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Innovation in the UK chemicals sector

The UK is a leading global chemical producer, respected for its broad capabilities and impressive productivity, combined with its innovation and commitment to safety standards and sustainability. The chemical industry is one of the largest manufacturing exporters in the UK, with a total value of exports worth approximately £31.3 billion in 2019.

Benefiting from natural resources and a world-class science and manufacturing ecosystem, the UK chemical industry offers investors an attractive combination of established facilities, a skilled workforce and a culture of innovation that is creating new applications and supporting added-value products. Our broad range of innovative speciality chemicals, cost-effective basic chemicals and petrochemicals along with the industry’s mature supply chain have helped it become one of the UK’s largest export sectors.

The success of the UK’s hi-tech sectors – including aerospace, automotive and pharmaceuticals – is driving demand for sophisticated chemical products, while investments in shale gas infrastructure make the UK a competitive place to manufacture petrochemicals and derivatives.

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The brochure provides an overview of the UK Chemicals sector, showcasing some of the incredible innovations and the organisations who are producing these products and services. This includes major corporates through to smaller companies, and those that are part of the UK supply chain.

Chemicals in the UK

Exciting new market opportunities are also taking place in green chemistry and battery chemistry. Additionally, the UK has the lowest corporation tax of 19%, of any country in the G7.

By becoming part of the UK chemical industry, you will enjoy a range of benefits and become part of a dynamic and growing marketplace.

Innovation in the spotlight

Manufactures and sells a broad range of general purpose and high-performance grades of unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins, gelcoats and low-profile additives for the plastics industry.

Enabling the decarbonisation of British road transport with hydrogen. Building the refuelling network needed to achieve the UK’s zero carbon targets.

Ultimately bring an end to single-use PET plastics. Our proprietary waste-to-polyester technology breaks down all forms of waste plastic, into Poseidon rBHET™; a low-cost, sustainable feedstock for the global PET industry.