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We are most grateful for financial sponsorship received from the following organisations for the 5th edition of The Essential Chemical Industry, upon which this web site is based.

Arkema Logo

Arkema produces chemical specialties worldwide.  Its turnover is about 6 million euros.  Arkema operates across 3 main product lines: Coating Materials, Industrial Chemicals and Performance Products.


The Salters Institute Logo

The Salters’ Institute is the flagship charity of the Salters’ Company, one of the Great Twelve Livery Companies of the City of London.Today, the Salters’ Institute plays a major role in promoting chemistry and chemical education by

  • supporting chemistry teaching
  • providing opportunities for young people to undertake hands-on practical chemistry
  • encouraging young people to pursue careers in the UK chemical industries
  • curriculum development.
RSC Logo


The Royal Society of Chemistry is the largest organisation in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences.  Supported by a worldwide network of members and an international publishing business, its activities span education, conferences, science policy and the promotion of chemistry to the public.


The Chemical Industries Association Logo

The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) is the organisation that represents chemical and pharmaceutical businesses throughout the UK.  Its activities are split between lobbying and provision of advice and services.  The policy agenda stretches across the economy and competitiveness; products and the way we work, - health, safety and environment and employment issues.  The CIA represents all sizes of chemical and pharmaceutical businesses, of which approximately 70% have headquarters overseas.


British Platics Federation Logo

Established in 1933 the British Plastics Federation is the most powerful voice in the UK plastics industry with over 400 members across the plastics industry supply chain, including polymer producers and suppliers, additive manufacturers, recyclers, services providers, end users, plastics processors and machinery manufacturers.