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Biocides

Ensuring a healthy and sustainable society through protection against harmful organisms

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Fine Chemicals

Essential building blocks meeting the highest standards of the pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals markets

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Food & Feed

Contributing to safe and sustainable food from farm to fork

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Oleochemicals & Surfactants

The enablers of modern chemistry

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Pigments, Dyes, Fillers & Catalysts

Contributing to a colourful society with many other applications

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Plastic Additives

Adding performance to plastics

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Resins

Versatile chemistry providing engineering solutions and sustainable technologies

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Water & Paper

Contributing to the treatment of water and gases, along with the manufacturing and recycling of paper

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‘Specialty Chemicals’ represents, within Cefic, over 50 sectors of the European fine and consumer chemicals industry.

These sectors are instrumental in improving our quality of life, health and wellbeing, today and in the future.

The products created and produced by ‘Specialty Chemicals’ member companies, many of which are Small and Medium Enterprises, stem from original and continuous innovation. They drive the low-carbon, resource-efficient and knowledge based economy of the future.

 

 

COVID-19 crisis

The European chemical industry has been playing an essential role during the COVID-19 crisis. Understanding their responsibility, Cefic’s members have been:

  • pushing their capacity limits to meet the exponential rise in demand for disinfectants, diagnostic tests, ventilators, protective masks, gloves and gowns, Intensive Care Unit medicines and equipment and protective clothing;
  • forming new alliances and shifting their production processes to adapt to the new needs;
  • donating funds or critical supplies to hospitals and medical facilities.

The map depicts examples of concrete actions taken across Europe. This list of examples is not exhaustive and continues to grow.