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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:

Mosaic Company (The) (MOS)

Nutrien Ltd. (NTR)

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)

DowDuPont Inc. (DWDP)

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)

Related Links:

List of Publicly Traded Companies

List of Companies in the Materials Sector


Chemical Industry Resources

IPOs and Comparison Tools

Chemical Industry Resources

IPOs and Comparison Tools

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)

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)

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)

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)

DowDuPont Inc. (DWDP) (Formed by the 2017 merger of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont; Operates three divisions: Agricultural, Material Sciences and Specialty Products. The company offers a diverse portfolio that includes specialty chemicals, fluorochemicals, fluoropolymers, materials and plastics)

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

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)

Methanex Corporation (MEOH) (Canada: methanol)

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

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

NewMarket Corporation (NEU) (Petroleum additives)

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

Nutrien Ltd. (NTR) (Canada: Potash, nitrogen and phosphate; formed by the 2018 merger of Agrium Inc. and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Venator Materials PLC (VNTR) (IPO August 3, 2017; chemical manufacturer)

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)