Uses of fine chemical products

Fine chemical products, as opposed to bulk chemicals, are single, pure substances produced in very small quantities in plants. Due to their often changing chemistry, fine chemicals are more expensive and often require a lot of research to produce.

Active pharmaceutical ingredients

Fine chemical products can be used to produce active ingredients in drugs which combine with other ingredients to produce an action within the body. Without active ingredients, a drug would not be able to take effect, therefore they are extremely important within pharmaceutical companies. However, an active ingredient produced from fine chemical products can cause adverse or unintended effects which can cause discomfort in patients. An example of this is the active ingredient sertraline hydrochloride, found in a drug called Zoloft, which is used to treat depression. Taking the medication can cause side effects like dizziness, insomnia, nausea and many more – and, if sertraline is mixed with active ingredient of other drugs, like MAOIs, it can cause worse effects, like rigidity, hyperthermia and even a coma. So, active ingredients as a use of fine chemical products is very useful, but must be carefully monitored to prevent making patients experience any adverse effects.

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Biocides

Fine chemical products can also be used to produce biocides. The term biocides is an umbrella term for both pesticides (used to kill pests) and antimicrobials (used to kill micro organisms). Examples of pesticides are herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and rodenticides, all of which are used to poison and kill any unwanted components of your home or garden – plants or weeds, unwelcome insects, fungi and rodents like rats or mice. Antimicrobials, on the other hand, include things like antibiotics, antivirals and antiparasites, often used to get rid of illnesses in patients. Antibiotics kill any non-resistant strains of bacteria within the body, antivirals rid the body of viruses and antiparasites cure the body of any parasitic disease, the most well-known being malaria.

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Speciality chemicals

Speciality chemicals have a wide range of different uses – for example, fine chemical products can be used to develop adhesives, cosmetic additives, flavours, fragrances and lubricants. Many industrial sectors like cosmetics, textiles, agriculture and manufacturing are highly dependant on the production of speciality chemicals, and would not be able to function without them. You probably have a huge quantity of speciality chemicals that you use in your everyday life – for example, a speciality chemical like sulphamic acid can be used to produce dyes and pigments. Other speciality chemicals can be used to produce household paint and coatings, perfumes and body sprays, and even the glass in your windows.

Being the best fine chemicals manufacturer means offering bespoke services that other chemical distributors fail to offer. For instance, if you desire to outsource production of our intermediaries, you can choose to work with us on a contract basis. Once you jump ship with us, we will provide you the exact fine chemicals you want, even those that aren’t featured in our very product list. To discuss about any specific outsourcing project you may have in mind, email us via info@syntor.co.uk. Our devoted staff will be at your every beck and call.

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