Specialty Chemicals Versus Fine Chemicals

Specialty Chemicals Versus Fine Chemicals

When it comes to chemical terms and types of chemicals, some people can be really confused about what there is out on the market and the different types of chemicals you can buy, and what is regularly on the market. I want to shed some light today on that comparison of fine chemicals versus specialty chemicals. Fine and specialty chemicals surprisingly go hand in hand in their application and how they are used. Let’s break down what each does and what they are used for.

Specialty Chemicals vs Fine Chemicals

Beginning with specialty chemicals, are essentially the big combined mixture of all the other chemicals combined in it. Specialty chemicals are made specifically for a company and are not something that can be bought in bulk; it requires a specific formula, coming in smaller quantities. So you can not find it at other suppliers, it comes from one that helps produce a specific specialty chemical. Specialty chemicals come at a much higher price than regular chemicals sold on the market.

Fine chemicals on the other hand are similar to specialty chemicals because they are made in small batches. They are an ingredient that can be used in specialty chemicals in how they are made. Primarily they are used in more pharmaceutical terms so therefore their cost is pretty high as well compared to specialty chemicals. So, for instance, the way they work hand in hand is if you are producing a pesticide, the fine chemicals are the ingredients of the pesticide but the pesticide as a whole is the specialty chemical because every pesticide will have different ingredients and specific formulas to form the specialty chemical.

Applications of specialty and fine chemicals:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Agriculture
  • Food
  • Cosmetics
  • Manufacturing
  • Textiles

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