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SCI (Society of Chemical Industry) is a global network of innovators, formed in 1881 by prominent scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs, who went on to form the products, processes and companies that propelled society forward. SCI is the place where science meets business.

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Key People

Mr Paul Booth OBE

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Dr Alan Baylis
Chair - Board of Trustees

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Sharon Todd
Chief Executive Officer

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We are SCI: Where Science Meets Business


The story of SCI begins in 1881

When a prominent group of forward-thinking scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs founded The Society of Chemical Industry. Our founding members went on to set up major businesses, producing many of the daily products we recognise today...