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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

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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