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Chapter 9

I Introduction

II The Australian Chemical Industry

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
i Plastics processing
ii Phenol - basis of the first plastic
iii Plastics - the first generation
iv Plastics - the second generation - from petrochemicals
v Styrene monomer - the West Footscray petrochemical complex
vi The Botany petrochemical complex
vii The petrochemical complex at Altona
viii CSR - from sugar alcohol to petrochemical OXO alcohol

IX The Paint Industry

X Acknowledgements



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Styrene monomer - the West Footscray petrochemical complex (continued)

BHP agreed to join the venture and a new company, Hydrocarbon Products Pty. Ltd. was formed to undertake the project. The plant began operation in 1977; the West Footscray Petrochemicals complex was established (Fig. 27).

Figure 27

27 The West Footscray Petrochemical Complex (Monsanto). Hydrocarbon Products and Styrene Monomer Plant, Research Laboratory in the foreground left.

Organisations in Australian Science at Work - Hydrocarbon Products Pty Ltd; West Footscray Petrochemicals Complex

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