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 1549.    INDUSTRIAL AND ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY, NEWS EDITION.  Soap Production From Paraffin to be Doubled.  Vol. 16, 1938, pp. 193-194.

        First experimental plant in Witten on the Ruhr, Germany, now produces 20,000 tons of fatty acids from paraffin per yr.  A second plant of 20,000-ton capacity is under construction.  The new soaps do not differ from the customary soaps either in odor or in characteristics in use.  The paraffin is produced in the synthesis of gasoline.