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Re: [greenyes] From Oil to Plastics


You might try these two websites combined. The first one is a very understandable website about oil refining and gets you to the point of producing natural gas which is a feedstock for plastics. The second one is about polymerization, is a little more academic but still a good website showing how you chain the molecules together to form plastic. I used the second one to educate myself on the subject of plastics a few years ago.

I hope they help.


>>> "Rod Muir" <rodmuir@no.address> 10/07/05 1:23 PM >>>
For months now I have been looking for a fairly detailed layman's explanation of how oil and gas become plastics.
Can anyone make a recommendation

Things seem a bit quiet on the list lately.
Hope all are in good spirits


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