Chemicals & plastics industry

Slovakia has a strong tradition in all major sub-sectors of chemical industry, including petroleum refining and production of fertilizers, rubber, plastics and cosmetics.

While large share of companies is naturally linked to dominant automotive industry (such as plastic components or tires production), rest of the industry is shaped by large companies processing raw materials (such as Slovnaft or Duslo Šaľa).

Research and development (R&D) plays an important role in Slovak chemicals & plastics industry. Slovak oil refinery Slovnaft (R&D centre with 100+ employees) or German car tires producer Continental (R&D centre with 150+ employees) are considered some of the best examples of strong Slovak R&D competencies in this sector.

SARIO constantly monitors the development in selected industries and prepares overviews in English.

Chemicals & Plastic Industry in Slovakia