Welding in the chemical industry

The chemical industry is a diverse and rapidly growing industrial segment. Included in this segment are actual chemical production and chemicals used as raw material or intermitted input for the manufacture of goods.

The chemical industry can be broken down into five sub-segments:

Basic Chemicals: This includes organic or inorganic chemicals, plastics, dyes and pigments. Plastics have experienced significant growth in this sub-segment as they are a growing replacement for traditional materials in a vast array of applications.

Specialty Chemicals: This includes adhesives or sealants, water treatment products, plastic additives, catalysts and coatings. These are high performance chemicals and typically include a technical service as an aspect of their use.

Agricultural Chemicals: These play a crucial role in the farm and food processing sector. Thanks to modern agriculture techniques, farms have doubled the world’s production of food supplies since the 1960s and increased per capita food supplies in the developing world by 25 percent.

Pharmaceuticals: These include diagnostics, prescription drugs, vaccines and vitamins, for human and veterinary applications. This sub-segment also includes biotechnology products as a key area.

Consumer Products: This includes soaps, detergents, and cleaners, toiletries and cosmetics.

Sandvik’s products and services contribute to our customers' productivity, process reliability and cost efficiency while often reducing the environmental impact in the chemical industry.

We offer products:

Specifically designed for the chemical industry, such as Urea, sulfuric, formic and, nitric acid production

Produced under strict quality control

With tight tolerances and optimized micro-alloying for trouble free welding operations

With consistent chemistry between batches, from delivery to delivery for minimized corrosion risks

With optimized metallurgical stability for crack free welds and high performance in demanding environments

  • Basic Chemicals: This includes organic or inorganic chemicals, plastics, dyes and pigments. Plastics have experienced significant growth in this sub-segment as they are a growing replacement for traditional materials in a vast array of applications.
  • Specialty Chemicals: This includes adhesives or sealants, water treatment products, plastic additives, catalysts and coatings. These are high performance chemicals and typically include a technical service as an aspect of their use.
  • Agricultural Chemicals: These play a crucial role in the farm and food processing sector. Thanks to modern agriculture techniques, farms have doubled the world’s production of food supplies since the 1960s and increased per capita food supplies in the developing world by 25 percent.
  • Pharmaceuticals: These include diagnostics, prescription drugs, vaccines and vitamins, for human and veterinary applications. This sub-segment also includes biotechnology products as a key area.
  • Consumer Products: This includes soaps, detergents, and cleaners, toiletries and cosmetics.

Sandvik’s products and services contribute to our customers' productivity, process reliability and cost efficiency while often reducing the environmental impact in the chemical industry.

We offer products:

  • Specifically designed for the chemical industry, such as Urea, sulfuric, formic and, nitric acid production
  • Produced under strict quality control
  • With tight tolerances and optimized micro-alloying for trouble free welding operations
  • With consistent chemistry between batches, from delivery to delivery for minimized corrosion risks
  • With optimized metallurgical stability for crack free welds and high performance in demanding environments