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
·2812 Alkalies and Chlorine
·2813 Industrial Gases
·2816 Inorganic Pigments
·2819 Industrial Inorganic Chemicals, Not Elsewhere Classified
Industry Group 282: Plastics Materials And Synthetic Resins, Synthetic
·2821 Plastics Materials, Synthetic Resins, and Nonvulcanizable Elastomers
·2822 Synthetic Rubber (Vulcanizable Elastomers)
·2823 Cellulosic Manmade Fibers
·2824 Manmade Organic Fibers, Except Cellulosic
Industry Group 283: Drugs
·2833 Medicinal Chemicals and Botanical Products
·2834 Pharmaceutical Preparations
·2835 In Vitro and In Vivo Diagnostic Substances
·2836 Biological Products, Except Diagnostic Substances
Industry Group 284: Soap, Detergents, And Cleaning Preparations; Perfumes, Cosmetics, and Other Toilet Preparations
·2841 Soap and Other Detergents, Except Specialty Cleaners
·2842 Specialty Cleaning, Polishing, and Sanitation Preparations
·2843 Surface Active Agents, Finishing Agents, Sulfonated Oils, and Assistants
·2844 Perfumes, Cosmetics, and Other Toilet Preparations
Industry Group 285: Paints, Varnishes, Lacquers, Enamels, And Allied
·2851 Paints, Varnishes, Lacquers, Enamels, and Allied Products
Industry Group 286: Industrial Organic Chemicals
·2861 Gum and Wood Chemicals
·2865 Cyclic Organic Crudes and Intermediates, and Organic Dyes and Pigments
·2869 Industrial Organic Chemicals, Not Elsewhere Classified
Industry Group 287: Agricultural Chemicals
·2873 Nitrogenous Fertilizers
·2874 Phosphatic Fertilizers
·2875 Fertilizers, Mixing Only
·2879 Pesticides and Agricultural Chemicals, Not Elsewhere Classified
Industry Group 289: Miscellaneous Chemical Products
·2891 Adhesives and Sealants
·2892 Explosives
·2893 Printing Ink
·2895 Carbon Black
·2899 Chemicals and Chemical Preparations, Not Elsewhere Classified

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