to the provisions of the Organization for Economic Development and
Cooperation (OECD), according to the degree of technology intensity,
automobile, machinery, non-ferrous metallurgy and chemical industry
belong to the medium-tech industry. High-tech and its industries are
specific fields determined according to their high research and
development content, such as aerospace, information industry,
pharmaceutical, etc. Fine chemicals, as a branch of the chemical
industry, also generally belong to the category of medium technology,
but as fine chemicals, high-performance new chemical materials,
pharmaceuticals, and biochemistry have been determined to belong to the
category of high and new technology.
The 21st century is the era of knowledge economy. A new technological revolution in the three frontier sciences, mainly bioengineering, information science and new material science, will have a significant impact on the chemical industry. The development trend of traditional industries such as fine chemical industry is bound to increase the intensity of technical knowledge and complement high-tech.