Re: Pyrmont CSR
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At the risk of getting a bit OT ...
Does anybody know what else CO2 could be an ingredient in, because I don't think CO2 went out the CSRC gate in liquid or solid form, but perhaps went into something else that they made there. I am BY NO MEANS a chemist so I have absolutely NO idea what these chemicals are but ISTR they made acetaldehyde, something or other anhydride (acid anhydride perhaps) acetic acid, the stuff that takes nail polish off, zinc and aluminium sterates, and others I now don't recall. Perhaps CO2 goes into one of these.
Again it was rather a long time ago and I was only a kid, but I think I recall them doing research work on synthetic sugars as well, which might seem a bit odd for a sugar company. I remember dad bringing home (probably pint) bottles of liquid sugar, but I don't think it was around for long, or maybe they stopped allowing employees to take it home.
I did a school holidays job working down in the sterates plant as a 14y.o. Hardest bloody physical work I have ever done!!!!!
And now it's all gone - Pyrmont, Lane Cove, Rhodes, and Mayfield West in Newcastle. Great days.
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