Classification of chemicals in the commercial area

In the commercial area, classification of chemicals is not as straightforward as in the scientific area. Depending on the perspective taken, different levels can be utilized - moving from segments consisting of individual chemical compounds to the other extreme of segments only defined by the end us...

Author: Pflug, Kai
Division/Institute:FB 12: Chemie und Pharmazie
Document types:Article
Media types:Text
Publication date:2013
Date of publication on miami:22.11.2013
Modification date:21.03.2016
Source:Journal of Business Chemistry, 10 (2013) 3, S. 151-160
Edition statement:[Electronic ed.]
DDC Subject:330: Wirtschaft
License:InC 1.0
Language:English
Notes:Section "Practicioner’s Section"
Format:PDF document
URN:urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-45309456114
Permalink:http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-45309456114
Digital documents:2013_vol-10_iss3_151-160.pdf

In the commercial area, classification of chemicals is not as straightforward as in the scientific area. Depending on the perspective taken, different levels can be utilized - moving from segments consisting of individual chemical compounds to the other extreme of segments only defined by the end use of chemicals. In between, there are several other levels in which both perspectives are mixed to a certain degree. The different levels are discussed along with the issues arising from their often simultaneous use. In addition, guidelines are given on the suitability of different levels for specific areas of the chemical industry.