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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.

Industry Group 281: Industrial Inorganic Chemicals Industry Group 282: Plastics Materials And Synthetic Resins, Synthetic Industry Group 283: Drugs Industry Group 284: Soap, Detergents, And Cleaning Preparations; Perfumes, Cosmetics, and Other Toilet Preparations Industry Group 285: Paints, Varnishes, Lacquers, Enamels, And Allied Industry Group 286: Industrial Organic Chemicals Industry Group 287: Agricultural Chemicals Industry Group 289: Miscellaneous Chemical Products

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