Chemische Fabrik Griesheim – pioneer of electrochemistry

This paper gives a brief survey on the history and the strategies of Chemische Fabrik Griesheim of Frankfurt on the Main. After the foundation in 1856, it had been a middle-sized chemical company manufacturing fertilizers, mineral acids and soda. Due to important innovations, the enterprise develope...

Author: Wagner, Dieter
Division/Institute:FB 12: Chemie und Pharmazie
Document types:Article
Media types:Text
Publication date:2006
Date of publication on miami:23.05.2006
Modification date:22.06.2015
Source:Journal of Business Chemistry, 3 (2006) 2, S. 31-38
Edition statement:[Electronic ed.]
DDC Subject:330: Wirtschaft
License:InC 1.0
Language:English
Notes:Section "Practicioner’s Section"
Format:PDF document
URN:urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-82649576701
Permalink:http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-82649576701
Digital documents:2006_vol3_iss2_31-38.pdf

This paper gives a brief survey on the history and the strategies of Chemische Fabrik Griesheim of Frankfurt on the Main. After the foundation in 1856, it had been a middle-sized chemical company manufacturing fertilizers, mineral acids and soda. Due to important innovations, the enterprise developed to a leading producer of heavy chemicals at the end of the 19th century. To improve profitability, it acquired a dyestuff company and joined IG Farben Trust in 1925. After World War II, its activities and plants became parts of other corporations. Most of them are still operating.