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Technology in Australia 1788-1988Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
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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

IX The Paint Industry
i The pioneers
ii The early years - home- and trade-made paints
iii Industrial manufacture
iv Some important developments in the 1920s and 30s
v Rapid growth in the 1950s and 60s
vi Some Australian inventions
vii Recent trends
viii Pigments manufacture
ix Trends in the chemical industry in the 1980s

X Acknowledgements



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Recent trends (continued)

In line with trends overseas, very bright and glossy car finishes so-called 'clear-on-base' finishes were introduced in Australia in the seventies. They rely on the spray application of a high metallic flake containing coloured basecoat. This 'freezes', which induces maximum orientation and hence brightness of the aluminium flakes before a further protective coat of durable clear lacquer is put over it. These systems, often applied with electrostatic spray guns, are supplied increasingly to the mass production automotive industry.

Organisations in Australian Science at Work - DULUX Australia Ltd; Taubmans Pty Ltd

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