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Formaldehyde (Production)

Volume 446: debated on Tuesday 27 January 1948

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to what extent formaldehyde is now being produced in the British zone of Germany; how this compares with pre-war production; and what quantities can be made available for export to this country.

The present production of formaldehyde in the British zone of Germany is 2,000 tons a month compared with 3,300 tons a month before the war; as local requirements are estimated at 2,500 tons a month, none is available for export.