Altona Petrochemical Complex. (1961-)

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Petrochemical Industry
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The Altona Petrochemical Complex was established in the early 1960s and consisted of seven companies. The first company to begin production at the complex was BF Goodrich Chemical Ltd, in May 1961. Other companies that established plants on the site during the 1960s were the Altona Petrochemical Company Ltd, Australian Synthetic Rubber Company Ltd, Union Carbide Australia Ltd, Dow Chemicals (Australia) Ltd, Hoechst Australia Ltd and BASF Australia Ltd. Over the years companies have merged, pulled out of the complex or established new plants there. The Complex is located 20km west of Melbourne.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Altona Petrochemical Complex
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

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