Tender Category | Chemicals

Tender Category : Chemicals

Industry Sectors [5]

Active Tenders [11]


Basic/Commodity Chemicals

They are also called basic chemicals, are typically inexpensive and include polymers, bulk petrochemicals, basic industrial chemicals, inorganic chemicals, and fertilizers. Commodity chemicals are generally made in large volumes.

Polymers, the largest revenue segment at about 33 percent of the basic chemicals dollar value, includes all categories of plastics and man-made fibres. The major markets for plastics are packaging, followed by home construction, containers, appliances, pipe, transportation, toys, and games.

Other derivatives and basic industrials include synthetic rubber, surfactants, dyes and pigments, turpentine, resins, carbon black, explosives, and rubber products and contribute about 20 percent of the basic chemicals' external sales.

Inorganic chemicals (about 12 percent of the revenue output) make up the oldest of the chemical categories. Products include salt, chlorine, caustic soda, soda ash, acids (such as nitric acid, phosphoric acid, and sulfuric acid), titanium dioxide, and hydrogen peroxide.

Fertilizers are the smallest category (about 6 percent) and include phosphates, ammonia, and potash chemicals.


Specialty Chemicals

They are also called fine chemicals; include industrial gases, adhesives, sealants, industrial cleaning chemicals, coatings, and electronic chemicals. A Specialty Chemical is a chemical produced for specialized use. They are produced in lower volume than bulk chemicals, of which petrochemicals, made from oil feedstock, are the most common. However, both are produced in a chemical plant. Some examples of specialty chemicals are adhesives, additives, antioxidants, corrosion inhibitors, cutting fluids, dyes, lubricants, pigments, etc.


Consumer Products

Consumer products include direct product sale of chemicals such as soaps, detergents, and cosmetics. They include sulphuric acid, nitrogen, ethylene, oxygen, lime, ammonia, propylene, polyethylene, chlorine, and phosphoric acid.

Consumers rarely if ever come into contact with basic chemicals but polymers and speciality chemicals are the materials that they will encounter everywhere in their everyday lives, such as in plastics, cleaning materials, cosmetics, paints & coatings, electronic gadgets, automobiles and the materials used to construct their homes. These speciality products are marketed by chemical companies to the downstream manufacturing industries as pesticides, speciality polymers, electronic chemicals, surfactants, construction chemicals, Industrial Cleaners, flavours and fragrances, speciality coatings, printing inks, water-soluble polymers, food additives, paper chemicals, oil field chemicals, plastic adhesives, adhesives and sealants, cosmetic chemicals, water management chemicals, catalysts, textile chemicals. Chemical companies rarely supply these products directly to the consumer

Product Type


inorganic industrial

ammonia, chlorine, sodium hydroxide, sulfuric acid, nitric acid

organic industrial

acrylonitrile, phenol, ethylene oxide, urea

ceramic products

silica brick, frit


ethylene, propylene, benzene, styrene


fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides


polyethylene, Bakelite, polyester


polyisoprene, neoprene, polyurethane


lard, soybean oil, stearic acid


nitroglycerin, ammonium nitrate, nitrocellulose

fragrances and flavors

benzyl benzoate, coumarin, vanillin

industrial gases

nitrogen, oxygen, acetylene, nitrous oxide



Commodity Chemicals

Companies that primarily produce industrial chemicals and basic chemicals. Including but not limited to plastics, synthetic fibres, films, commodity-based paints & pigments, explosives and petrochemicals.


Diversified Chemicals

Manufacturers of a diversified range of chemical products not classified in the Industrial Gases, Commodity Chemicals, Specialty Chemicals or Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals Sub Industries.


Fertilizers & Agricultural

Producers of fertilizers, pesticides, potash or other agriculture related chemicals not classified elsewhere.


Industrial Gases

Manufacturers of industrial gases.


Specialty Chemicals

Companies that primarily produce high value-added chemicals used in the manufacture of a wide variety of products, including but not limited to fine chemicals, additives, advanced polymers, adhesives, sealants and specialty paints, pigments and coating





Industrial Chemicals

Basic chemicals, organic chemicals, inorganic chemicals, polymers, synthetic fibres, films, commodity-based paints & pigments, explosives and petrochemicals

Industrial Gases

Nitrogen, oxygen, acetylene, nitrous oxide

Cleaning Chemicals


Water Treatment Chemicals


Agrochemicals and Fertilizers

Fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides