Starting point for manufacture of useful materials. Raw materials for polymers include oil, natural gas and liquid petroleum gas; for cement, coal, limestone and clay; for steel, iron ore and coking coal, oil or natural gas; for other metals, metal ore and reducing agent; for glass, silica sand and other metal oxides; for ceramics, metal oxides; for semiconductors, silicon plus dopants eg arsenic or gallium. See intermediate,

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