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LANXESS wins Responsible Care competition 2019 of German Chemical Industry Association (VCI)


Specialty chemicals company LANXESS received on September 26 the first prize in the nationwide Responsible Care competition from the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI). The company submitted the project “Resource-efficient manufacturing of leather chemicals” (ReeL). Responsible Care is ...


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The chemical industry needs better framework conditions for solid growth

Half-year press conference 2016 of the chemical-pharmaceutical industry


Business is not going smoothly in Germany’s third largest industry. Production in the chemical-pharmaceutical industry stagnated in the 1st half 2016. Sales fell clearly, as compared with the previous year: With another drop in producer prices, sales of this industry declined by 3.5 percent to ...


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Difficult year for the German chemical industry

Business developments 2015


There is light and shadow in the business developments 2015 of the German chemical-pharmaceutical industry. Production grew slightly, but sales stagnated due to once again falling producer prices. Overseas exports rose noticeably, especially because of the weaker euro to the US dollar. By ...


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Merck: Kley Elected President of the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI)


Karl-Ludwig Kley, Chairman of the Executive Board of Merck, was elected president of the German Chemical Industry Association (Verband der Chemischen Industrie e. V. - VCI) during the association’s general assembly in Essen. Kley's term of office runs until October 2014. He succeeds Klaus Engel, ...


Chemistry: Sailing against the wind

Clear increase in employment and investment


The impacts of the debt and banking crisis in the EUand the recession in Southern Europe are now felt by the chemical industry in Germany too. In the 1st half 2012, chemical production was roughly 4 percent below the level of the previous year, so the VCI – the Frankfurt-based association of the ...


The seven success factors of chemistry in Germany

Germany defends the world champion title in chemical exports also in 2011


It is the globally unique combination of favourable attributes that makes Germany's chemical companies so successful. No other nation exports more chemicals. In 2011, German chemical companies sold chemical products worth over 150 billion euros to customers abroad. With a share of 11.2 percent in ...


2011 Record year for the German chemical industry - Weaker growth 2012

Engel: “Trends keep moving upward in 2012 for the German chemical industry"


No crisis mood for chemistry: the VCI expects further chemical industry growthin 2012 – at much lower speed. Record sales, production above pre-crisis level, higher research spending and more jobs: 2011 was a good year in many respects for the chemical industry in Germany. However, much slower ...


Opening of the International Year of Chemistry in Germany

Chemistry enables a sustainable future and a “green lifestyle”


When opening the International Year of Chemistry in Germany, leading delegates from science, industry and trade union highlighted major contributions from chemistry to a good quality of life. Clean water and air, safe foods and effective medicines: many global challenges to humankind cannot be ...


Merck KGaA: Kley Elected Vice President of the German Chemical Industry Association


Merck KGaA announced the Chairman of the Executive Board, Dr. Karl-Ludwig Kley, has been elected Vice President of the German Chemical Industry Association (Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V. - VCI) by the association’s member assembly, which met in Dresden, Germany. Kley has been a member of ...


German chemical industry: More robust and more competitive

Long-term growth potential of 3 percent - Emission trading system (ETS) as major problem


Over the last few years the chemical industry in Germany has worked for and achieved clear advantages in global competition, so the German chemical industry association (VCI) in a press conference in Frankfurt. Since the start of the upswing in 2003, annual growth in the German chemical industry ...


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