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raw materials

basic materials such as iron ore, bauxite, wheat and coffee, which are converted into finished goods or components in the PRODUCTION process. See DIRECT MATERIALS, VALUE ADDED.
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Getting the project under way involved defining the spent foundry sand as a 100% recyclable raw material.
Although the bark of the Pacific yew tree is currently the only FDA acceptable raw material, in the future Taxol may be produced from other raw materials and semi-synthesis.
This report has detailed overall comparative analysis, achievements representation, operation status and investment status of 23 China listed companies of chemical raw materials & chemical products.
dollars, which are then used to pay top dollar for raw materials, notably copper scrap, in the United States.
Our ability to produce higher value raw materials and reduce costs depends on a wide range of social and political factors, as well as progress in science and technology.
Costs of Raw Material Used in the Fermentation Production of L-Arginine Have More Than Doubled over the Last Year
Cullet usage enables glass-melting furnaces to be run at lower temperatures, resulting in substantial energy savings compared to using raw materials exclusively.
The study is addressed to producers and suppliers of thermo-insulating raw materials, and offers valuable information such as:
Initially the raw material was tested for its proximate chemical analysis and compared with those of common papermaking raw materials.
economy kept chugging along, absorbing Asian imports as well as the raw materials that had previously gone export, a new global supplier emerged on the scene.
Thus, manufacturers will have to use expensive raw materials to provide premium products even as they try to lower overall costs.