Chemical and Dyes is one of the core industries of Singapore. The chemicals and dyes industry consisting mainly of petroleum, specialty chemicals and petrochemicals has gained success and prosperity from the nineties. These chemical and dyeing products have diverse range of applications in cosmetics, food, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, electronic coatings and leather industries. Being the third largest oil refinery in the world, petroleum is an important resource for the chemical industry sector of Singapore.
With the cooperative effort of the government and the industry planning innovative techniques and researches along with suitable utilization of manpower the future of chemicals and dyes industry in Singapore is highly optimistic.
Chemical products can be of single entity or combinations of several chemicals. The several compositions of the chemical sharply influence the performance of the product. The market-oriented chemical products are used in electronic chemicals or oil field chemical industries.
Singapore is currently attracting many offshore companies to manufacture chemicals and dyes. Asahi Chemical Industry of Japan has come up to produce poly-phenyle and ether in Singapore. Faci SpA an Italian company manufacturing metal stearates has planned to set up a chemical plant in Jurong Island of Singapore. Honeywell International the renowned American chemical giant has opened its Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore. The British Company Croda International has launched a chemical plant on Jurong Island to produce specialty chemicals like esters and alkoxylates.
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