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
 
 
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2017 Top 5 Smart Windows Materials Manufacturers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa Dec 9 2016 127 $4,960.00
2017 Top 5 P-Toluenesulfonic Acid Manufacturers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa Dec 9 2016 124 $4,960.00
2017 Top 5 Window Film Manufacturers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa Dec 9 2016 124 $4,960.00
2017 Top 5 Vinylidene Chloride Manufacturers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa Dec 9 2016 121 $4,960.00
2017 Top 5 Ultra Fine Copper Powder Manufacturers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa Dec 9 2016 123 $4,960.00
2017 Top 5 Silicone Textile Softeners Manufacturers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa Dec 9 2016 120 $4,960.00
2017 Top 5 Transformer Oil Manufacturers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa Dec 9 2016 122 $4,960.00
2017 Top 5 Tall Oil Fatty Acid Manufacturers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa Dec 9 2016 121 $4,960.00
2017 Top 5 Sandalwood Manufacturers in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa Dec 9 2016 129 $4,960.00
United States TiO2 Nanoparticles Market Report 2016 Dec 8 2016 97 $3,800.00
United States Nitrogen Market Report 2016 Dec 8 2016 101 $3,800.00
United States Anhydrous Ferric Chloride Market Report 2016 Dec 8 2016 113 $3,800.00
Europe Cynarin Market Report 2016 Dec 8 2016 104 $3,900.00
China Isoniazid Market Research Report 2016 Dec 8 2016 117 $3,200.00
United States Gamma-Butyrolactone Market Report 2016 Dec 8 2016 108 $3,800.00
United States Pre-alloyed Powder Market Report 2016 Dec 8 2016 113 $3,800.00
China Laminate Chlorine Market Research Report 2016 Dec 8 2016 118 $3,200.00
United States Thiamethoxam Market Report 2016 Dec 8 2016 101 $3,800.00
Europe Cobalt Sulphate Market Report 2016 Dec 8 2016 113 $3,900.00
United States Pesticide Chlorpyrifos Market Report 2016 Dec 8 2016 114 $3,800.00
United States Metalaxyl-M Market Report 2016 Dec 8 2016 103 $3,800.00
Europe Automotive Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV) Market Report 2016 Dec 8 2016 110 $3,900.00
United States Krypton-Xenon Market Report 2016 Dec 8 2016 107 $3,800.00
United States Aluminum Cans Market Report 2016 Dec 8 2016 121 $3,800.00
United States DeNOX - SCR Catalyst Market Report 2016 Dec 8 2016 99 $3,800.00
United States Metalaxyl Market Report 2016 Dec 8 2016 97 $3,800.00
Europe Floor Cleaners Market Report 2016 Dec 8 2016 119 $3,900.00
United States Smart and Interactive Textiles Market Report 2016 Dec 8 2016 96 $3,800.00
Europe Ferroalloys Market Report 2016 Dec 8 2016 125 $3,900.00
United States Krypton Market Report 2016 Dec 8 2016 99 $3,800.00

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