Fine chemicals are complex, single, pure chemical substances, produced in limited quantities in multipurpose batch processing plants. They are defined by exacting client specifications and manufactured by multi-step batch chemical or biotechnological processes, typically used for further processing within other sectors of the chemical industry.

Fine chemicals are classed as building blocks, advanced intermediates or active ingredients (AI's) and carry a high value given their limited availability. They are commonly used as starting materials for proprietary products in the specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals and agrochemicals sectors.

Again, this industry is heavily regulated. The basic design, layout and the type of equipment that Fine Chemical processing plants and laboratories use has become practically the same all over the world. However what differentiates suppliers is their conformity to cGMP and cGAMP and the innovations and importance they place to ensure the health and safety of the plants operators. The Standard Group excel in this area and is a natural supplier of choice for such equipment.