Major Group: 28—Chemicals And Allied Products

This major group includes establishments producing basic chemicals, and establishments manufacturing products by predominantly chemical processes. Establishments classified in this major group manufacture three general classes of products: (1) basic chemicals, such as acids, alkalies, salts, and organic chemicals; (2) chemical products to be used in further manufacture, such as synthetic fibers, plastics materials, dry colors, and pigments; and (3) finished chemical products to be used for ultimate consumption, such as drugs, cosmetics, and soaps; or to be used as materials or supplies in other industries, such as paints, fertilizers, and explosives. The mining of natural alkalies and other natural potassium, sodium, and boron compounds, of natural rock salt, and of other natural chemicals and fertilizers are classified in Mining, Industry Group 147. Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing nonferrous metals and high-percentage ferroalloys are classified in Major Group 33; those manufacturing silicon carbide are classified in Major Group 32; those manufacturing baking powder, other leavening compounds, and starches are classified in Major Group 20; and those manufacturing artists' colors are classified in Major Group 39. Establishments primarily engaged in packaging, repackaging, and bottling of purchased chemical products, but not engaged in manufacturing chemicals and allied products, are classified in Wholesale or Retail Trade industries.

Codes Titles Total Marketable US Businesses
Industry Group 281: Industrial Inorganic Chemicals
2812Alkalies and Chlorine199
2813Industrial Gases1,413
2816Inorganic Pigments158
2819Industrial Inorganic Chemicals, Not Elsewhere Classified2,958
Industry Group 282: Plastics Materials And Synthetic Resins, Synthetic Rubber, Cellulosic And Other Manmade Fibers, Except Glass
2821Plastics Materials, Synthetic Resins, and Nonvulcanizable Elastomers2,153
2822Synthetic Rubber (Vulcanizable Elastomers)238
2823Cellulosic Manmade Fibers39
2824Manmade Organic Fibers, Except Cellulosic185
Industry Group 283: Drugs
2833Medicinal Chemicals and Botanical Products1,107
2834Pharmaceutical Preparations6,937
2835In Vitro and In Vivo Diagnostic Substances872
2836Biological Products, Except Diagnostic Substances1,864
Industry Group 284: Soap, Detergents, And Cleaning Preparations; Perfumes, Cosmetics, And Other Toilet Preparations
2841Soap and Other Detergents, Except Specialty Cleaners1,152
2842Specialty Cleaning, Polishing, and Sanitation Preparations1,837
2843Surface Active Agents, Finishing Agents, Sulfonated Oils, and Assistants162
2844Perfumes, Cosmetics, and Other Toilet Preparations3,773
Industry Group 285: Paints, Varnishes, Lacquers, Enamels, And Allied Products
2851Paints, Varnishes, Lacquers, Enamels, and Allied Products2,220
Industry Group 286: Industrial Organic Chemicals
2861Gum and Wood Chemicals89
2865Cyclic Organic Crudes and Intermediates, and Organic Dyes and Pigments293
2869Industrial Organic Chemicals, Not Elsewhere Classified3,494
Industry Group 287: Agricultural Chemicals
2873Nitrogenous Fertilizers450
2874Phosphatic Fertilizers97
2875Fertilizers, Mixing Only529
2879Pesticides and Agricultural Chemicals, Not Elsewhere Classified931
Industry Group 289: Miscellaneous Chemical Products
2891Adhesives and Sealants1,255
2893Printing Ink600
2895Carbon Black55
2899Chemicals and Chemical Preparations, Not Elsewhere Classified3,262