“Pioneer in Chemical Technology: CHEManager International Publishes Excerpts from Ullmann’s Encyclopaedia of Industrial Chemistry” in CHEManager International 

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March 12, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA

Excerpted from an article in CHEManager International 

Ullmann’s Encyclopaedia has become a global brand for reliable specialist information on Industrial Chemistry across more than 130 countries. First published 100 years ago, the major reference work celebrates its centennial in 2014. . . .

Kirk-Othmer: Counterpart, Potential Adversary, Companion

As popular as it was, the original Ullmann’s did have one key flaw: you had to know German to read it. In the 1940s, Donald Othmer and Raymond Kirk of New York University started compiling an English-language counterpart, and The Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, now known as Kirk-Othmer, was published from 1947 on in five editions by America’s most important chemistry publisher, John Wiley & Sons. The 1996 VCH acquisition brought Ullmann’s (by then in English) and its American counterpart into the hands of the same publisher, where what could have been a battle of the giants became one of the most successful product families. Together, the two works are unbeatable, with combined knowledge that can answer almost any question arising in the context of chemical products and processes. Read More.

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