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Chapter 9

I Introduction

II The Australian Chemical Industry
i Beginnings 1865-1919
ii Fertilisers
iii Raw materials from gasworks and coke ovens
iv The beginnings of industrial chemical research - in the sugar industry
v Explosives

III Pharmaceuticals

IV Chemists In Other Industries

V The Dawn Of Modern Chemical Industry - High Pressure Synthesis

VI The Growth Of Synthetic Chemicals - Concentration, Rationalisation And International Links

VII Australian Industrial Chemical Research Laboratories

VIII The Plastics Industry

IX The Paint Industry

X Acknowledgements



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The ammonium nitrate revolution (continued)

The third revolution, like Nobel's technology, was an international development; this time, however, Australian technologists and researchers played a key role in the science and technology interaction between the USA, Canada (CIL), Australia (ICI Australia), UK (ICI Ltd.) and South Africa (AE&CI). Although, inevitably, most of the work was done in industrial laboratories and on mining sites, the support of some CSIRO scientists and academics must not be forgotten: the early recognition of the 'bubble effect' by Bowden, Mulcahy, Vines and Yoffe; Brady, a CSIRO chief who was in the team of the gigantic Mt. Isa blast and, of course. Cook who started out an academic and finished as a successful industrialist.

Organisations in Australian Science at Work - I.C.I. Australia Ltd

People in Bright Sparcs - Bowden, F. P.; Brady, B. H.

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