SIC Code 28 - Chemicals and Allied Products

Industry Sector

Manufacturing

Total Companies

21,846

Est. Employment

375,019

Description

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

(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.

Cross-References

For some business types, there may be a similar industry to SIC Code 28 - Chemicals and Allied Products that is a better classification match.

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 SIC Code - 10-14, SIC Code - 147. Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing nonferrous metals and high-percentage ferroalloys are classified in SIC Code - 33; those manufacturing silicon carbide are classified in SIC Code - 32; those manufacturing baking powder, other leavening compounds, and starches are classified in SIC Code - 20; and those manufacturing artists' colors are classified in SIC Code - 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 SIC Code - 50-51, or SIC Code - 52-59.

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