@jauhar123 | Posted 01 Aug. 2019
This category covers a broad variety of chemicals for crop protection, inks, paints, colourants (dyes and pigments). It also involves chemicals used by industries as diverse as paper, textiles and engineering. There has been a trend in the US and Europe to focus on this sector rather than the basic chemicals explained above because it thought that, with dynamic analysis and development (R & D), speciality chemicals deliver safer and more stable profitability. New products are being produced to meet both customer requirements and new environmental regulations.
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.
An everyday example is household paints which have developed from being organic solvent-based to water-based. Another is the new ink developed for ink-jet printers. The Specialty Chemicals Industry focuses on delivering the best quality chemicals available.