Outlook

  • Dieter Gustav Altenpohl
Part of the MRE Materials Research and Engineering book series (MATERIALS)

Abstract

The era of exponential growth in materials consumption is drawing to a close. What will replace it? Zero or no-growth is not the answer. A policy of no-growth cannot work world-wide. There is a need to reshape attitudes about growth. Civilization is entering a transition period which will affect the materials industries. In this concluding chapter, we outline a few common problems facing the materials industries in the years ahead, and describe some key issues providing a birdseye view of the main trends which are visible today. Before doing this, we will briefly review the background for our analysis.

Keywords

Biomass Carbide Steam Mold Income 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dieter Gustav Altenpohl
    • 1
  1. 1.Swiss Aluminium Ltd.ZurichSwitzerland

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