: New York : John Wiley & Sons, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An overview of the petrochemical industry from the perspective of the author's experience with Standard Oil, Scientific Design Co and Chemical Systems, Inc, which considers its unusually rapid growth  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter H Spitz
ISBN: 0471859850 9780471859857
OCLC Number: 16580204
Description: xxvii, 588 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The German chemicla industry : chemicals from coal --
Early petrochemical production in the United States --
Cat crackers : wartime fuels and petrochemical raw materials --
Aromatic feedstocks from petroleum : Universal Oil Products company (UOP) --
The old order : cooperation and cartels --
Plastics : the engine for growth --
From cellulosic to synthetic fibers --
The rush into petrochemicals --
International development and growth --
Winners and losers : the case of vinyl chloride --
Large plants : the new economics --
The 1970s : discontinuities and uncertainties --
The once and future industry.
Responsibility: Peter H. Spitz.
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