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The chemical industry is a branch that deals with the manufacturing of chemical products. Chemicals are necessary substances and raw products for many other markets and branches of the worldwide economy. Therefore, the chemical industry is at the very beginning of the supply and value chain for many products in our daily life.

The chemical industry is connected to nearly every market

Due to these multiple connections to other segments, the chemical industry one of the largest, but seamlessly one of the most diversified and heterogeneous industries in the world. It is very difficult to give a precise figure for the high number of chemical products, that are manufactured by this industry every day. Important industries that require these substances are, for example, the agriculture and food industry. Besides this, the oil & gas and automotive industry require chemical components as well. Coatings, construction, and the water treatment industry are just even more examples of connected industry sectors.

Specialty chemicals, fine chemicals, and pharmaceuticals

Besides the products with a high volume in the market, often referred to as commodity or technical products, the chemical industry is producing specialty products. Those products are more specialized to solve a specific problem for the customer. Applications can be, for example, food ingredients to create a fluffy bun, defoamers in coatings or water treatment applications. Also, polymer additives to apply a certain behavior to a product like wire tires, or cables can be a specialty chemical. Besides this, the chemical industry produces fine chemicals. These are substances, which are ultra-pure chemicals and produced in lower volumes because the cleaning and purification process is very costly.

The chemical industry: More than chemicals

The pharmaceutical industry is a very important part of the chemical industry. Therefore, this whole part of the economy is often referred to as the chemical-pharmaceutical industry. Companies within the pharmaceutical industry are dealing with manufacturing and producing drugs. Besides these activities as one of the later steps in the whole process, the range of activities includes research and development for new active ingredients and dosage forms as well as marketing activities for the newly developed drugs.

These are just some examples, how the chemical industry is connected to various different markets and industries in the worldwide economy. Now, we have listed for you below the industry pages we are writing about.

Agriculture

Agriculture
Humans are doing agriculture for thousands of years. From the very beginning in the stone age over the antique until today, the agricultural capabilities of...

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Automotive

Automotive
The automotive industry is one of the largest economic sectors in the world and the value chain is highly differentiated. Many components and therefore different...

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Cosmetics

Cosmetics
Cosmetics and personal care products are part of our daily life. Probably every customer has more than three of such products. How many cosmetic and...

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Electricity and Energy

Electricity and Energy
You switch on the light or plug-in your phone to charge it. Today it is unimaginable for us how the world would look like without...

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Household

Household
Chemicals are present everywhere, even in our homes and offices. Most of these chemicals are ingredients in consumer goods, which are designed particularly to assist...

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Nutrition

Nutrition
More and more people are living on earth, which means that worldwide nutrition comes more and more into focus to serve everybody's needs! Discover how...

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Oil and Gas

Oil and Gas
The petroleum industry is one of the cornerstones of today's industrial economy. Airplanes, cars, trains, trucks but personal care products as well rely on basic...

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Water Treatment

Water Treatment
Water is one of the most valuable resources on earth and the source of life. Without water the world and life - if it exists...

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