Chemical industry

The chemical industry is central to Germany’s position as an industrial power. Numerous sectors of the economy depend directly or indirectly on developments and products from this core industry. The chemical industry lead market is therefore of considerable strategic importance in maintaining the technological sovereignty of Germany and Europe.

From industry and agriculture to businesses and homes, chemicals play an important role in many areas of our lives. The chemical industry is central to Germany’s position as an industrial power. On top of its importance as a major employer, the chemical industry also serves as a catalyst and driver of innovation for key frontline themes such as climate protection, sustainable production and resource efficiency. It also produces raw materials for many other branches of industry which depend directly or indirectly on the chemical industry and its processes and methods.

With their wide-ranging expertise, outstanding research and in-depth market knowledge, the institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft that specialize in this industry support their partners at every point of the process chain – from raw material to finished product. To this end, the institutes combine specific specialist knowledge of chemical and biotechnical processes with knowledge of systemic solutions for a successful energy and raw material transition.

For further information on the lead market for chemical industry, see the website of the Fraunhofer Chemistry Alliance.