World's Most Popular Chemical Companies
There are lots of chemicals that are manufactured by various chemical companies for various applications such as agriculture, construction sector and manufacture of consumer goods. The chemical industry has grown rapidly in the past several years. Different chemical companies converts raw materials including oil, natural gas, air, water, metals and minerals, into more than seventy thousand products. In this post, we compiled a list of world’s top chemicals companies in the world.
BASFBASF SE is the largest chemical company in the world and is headquartered in Germany. It was founded in 1865 and now it has customers in more than two hundred countries and supplies chemicals to a wide variety of industries. BASF main lines of production are including solvents, glues, resins, amines, electronic-grade chemicals, petrochemicals and inorganic chemicals. The main customers are belonging to pharmaceutical, textile, construction and automotive industries.
Dow ChemicalDow Chemical Company is an American multinational chemical corporation which was founded by Canadian born chemist Herbert Henry Dow in 1897 in Midland, Michigan, United States. It is the second largest chemical manufacturers around the world. Dow chemical is a producer of plastics, chemicals, and different agricultural products in more than one hundred fifty countries.
IneosIneos Group Limited is a Switzerland multinational chemicals company which was founded by Jim Ratcliffe in 1998 in Rolle, Switzerland. It is the third largest chemical company around the world. It produces wide range of petrochemicals, specialty chemicals and oil products. Some chemicals that are manufactured by Ineos are 1,3-butadiene, acetone, acetone cyanohydrin, acetonitrile, acrylonitrile, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, alpha-methylstyrene, ammonia/nitric acid, ammonium sulfate, benzene and many others.
LyondellBasellA LyondellBasell industry is a Netherland multinational company, established in 2007 by by the acquisition of Lyondell Chemical Company by Basell Polyolefins for $12.7 billion. LyondellBasell products are manufactured at fifty nine sites in eighteen countries and are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people globally including packaging, electronics, automotive components, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels.
SABICSABIC is a Saudi Arabian chemical company produces wide range of chemicals and intermediates, industrial polymers, metals and fertilizers. It was founded in 1976 by Royal Decree. It is the world’s largest manufacturer of mono-ethylene glycol, MTBE, granular urea, polyphenylene and polyether imide in the world. SABIC has sixty manufacturing plants in more than forty countries around the world.
DuPontDuPont is one of the largest American Chemical company that was founded in 1802 as a gunpowder mill by Eleuthere Irenee du Pont. In the start of 20th century it produces many polymers such as Vespel, neoprene, nylon, Corian, Teflon, Mylar, Kevlar, and also developed Freon for the refrigerant industry. DuPont also manufacture synthetic pigments and paints including ChromalFlair.
BayerBayer is a German Bases Chemical and pharmaceutical company, founded in 1863 by Friedrich Bayer and his partner, Johann Friedrich Weskott. It is one of the largest producers of Pharm chemicals and agro chemicals. Bayer’s main products are including Aspirin, analgesic, antipyretic, and anticoagulant medicines. Aspirin is the trademark product in United States, France and United Kingdom.
Akzo NobelAkzo Nobel is also a Netherland based multinational company, active in the fields of chemicals, performance coatings and decorative paints. It was founded in 1994 and now has supplies products in more than eighty countries. It is one of the largest producers of industrial chemicals and basic chemicals. Akzo Nobel’s products are also finding in everyday items such as ice cream, cosmetics, bake goods, paper, plastics and glass.
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Posted by: Jack on Sep 12 2012
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