Extended version of the paper delivered at the plenary session of the 26th International Symposium on Macromolecules, September 20, 1979 in Mainz.
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
Copyright © 1980 by Verlag Chemie, GmbH, Germany
Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume 19, Issue 2, pages 79–87, February 1980
How to Cite
Weissermel, K. (1980), Raw Material-Polymer Interrelationships — Today and Tomorrow. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 19: 79–87. doi: 10.1002/anie.198000793
Dedicated to Professor Rolf Sammet on the occasion of his 60th birthday
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Manuscript Received: 13 NOV 1979
- Raw materials;
- Chemistry today;
- Industrial chemistry
Against the background of increasing demand and limited availability of fossil, non-regenerative fuel reserves and resources, ways are indicated of ensuring future supplies of raw materials and energy. The ambivalence of petroleum, natural gas, and coal in the energy and chemical sectors is demonstrated and opportunities for the gradual separation of their dual function are indicated. Taking into account the time factor, the necessary restructuring processes are analyzed critically with respect to their impact on the raw material–polymer relationship.