August 28, 2017 Issue | Chemical & Engineering News
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August 28, 2017 Issue

Volume 95, Issue 34
August 28, 2017 Issue, Vol. 95 | Iss. 34
How the technologically important metals rose from obscurity to ubiquity
By Stephen K. Ritter
(pp. 30-34)
As a massive wave of chemical plants comes online, companies chart different courses to the market (pp. 18-20)
Government wants to make it compulsory for manufacturers to buy coverage against environmental damage (pp. 21-22)
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