Polish chemical industry is one of the most innovative sector of the economy and simultaneously is the most environmentally-friendly one. It ranks second in the order behind food industry in terms of the share in total industrial production and represent about 14% of this production. Sold production of the Polish chemical sector amounted to over PLN 131 billion in 2012, and in the middle of 2013 numbers of companies of chemical branch amounted to 11 000. Plastic and rubber processors constitute here over 70%.
Chemical sector in Poland has a long tradition. The oldest and continuously operating companies, such as Organika from Łódź, has existed for over 100 years. It is interesting to note that Ignacy Łukasiewicz, a Polish pharmacist, was a petroleum industry pioneer who built the world’s first oil refinery. It was precisely in Poland that crude oil was used on a mass scale for the first time.
Currently, petrochemical, plastics and artificial fertilizers industry are the most dominant subsectors of chemical industry in Poland. Pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry are also extremely important. Polish chemical sector is covered by the European Union regulations. This means, that fundamental conditions are the same for all countries of the UE. Production of chemicals, chemical products, man-made fibres, rubber and plastic products is not a licensed activity and does not require any license. Wide product range of Polish companies linked with chemical branch is available in our office.