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Glengarnock Chemical Co

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1894 Glengarnock Iron and Steel Co joined with R. and J. Dempster to form the Glengarnock Chemical Co to recover sulphate of ammonia and tar from the blast furnaces gases.

Agreement with the Glengarnock Iron and Steel Co to supply rich gases by using only coal in the blast furnaces, rather than the more economic coke.

1916 The Ministry of Munitions agreed to help David Colville and Sons to purchase the Glengarnock works outright and, by gaining a controlling interest in the Chemical Co relieve them of the fuel contract.

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