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A French Society of Chemical Industry

Nature volume 101, page 116 (11 April 1918) | Download Citation



THE issue of the Revue Scientiflque for March 2–9 contains an interesting account of the aims and organisation of La Societe de Chimie Industrielle, which has been established in France with the object of promoting and consolidating the development of the chemical industries of the country. The formation of a society similar in character to our own Society of Chemical Industry had been under consideration before the wrar; the circumstances of French chemical industries during the period of the war have now given the necessary stimulus for the realisation of the project, with the full co-operation and support of the leading chemists, chemical engineers, and manufacturers of the country. The outstanding objects of the new society are to aid the development of all branches of chemical industry, to co-ordinate the labours of all workers in pure arid applied chemistry for their mutual advantage, and to assist the progress of industrial chemistry not only by means of science, but also from the economic and commercial points of view. These objects, which are planned so as not to interfere with or overlap the work or publications of existing societies, are to be developed by the publication of a Review, the first number of which has already been issued, by the holding of conferences, exhibitions, and competitions, and by the establishment of a bureau of industrial chemistry and of a central library. The president of the society is M. Paul Kestner; Profs. A. Haller and H. Le Chatelier are hon. presidents; MM. F. Binder, Duche-min, Matignon, and Staub vice-presidents; M. Jean Gerard general secretary; and Comte G. de Germiny treasurer.

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