Fine chemical products (that is, fine chemicals) refer to those chemical products that have specific application functions, are technology-intensive, have strong commercial value and have high added value. Chemical companies that produce fine chemicals are commonly known as fine chemical industry, or fine chemical for short.
The term fine chemicals has been used for a long time. It originally refers to chemical products with small output, high purity and high price, such as medicine, dyes and paints. However, this meaning has not fully revealed the essence of fine chemicals. In recent years, experts from various countries have gained some new insights into the definition of fine chemicals. Some countries in Europe and America refer to chemical substances that are produced in small quantities and produced and sold according to different chemical structures as fine chemicals. Products processed and formulated with special functions or end-use properties are called specialty chemicals. China and Japan refer to these two types of products as fine chemicals.
China's fine chemical products include 11 product categories: pesticides; dyes; paints (including paints and inks); pigments; reagents and high-purity substances; information chemicals (including photosensitive materials, magnetic materials and other chemicals that can receive electromagnetic waves); Food and feed additives; adhesives; catalysts and various auxiliary agents; (chemical production system) chemicals (raw materials) and daily chemicals; functional polymer materials (including functional films, polarized light) in polymer Materials, etc.). The raw materials used in fine chemical production are the same as those used in organic synthesis, mainly coal, petroleum, natural gas and agricultural and sideline products.