THE DATA BASE: THE POTENTIAL FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION IN NINE SELECTED INDUSTRIES. VOLUME 1: SELECTED PLASTIC, FIRST EDITION

The purpose of this study, contained in nine separate volumes, was to provide basic data on energy consumption in industry and to identify opportunities for energy energy conservation. Each volume is organized into 4 sections: section 1 is an introduction, section 2 describes the methodology employed in the study, section 3 contains executive summary tables of energy consumption data for each of the nine industries examined, and section 4 analyzes the data collected for one specific industry. Volume 1 covers selected plastics, including low and high density polyethylene, polystyrene, and polyvinyl chloride. Production data are presented for the years 1970-72. Three major problems foreseen which could affect the future growth of the thermoplastic resins industry are the availability of raw materials, solid waste disposal, and flammability. Production processes are described and data are included on the energy consumption required for these processes. Several items of particular interest in this industry are discussed, including the availability of hydrocarbon raw materials, the shifts in sources of raw materials, and the potential for material substitution.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by Gordian Associates, Incorporated.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Energy Administration

    Office of Industrial Programs, 12th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20461
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 148 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099482
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FEA-180-D
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 1975 12:00AM