Chemical mission for Scotland

A delegation of leading Scottish chemical firms is on a trade mission this week to showcase Scotland as a competitive European location for chemical manufacture and R&D



A delegation of leading Scottish chemical firms is on a trade mission this week to showcase Scotland as a competitive European location for chemical manufacture and R&D.



Representatives from Grangemouth-based Kemfine, East Kilbride-based NiTech Solutions, and Edinburgh-based Aptuit will join Scottish Development International officials and members from the Scottish Enterprise Chemical Sciences team at Informex 2008 in New Orleans.



Informex is an international event for the chemical sector, drawing over 4,000 customers from 500 companies worldwide.



Scottish Enterprise said it hopes that Scotland’s first ever attendance at Informex will help highlight the country’s key sector and company strengths to an international customer base and raise the prospect of new business for the chemical industry in Scotland.



The mission follows the recent launch of an ambitious strategy for the industry, Chemical Sciences Scotland. Unveiled in 2007, the plan is being driven by the industry in Scotland with support from the government’s enterprise agency, Scottish Enterprise, and aims to ensure that a vibrant and competitive chemical industry exists in Scotland in 20 years time.