@jauhar123 | Posted 01 Aug. 2019
The chemical industry produces an immense variety of products which influence on virtually every aspect of our lives. While many of the products from the industry, such as soaps, detergents and perfumes, are bought directly by the consumer, others are used as intermediates to make other products.
For example, in Europe, 70% of Chemical Manufacturing Companies are utilized to make products by other industries, including different sections of the chemical industry itself. The industry uses a broad range of raw materials, from air and minerals to oil.
The products of the chemical industry can be divided into three categories:
Some other categorizations used, but this one is simple and effective in the context of this web site. Outputs range broadly, with basic chemicals produced in large quantities and some speciality chemicals produced in average kilogramme quantities but with very high value. As described in the unit on Chemical Reactors, the selection of the reactor often governed by the amount of chemical that is to produce.