28 Chemicals and Allied Products Lists

SIC CODE 28:

Chemicals and Allied Products Lists

This major group includes businesses producing basic chemicals, and businesses manufacturing products by predominantly chemical processes. Businesses classified in this major group manufacture three general classes of products: (1) basic chemicals, such as acids, alkalis, 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 alkalis 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. Businesses 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. Businesses 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.

SIC DESCRIPTION
2812 Alkalies and chlorine, nsk
2813 Industrial gases, nsk
2816 Inorganic pigments, nsk
2819 Industrial inorganic chemicals, nec, nsk
2821 Plastics materials and resins, nsk
2822 Synthetic rubber, nsk
2823 Cellulosic man made fibers, nsk
2824 Organic fibers, noncellulosic, nsk
2833 Medicinals and botanicals, nsk
2834 Pharmaceutical preparations, nsk
2835 Diagnostic substances, nsk
2836 Biological products, except diagnostic, nsk
2841 Soap and other detergents, nsk
2842 Polishes and sanitation goods, nsk
2843 Surface active agents
2844 Toilet preparations, nsk
2851 Paints and allied products, nec
2861 Wood distillates and extracts, nec
2865 Cyclic crudes and intermediates, nsk
2869 Industrial organic chemicals, nec, nsk
2873 Nitrogenous fertilizers, nsk
2874 Fertilizers, mixed: from plants making phosphatic fertilizer
2875 Fertilizers,mixing only, nsk
2879 Agricultural chemicals, nec, nsk
2891 Adhesives and sealants, nsk
2892 Explosives,nsk
2893 Printing ink, nsk
2895 Carbon black, nsk
2899 Chemical preparations, nec, nsk