Meet us at CPhI 2023 in Barcelona!

Meet us at CPhI 2023 in Barcelona!

CPhI Worldwide is the flagship trade show of the international pharmaceutical industry. Companies specialized in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, diagnostics and other industry related sectors use this yearly event to network and collaborate.

About

This year the exhibition takes place from 24 – 26 October in Barcelona, Spain. 1.800 exhibitors and 45.000 professional visitors from 170 countries are expected to participate.

Meet us

Team Petrex will be there! We’re looking forward to meeting you. Please contact us for setting an appointment.

Additional office space

Additional office space

Having new team members and welcoming guests from all over the world, we have decided to open another office near our headquarter.

Benefits in details

The office is located in the so-called Technologie- und Gründerzentrum Niederrhein in Kempen. This office block offers great conditions for our development. Besides our modern office, we have access to conferences and meeting rooms. An on-site bistro offers tasty snacks for a little break.

Meet us!

Enjoy the pleasant atmosphere and excellent technical infrastructure.

We’re looking forward to welcoming you.

Development of raw material prices

Development of raw material prices

Fluctuations in raw material prices are a challenge for every company. High differences can significantly influence the planning of production and the calculation of sales prices. The first industry forecasts for 2023 have already been made. Also, the company RadarRadar (formerly Tradesparent) has given its assessment.

About RadarRadar

The Dutch provider is an expert in data integration and data harmonization in the raw materials industry. Existing data are collected, checked and thoroughly evaluated for providing specific forecasts.

Results in detail

According to RadarRadar, the market outlook for 2023 is challenging as the market structure and participants change significantly. Geopolitical issues, consolidation of the raw materials industry and integration lead to less transparency and, in turn, more market protection. Strong price volatility is expected to continue in the future and has not yet peaked even with declining market liquidity. The topic of intangible resources are also widening the gap between the material and financial markets and increasing the risk of hedging. As a result, there’s a need for reliable on-demand insights into both material and financial holdings. Companies have to expect evolving regulatory requirements and increasing market uncertainty.

Young Masters soccer tournament 2023

Young Masters soccer tournament 2023

Again in 2023, the Young Masters soccer tournament will take place organized by the football club FC St. Hubert. As the region’s largest event for children’s football, we are happy to support the event and the concept “1:0 for children”.

History

For several years, more than 1,800 primary school students and more than 2,000 visitors have participated in the multiple-day football tournament annually. Sorted by the age groups, the pupils can experience team sports playfully. At the same time, donations are collected for UNICEF.

PETREX JUNIOR CUP

On Saturday, June 17, the Junior Cup for the third school year will take place. We sponsored this day. About 30 teams compete against each other in different rounds. Visitors are welcome from 8.45 AM – 4 PM. We will award the trophy. More information can be found here (German).

Chemspec Europe 2023

Chemspec Europe 2023

Petrex GmbH offers a wide range of high-quality chemicals in its portfolio. That is why we are going to attend the upcoming Chemspec fair.

About

Chemspec Europe is an annual international fair for fine and specialty chemicals. It will take place from 24 – 25 May in Basel. Around 400 exhibitors and 4,000 visitors from over 60 countries will join and take part in an eclectic conference program.

Meet us

We’re looking forward to meeting you. Please contact us for setting an appointment.

New opportunities for the chemical industry

New opportunities for the chemical industry

The chemical industry is one of the largest industries in the world and covers many different sectors. From pesticides to cosmetics, chemicals are an integral part of the market. It’s crucial to consider how further development could take place and what opportunities are open to taking.

Economic benefits of sustainability

Sustainability in the chemical industry is not new but its value has changed. It gained importance and grew much larger in the market economy. Now it is a key topic for investors, customers and regulators. Undisputedly, the chemical industry has an indispensable role to play in conquering existing challenges such as climate change. This turnaround can also be seen in Europe, the second largest producer of chemicals. Many companies have already understood the opportunities that arise from this. In addition to generating financial savings, a sustainable business concept significantly enhances the brand value of the company. This stimulates innovation, attracts investment and strengthens customer loyalty. It also offers an advantage in recruiting professionals.

If sustainability is not respected, this can lead to significant reputational damage. In addition, high fines should be imposed if issues such as occupational safety and environmental impact are not sufficiently implemented.

Outlook

With growing social enforcement and new regulations, the pressure on companies to choose a sustainable path is increasing. It is therefore advisable to take this issue seriously, even for companies that have so far been closed to this topic. The possible benefits outweigh the effort to be made. We are happy to support our business partner in evaluating sustainable measures.