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Many investors shy away from chemicals because of a lack of familiarity with the industry. This is understandable as there is a new set of terminology and concepts that one must learn to make a sound and reasonable investment. However, let us share an interesting fact for you to ponder. When we checked in July, 2015 74% of the Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund, a popular ETF based on the materials sector, was weighted with chemical stocks.

A full list of publicly traded chemical companies can be found by scrolling down or you can access a list of the companies in each group by the industry links on this page.

Agricultural Chemicals: The agricultural chemical companies play a critical role in helping farmers and growers increase their crop yields, protect their crops and provide higher quality foods through production of nitrogen, phosphate and potash. Examples of some of the larger companies include:

Agrium Inc. (AGU)

Monsanto Company (MON)

Mosaic Company (The) (MOS)

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (POT)

Syngenta AG (SYT)

Chemicals: The companies in these sections manufacture chemicals for a wide-range of industries. Acetyl products, engineered polymers, fluorochemicals, fluoropolymers, industrial gases, specialty materials and plastics are just a few products produced by this collective group of companies. Examples of companies in these sections include:

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD)

Dow Chemical Company (The) (DOW)

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD)

Eastman Chemical Company (EMN)

Lyondell Basell Industries N.V. (LYB)

Praxair, Inc. (PX)

Specialty Chemicals: Specialty chemicals are similar to regular chemicals in that they are used by a wide range of industries but what distinguishes them are a few traits (which can include being relatively highly valued, innovative and/or unique) and are often described by what they do instead of the composition of the chemical. Examples of companies in these sections include:

Ashland Inc. (ASH)

Huntsman Corporation (HUN)

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A Schulman, Inc. (SHLM) (Plastic compounds and resins)

Aceto Corporation (ACET) (Human health, pharmaceutical ingredients, performance chemicals)

Aemetis, Inc. (AMTX) (Renewable fuels and bio-chemical products)

Agrium Inc. (AGU) (Canada:  Potash, Nitrogen and Phosphate)

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) (Industrial gases: atmospheric gases, performance materials, process gases, specialty gases)

Albemarle Corporation (ALB) (Advanced and value-added products)

American Vanguard Corporation (AVD) (Develops and manufactures crop protection and other products)

Amyris, Inc. (AMRS) (Renewable products)

Ashland Inc. (ASH)  (Specialty chemicals, performance materials; Valvoline brand)

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (AXTA) (Liquid and Powder Coatings)

BioAmber Inc. (BIOA) (Renewable materials company: convert renewable feedstock into building block materials)

Braskem S.A. (BAK) (Brazil: petrochemical products, intermediate chemicals and thermoplastic resins)

Cabot Corporation (CBT) (Specialty chemicals and performance materials)

Celanese Corporation (CE) (Specialty materials and chemical products: acetyl products and engineered polymers)

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) (Nitrogen)

Chemours Company (The) (CC) (Founded in July 2015 as a spin-off from DuPont)

Chemtura Corp. (CHMT) (Bromine and bromine-based products, calcium sulfonate, fuel additives, hot cast elastomers, lubricant additives and polyol esters)

China Green Agriculture, Inc. (CGA) (China: fertilizers and agricultural products)

ChromaDex Corporation (CDXC)  (Products and services to the food and beverage, dietary supplement, pharmaceutical and skin care industries)

Compass Minerals International, Inc. (CMP) (Chemicals and Mining: Specialty fertilizers and highway deicing salt)

CVR Partners, L.P. (UAN) (Nitrogen fertilizers)

Delta Technology Holdings Limited (DELT) (Specialty chemicals)

Dow Chemical Company (The) (DOW) (Diverse portfolio of specialty chemicals, materials and plastics)

Eastman Chemical Company (EMN) (Chemicals, fibers and plastics)

E I du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD) (Fluorochemicals, fluoropolymers and selected specialty and industrial chemicals)

Ferro Corporation (FOE) (Polishing materials and glass-based coatings, pigments and colors)

Flexible Solutions International Inc. (FSI) (Canada: technologies that reduce water evaporation and energy consumption in swimming pools)

Flotek Industries, Inc. (FTK) (Oil & gas chemicals; products used by specialty chemical companies)

FMC Corporation (FMC) (Pest control products, pharmaceutical additives, specialty polymers and pharmaceutical synthesis)

FutureFuel Corp. (FF) (Custom and multi-customer specialty chemicals and biodiesel)

Gevo, Inc. (GEVO) (Renewable chemicals and biofuels)

Gulf Resources, Inc. (GURE) (China: bromine, crude salt and specialty chemicals)

Hawkins, Inc. (HWKN) (Industrial and specialty chemicals)

H B Fuller Company (FUL) (Adhesives, Sealants, Paints and Other Specialty Chemicals)

Huntsman Corporation (HUN) (Manufactures and markets differentiated chemicals)

Ingevity Corporation (NGVT) (Specialty chemicals and carbon materials)

Innophos Holdings, Inc. (IPHS) (Specialty grade phosphate products)

Innospec Inc. (IOSP) (Fragrance ingredients, fuel additives, polymers)

International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. (IFF) (Flavors and fragrances)

Intrepid Potash, Inc. (IPI) (Potash)

Israel Chemicals (ICL) (Israel: Diversified: potash and phosphates used in fertilizers; food additives; water treatment products; engineered materials)

KMG Chemicals, Inc. (KMG) (Electronic and wood treating chemicals)

Koppers Holdings Inc. (KOP) (Carbon compounds; treated wood products)

Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (KRA) (Engineered polymers)

Kronos Worldwide Inc. (KRO) (Titanium dioxide products)

Landec Corporation (LNDC) (Polymer technologies)

Lyondell Basell Industries N.V. (LYB) (Chemicals, plastics and refining company)

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBII) (Biopesticides and plant health products)

Metabolix, Inc. (MBLX)  (Specialty materials company: biopolymer solutions used by the plastics industry)

Methanex Corporation (MEOH) (Canada: methanol)

Minerals Technologies Inc. (MTX) (Specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products)

Monsanto Company (MON) (Seeds and Traits; Crop Protection)

Mosaic Company (The) (MOS) (Potash and Phosphate)

NewMarket Corporation (NEU) (Petroleum additives)

Nexeo Solutions, Inc. (NXEO) (Chemical and plastics distributor)

OCI Partners LP (OCIP) (Methanol and anhydrous ammonia)

Olin Corporation (OLN) (Diversified: ammunition; chlorine and sodium hydroxide)

OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (OMN) (Emulsion polymers and specialty chemicals)

Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. (OEC) (Carbon black)

Platform Specialty Products Corporation (PAH) (Specialty chemical products)

PolyOne Corporation (POL) (Specialized polymer materials)

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (POT) (Canada: Potash, Nitrogen and Phosphate)

PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG) (Coatings, Fiber Glass, Glass, Optical Products, Paints and Specialty Materials)

Praxair, Inc. (PX) (Industrial gases)

Quaker Chemical Corporation (KWR) (Process fluids and chemical specialty products)

Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (RYAM) (Cellulose specialties products)

Rentech, Inc. (RTK) (Diversified: nitrogen fertilizers and wood fibres)

RPM International Inc. (RPM) (Coatings, Sealants and Specialty Chemicals)

Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (The) (SMG) (Do-it-yourself lawn and garden products)

Sensient Technologies Corporation (SXT) (Colors, flavors and fragrances)

Sherwin-Williams Company (The) (SHW)(Retail Stores: paints and coatings)

Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. (SQM) (Chile)

Stepan Company (SCL) (Specialty and intermediate chemicals)

Synalloy Corporation (SYNL) (Diversified Holding company: chemicals in addition to other products)

Syngenta AG (SYT) (Switzerland – Herbicides, Insecticides and Fungicides)

Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P. (TNH) (Nitrogen fertilizers)

TOR Minerals International Inc. (TORM) (Specialty mineral and pigment products)

Trecora Resources (TREC) (Petrochemical products and synthetic waxes)

Trinseo S.A. (TSE) (Plastics, latex and rubber products)

Univar, Inc. (UNVR) (IPO in June 2015: Chemicals distributor)

Valhi, Inc. (VHI) (Diversified holding company)

Valspar Corporation (The) (VAL) (Coatings and Paints)

WD-40 Company (WDFC) (3-IN-ONE, 2000 Flushes, Carpet Fresh, Lava, Spot Shot and WD-40)

Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK) (Building products, petrochemicals, polymers and vinyls)

Westlake Chemical Partners LP (WLKP) (Ethylene production facilities)

W R  Grace & Co. (GRA) (Process catalysts, specialty materials, construction chemicals)