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Specialty chemicals in Flanders

Flanders boasts specific expertise in specialty chemicals. Find out how your business can reap the rewards of the region’s know-how.

As if being home to Europe’s biggest (and the world’s second largest) petrochemical cluster wasn’t enough, Flanders also boasts particular strengths in specialty chemicals. Some examples of specialty and consumer chemicals produced in Flanders:

  • soaps;
  • cosmetics;
  • detergents;
  • cleaning and hygienic products;
  • household coatings;
  • paints;
  • adhesives;
  • varnishes;
  • printing inks;
  • automotive fluids;
  • lawn and plant care;
  • home maintenance fluids and gels.

Consumer chemicals

Key household chemistry players in Flanders

  • Essenscia Vlaanderen – Multisector organization that represents the numerous activity domains of both the chemical industry and life sciences in Flanders. Essencia Vlaanderen has over 500 members.
  • DETIC – Part of Essenscia, DETIC is the association for producers and distributers of soaps, cosmetics, (laundry) detergents, cleaning and maintenance products, hygienic and toilet articles, household coatings, paints, and adhesives.
  • IVP – Federation of manufacturers and importers of paints and coatings, varnishes, printing inks and decorative coatings.

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