Country Overview (Chemicals)

Country Overview (Chemicals)

Country Overview (Chemicals)

Major Chemical Producing Nations

Chemicals are an integral part of modern daily life. They are constituents of materials; parts of preparations and products; and are embedded in complex physical systems. Chemicals are used in a wide variety of products and play an important role in the world economy. While chemicals are a significant contributor to national economies, sound chemical management across the lifecycle—from extraction to disposal—is essential not only to avoid significant risks to human health and the environment along with their associated economic costs, but also to maximize the benefits of their contribution to human well-being.
 
The chemical industry creates an immense variety of products which impinge on virtually every aspect of our lives.

While many of the products from the industry, such as detergents, soaps and perfumes, are purchased directly by the consumer, 70% of chemicals manufactured are used to make products by other industries including other branches of the chemical industry itself. The industry uses a wide range of raw materials, from air and minerals to oil.

There have been breath-taking changes in the chemical industry over the last 10 years or so, not only in Europe and in the US but particularly in China, India, the rest of Asia and Brazil. The chemical industry is one of the largest manufacturing industries in all developed and emerging countries.
 
With increasing competition worldwide, innovation remains crucial in finding new ways for the industry to satisfy its increasingly sophisticated, demanding and environmentally-conscious consumers.
What does the chemical industry produce?
 
The products of the chemical industry can be divided into three categories:
  • Basic chemicals
  • Speciality chemicals
  • Consumer chemicals
Several other categorisations are used but this one is simple and helpful in the context of this web site. Outputs range widely, with basic chemicals produced in huge quantities (millions of tonnes) and some speciality chemicals produced in modest kilogramme quantities but with very high value. As explained in the unit on Chemical Reactors, the choice of reactor is often goverened by the amount of chemical that is to be produced.
 
Major Companies in Chemical Production
 
North America
 
Company Name
Headquarters
DOW Chemicals
Midland, Michigan
ExxonMobil
Irving, Texas
Dupont
Wilmington, Delaware
 
 
South America
 
Company Name
Headquarters
Braskem
Camacari, Brazil
Alpek
San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
Pemex
Mexico City, Mexico
 
Europe
 
Company Name
Headquarters
BASF
Ludwigshafen, Germany
Incos Group
Castello d'Argile, Italy
Royal Dutch Shell
The Hague, Netherlands
 
Middle East
 
Company Name
Headquarters
SABIC
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Orkila Group
Beirut, Lebanon
Qatar Petroleum
Doha, Qatar
 
Africa
 
Company Name
Headquarters
Sasol
Johannesburg, South Africa
AECI
Johannesburg, South Africa
Senmin
Weltevredenpark, South Africa
 
Asia- Pacific
 
Company Name
Headquarters
Sinopec
Beijing, China
Formosa Plastics
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Reliance Industries
Mumbai, India
 
 
Title Published Pages Price
2017-2022 China Decabromodiphenyl Ethane Market Report (Status and Outlook) Feb 21 2017 117 $3,360.00
2017-2022 China Ceramic Substrate Market Report (Status and Outlook) Feb 21 2017 116 $3,360.00
2017 Top 5 Honeycomb Paper Manufacturers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa Feb 21 2017 122 $4,960.00
2017-2022 China Air Bed Market Report (Status and Outlook) Feb 21 2017 115 $3,360.00
Europe Peat Market by Manufacturers, Countries, Type and Application, Forecast to 2022 Feb 21 2017 117 $4,480.00
Europe Thermoplastic Prepreg Market by Manufacturers, Countries, Type and Application, Forecast to 2022 Feb 21 2017 123 $4,480.00
Europe Bisphenol A Cyanate Ester Resin Market Research Report Forecast 2017-2021 Feb 21 2017 114 $3,800.00
2017-2022 China Dill Seed Oil Market Report (Status and Outlook) Feb 21 2017 116 $3,360.00
2017 Top 5 Medical Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Manufacturers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa Feb 21 2017 124 $4,960.00
2017-2022 China Benzaldehyde Market Report (Status and Outlook) Feb 21 2017 115 $3,360.00
2017-2022 China Additive Manufacturing with Metal Powders Market Report (Status and Outlook) Feb 21 2017 112 $3,360.00
2017 Top 5 Mica Tape for Insulation Manufacturers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa Feb 21 2017 123 $4,960.00
2017 Top 5 Drinking Fountains (Water Dispensers) Manufacturers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa Feb 21 2017 120 $4,960.00
2017-2022 China Ceramic Ink Market Report (Status and Outlook) Feb 21 2017 113 $3,360.00
2017-2022 China Agarose Market Report (Status and Outlook) Feb 21 2017 114 $3,360.00
2017-2022 China Aquarium Market Report (Status and Outlook) Feb 21 2017 113 $3,360.00
Europe VRLA Batteries Market by Manufacturers, Countries, Type and Application, Forecast to 2022 Feb 21 2017 122 $4,480.00
2017-2022 China Barium Sulfate Market Report (Status and Outlook) Feb 21 2017 118 $3,360.00
2017-2022 China Copper Foil Market Report (Status and Outlook) Feb 21 2017 118 $3,360.00
2017 Top 5 Hydraulic Hose Manufacturers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa Feb 21 2017 122 $4,960.00
United States Bisphenol A Cyanate Ester Resin Market Research Report Forecast 2017-2021 Feb 21 2017 113 $3,700.00
China Bisphenol A Cyanate Ester Resin Market Research Report Forecast 2017-2021 Feb 21 2017 109 $3,100.00
2017 Top 5 Air Bed Manufacturers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa Feb 20 2017 120 $4,960.00
2017 Top 5 Additive Manufacturing with Metal Powders Manufacturers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa Feb 20 2017 123 $4,960.00
2017 Top 5 Benzaldehyde Manufacturers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa Feb 20 2017 124 $4,960.00
2017 Top 5 Ceramic Ink Manufacturers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa Feb 20 2017 120 $4,960.00
2017 Top 5 Decabromodiphenyl Ethane Manufacturers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa Feb 20 2017 128 $4,960.00
2017 Top 5 Ceramic Substrate Manufacturers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa Feb 20 2017 122 $4,960.00
2017 Top 5 Agarose Manufacturers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa Feb 20 2017 122 $4,960.00
2017 Top 5 Barium Sulfate Manufacturers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa Feb 20 2017 127 $4,960.00

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