ChemConnect was founded in 1995 as a bulletin board site, and was re-launched in 2000 as one of the first natural exchanges for chemicals. The M&E with Envera (2001) and CheMatch (2002) helped in positioning the company as the largest independent marketplace. According to the company, it has signed up more than 9,000 member companies from 150 countries; 2002 commerce volume exceeds $8.8 billion with over 16,000 transactions.
Established in late 2000 by 22 of the biggest chemical companies in the world, Elemica is a leading e-hub for the global chemical industry. Offering includes a "one-stop" experience through browser-based and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) connectivity. Elemica claims the number of companies with ERP connections to the its hub will increase from 50 in March to 150 by the end of Q2 2003.
The merger of cc-markets and chemplorer (2001) created CC-Chemplorer, the leading European catalog e-marketplace for chemicals, services and MRO goods. According to the company 15,000 transactions are conducted in its marketplace each week.
ChemCross.com is Asia's most prominent chemical online exchange, established in 2000 as a consortium of more than 60 major chemical companies in Asia. ChemCross provides online transaction services whereby buyers and sellers of chemical products can make dynamic purchasing and sales deals. According to the company it has 3,000 registered users who have traded more than $850 million dollar worth of chemical products so far.
Established in January of 2000, ChemHunter.com is the leading natural exchange for chemicals in Latin America. According to the company it has 1400 registered companies from 81 countries.
ChemX is SESAMi.com's chemical portal. ChemX provides on-line catalogue, auction services, and procurement for both direct and indirect goods and services for the chemical industry in the Asia Pacific region.
ChemPoint.com is an "e-distributor" of chemical products and services, with a focus on specialty and fine chemicals. Founded in May of 1999, this business is fully funded by the parent company - Univar N.V. (Rotterdam, The Netherlands).
Plastics and polymers
Founded in 2000 by BASF, Bayer, Dow, DuPont and Ticona, the Omnexus eMarketplace currently offers plastics materials and related services from more than 20 global suppliers, and has grown its member base to more than 22,000 plastics professionals worldwide.
Real-time spot marketplace for anonymously buying and selling prime and wide-spec commodity grade plastic resins in truckloads and railcars. Web site includes five years pricing charts for more than 20 most common polymers.
Launched in July 2000 as a joint initiative by 15 of the world's leading energy and petrochemical companies, Trade-Ranger is an independent electronic hub that enables e-procurement for its member companies and provides catalogue services (standards, creation, trading, invoicing).
Launced in Feb. 2000, Chemdeals is designed for chemical industry manufacturers, distributors, processors, and other buyers and sellers so they may transact surplus and obsolete chemicals.
Fine chemicals and additives
A web based sourcing service by the Korean Corporation SK. According to the company, it provides over 10,000 commercially available chemicals from their network of over 3,000 of dedicated fine chemical manufacturers, located primarily in East Asia.
Founded in October 2000 by Albemarle, Cytec, and GE Specialty Chemicals. Later in 2000 Atofina and Akzo Nobel joined the site as suppliers. PolymerAdditives.com says it offers 260 products and has over 2000 registered users.
SpecialChem is a Knowledge and Solution Provider focusing on specialty chemicals. Company offers two web based sourcing platforms at: SpecialChem4Polymers and SpecialChem4Adhesives.
Life science chemicals
e-commerce enabled Buyer's guide for life scientists provides detailed information and links directly to vendor product pages.
Major suppliers' e-commerce portals
Dow Corning - Xiameter
Univar (Van Waters and Rogers)
Selected bulletin boards
Alibaba.com chemicals - Hong-Kong
Chemsilicon - India
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