Other Applications

The majority of fine chemicals are used in the production of pharmaceuticals. However, fine chemicals are also key to a range of other applications.


Agrochemical companies are the second largest users of fine chemicals. The molecular structures of modern agrochemicals are much more complex than in older products. These advanced agro-chemical include herbicides, pecticides and fungicides.

Specialty Chemical Industries

Apart from life sciences, specialty fine chemicals are used ubiquitously, in both industrial applications, such as biocides and corrosion inhibitors in cooling water towers, and consumer applications, such as personal care and household products. Applications include adhesives & sealants, catalysts & enzymes, dyes & pigments, electronics, flavours & fragrances and specialty polymers.