A chemical is a substance, either an element or a compound that is made by a chemical process. So with this, a chemical company is one that is involved in the production of chemicals for industrial use. Despite the fact that many people simply describe or define the chemical industry as an industry that is only involved in the use of chemistry to produce chemicals, the definition is however incomplete. The reason for this is that the term ‘chemical’ is not described.
Description embraced for statistical and economic purposes differ from one country to another. Also, the Standard International Trade Classification, issued by the United States, includes substances used to cause explosions and combustible substances used in fireworks.
The space or opportunity of the chemical industry is in a way defined by habit or rather than reasoning. than by logic. For you to be able to partner with any good chemical industry, there is a need to know at least the best ten chemical industries in any location.
Top 10 Best Chemical Industries In Lagos
- Mekz global limited
- JuNeng Nigeria Limited
- Texas chemical manufacturing limited, Nigeria
- Zuzu chemicals limited
- Ojota chemical market
- Bond Chemical industries limited
- Okeson chemicals Nigeria Limited
- Eunisell limited
- Ekwoda chemicals Nigeria Limited
- Notore Chemical Industries Plc.
Types of chemical industries.
- Inorganic and Organic chemical industry
- Fertilizer Industry
- Refinery and petroleum industry
- Pesticide industry
- Electroplating and heat treatment industry
- Hydro generated oil and soap industry
Inorganic and Organic Chemical Industry
- Inorganic Chemical Industry deal in the production of Acid, base or alkali, and salt
- Organic Chemical Industry; this industry has three different categories of production which are the production of natural drugs, artificial drugs, and antibiotics.
The fertilizer industry deals in the production of fertilizers with chemicals such as N.P.K (Nitrogen – Phosphorus- Potassium fertilizer), P.K.C (Phosphorus-Potassium-Carbon fertilizer). However, a large quantity of waste is usually generated from the fertilizer industry. The quantity of waste generated is within the range of 2 to 3 MGD for an average size of the fertilizer industry.
Refineries and petroleum Industry
This industry deals in the production of Chemicals required by the petroleum industry. Likewise, a lot of waste is usually generated from the industry. However, there is a means through which the waste product can be distinctly grouped. The constitution of the wastewater generated differs from industry to industry, the process used in production, and all other factors
As the name depicts, the pesticide industry is involved in the production of chemicals used to kill insects or animals that damage crops. Pesticide involves chemicals that kill weeds, animals, and all other destructive animals. The pesticide is composed of organic and inorganic compounds, but now we have artificial organic pesticides.
The recent pesticides we have now comprised mainly of three groups, which are;
- Chlorohydrocarbons such as DDT, Aldrin, Dieldrin and Endrin.
- Organic phosphorus compounds such as paraoson, parathion, and malathion.
- Carbamates such as Sevin
Pesticide is formulated with both organic and inorganic compounds. Examples of the inorganic pesticides available are compounds of lead, arsenic, Mercury chlorine, HCN, lead-arsenate, sodium arsenite and so on. Examples of organic pesticides are rolenone, pyrethrin, nicotine, petroleum derivatives, DDT, BHC, Chloride, Metholxychlor, Aldrin, and so on.
Electroplating and heat treatment industry
Electroplating is simply the coating of something with a thin layer of metal through the use of electrolysis. Waste products from electrolysis usually contain metal ions such as chromium, nickel, cadmium, silver, gold, and so on. The water waste that results as waste material from electroplating is usually small in quantity but poisonous.
Hydro generated oil and soap Industries
These are the Industries that deal in the production of oil and soap. During the production of soap, a very toxic waste product known as ‘Spent Soap Lye’ is produced. The reason it being toxic is due to the presence of sodium salt of a fatty acid which do not undergo crystallization during the process of producing soap. The waste product has a high biochemical oxygen demand and also high COD values, which have a high degree of alkalinity.
Let’s look at Mekz global limited and JuNeng Nigerian limited.
Mekz Global Limited
The first on the list of the top ten best chemicals in Lagos is Mekz global limited. This company deals both in chemical and energy. They are involved in both producing and selling of chemicals, raw industrial materials, chemicals used for food production, chemicals used in the oil and gas industry, chemicals used for treating water, raw materials used in the pharmaceutical industry, and also chemicals used in cosmetics and beauty industry. Mekz global limited was established in the year 2102 and since then they have been waxing stronger in the industry. The chemical industry is located at No 29, Alhaji Masha Street, Lagos Nigeria.
The list of chemicals they supply include;
- GMS Glycerol Monostearate MSG
- Monosodium Glutamate
- BHT Butylated Hydroxytoluene
- Inosine Monophosphate IMP
- Potassium Iodate,
- Sodium Nitrate
- Sodium Acetate
- Citric Acid,
- SPP Sodium Polyphosphate
- Magnesium Trisilicate
- Bread Improvers
- Light Magnesium Carbonate,
- Mono and Diglycerides Bread Softener
- Calcium Propionate
- Sorbic Acid
- Sodium Perborate
- Sodium Chlorate
- Casein Powder
- Chloroquine Phosphate
- Methyl Paraben
- Potassium Ferrocyanide and Bentonite.
JuNeng Nigerian Limited
JuNeng Nigerian limited are ranked the second best chemical industries in Lagos. They are one of the best dealers in the production of chemical, not only in Lagos but at large. The organization has been in operation from 2010 till present date, and it has been managed by Darlington Abiogwu. JuNeng Nigeria limited are very versed in the chemical industry, and they are dependable and trustworthy in the field. The shop is situated at no 88 Shalom road, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos Nigeria.
JuNeng Global Limited produce products such as;
- Advanced composite materials
- fiber reinforced polymer
- piping systems
- gratings & pultruded products
- protection enclosures and custom designed process equipment
As it has been discussed, Chemical agencies deal in the production and sales of Chemicals, but some companies deal with a particular type, while some deal with different types of chemicals.