The beginnings of heavy chemical industry are closely linked to the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century when chemicals started being produced in mass. The very first chemical industries can however be traced back to 7000 BC and the Middle East where alkali and limestone were refined to make glass.

About 80% of the industry's output are polymers and plastics. These products are used in a wide variety of other fields, such as agriculture, manufacturing, construction and service industries. The chemical field is a $3 billion dollar industry, the top five chemical industry include BASF, Dow Chemical, INEOS, LyondellBasell and Formosa Plastics.

Chemical products:

  • Basic chemicals (Polymers) - All categories of plastic and man-made fibers - packaging, appliances, pipes, toys, games,...
  • Life sciences - Chemical and biological substances - pharmaceuticals, vitamins, pesticides,...
  • Speciality chemicals - High valued, innovative chemicals - electronic chemicals, industrial gases,...
  • Consumer products - Chemicals for direct sale - soaps, cosmetics, detergents,...

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