Primed for Success: The Story of Scientific Design Company : How Chemical Engineers Created the Petrochemical Industry

This is the remarkable story of an entrepreneurial firm that helped to create the petrochemical industry as we know it today. The author also highlights the important role chemical engineers played in developing and commercializing new technologies based on the conversion of hydrocarbons into petroc...

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Main Author: Spitz, Peter H.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2019, 2019
Edition:1st ed. 2019
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
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505 0 |a A new industry grows rapidly -- Scientific Design becomes successful -- The big breakthrough: Mid Century Process -- More inventions: Nylon intermediates, Isoprene, Propylene Oxide -- Other firms: A period of breakthrough inventions -- The leading engineering firm for petrochemicals -- Oxirane and the formation of Halcon International -- A reach too far -- An Ending -- Epilogue 
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520 |a This is the remarkable story of an entrepreneurial firm that helped to create the petrochemical industry as we know it today. The author also highlights the important role chemical engineers played in developing and commercializing new technologies based on the conversion of hydrocarbons into petrochemicals, which also led to the transfer of technological dominance from Germany to the United States. These developments are illustrated by the participants’ personal histories, in the form of interviews and recorded oral histories. In addition, the book presents a highly relevant case study for engineers and managers in the chemical industry.