Our sector

A very diverse portfolio of chemistry-based industrial activities developed through the past two centuries in Belgium. The Belgian chemical sector today has one of the highest degrees of specialisation in the world.

The chemical and life sciences is a very heterogeneous sector. It includes a wide range of activities, from basic organic and inorganic products to pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, products for agriculture, paints, glues, detergents, cosmetics, rubber and plastics processing and many other specialty products such as chemicals for the photographic industry.

Chemicals and life sciences serve many needs, from the most elementary to the most sophisticated in safety, hygiene, comfort, health and numerous other fields. The chemical and life sciences industry is a vital source for the sustainable development of our economy.

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