From Chemistry Valley to Industrial Production
The Chemical Substance Production Technologies Center “Chemistry Valley” Project was created with the controlled project support of the Cukurova Development Agency. The Chemistry Valley Project, situated in the Cukurova Technopark building, has been carried out by the Adana Chamber of Industry, Adana Chamber of Commerce, Adana Organized Industrial Zone, Adana Metropolitan Municipality, Mediterranean Exporters Union and Cukurova University Rectorate.
The Chemistry Valley Project, which will increase exports and reduce imports in the chemical industry in Turkey, is important for the developing Turkish economy. The main purpose of the Chemical Substance Production Technologies Center “Chemistry Valley” Project is to identify the high value-added chemical substances that are not produced in our country and region, and to reveal how these can be produced and what the needed production technology is. Providing entrepreneurs information on chemical substances with their production technology and conducted feasibility as well as creating a unit that has the appropriate infrastructure to do so are among the Chemistry Valley’s aims.
There exists more than 60 million compounds in the world and around 80 thousand of these chemicals are currently used by the industry. Only 2600 of these chemicals are produced in our country. The Chemistry Valley project will increase this number and contribute to Turkey’s 2023 target of 50 billion dollars for chemical exports.
1-) The structures of the chemicals imported and to be produced by the industry will be determined by the analyses conducted in the laboratories built in the Cukurova Technopark’s building.
Chemistry Valley, which will make important contributions to industrial production, aims to provide university-industry cooperation, chemical process development, and production of pesticides and fertilizers for farmers, pharmaceutical active ingredients for the health sector, synthetic dyes and fibers for the textile industry, soaps and beauty auxiliaries for the cosmetics industry, synthetic sweeteners and flavors for the food industry, plastics and chemicals for the packaging industry, and artificial rubber for the automobile industry.
2-) We will determine the raw materials in our region and what can be produced from these raw materials (for instance, the production of pure cellulose, cellulose derivatives, etc. from linter)