FMC Corporation

FMC Corporation, formerly Food Machinery Corporation, is a chemical company with 7,000 employees. It is a component of the S&P 500.

Airgas USA LLC

Airgas USA, LLC, a subsidiary of Airgas, Inc., makes and distributes industrial gases, medical gases, welding supplies, and other products, including nitrous oxide, dry ice, and carbon dioxide for carbonated drinks. 

Olin Corporation

Olin Corporation, which was founded as two companies in 1892, makes ammunition, chlorine, and sodium hydroxide. It is a component of the S&P 400.

DowDuPont Inc.

DowDuPont Inc. was formed in a merger of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and The Dow Chemical Company. In the 20th century, DuPont developed polymers such as Vespel, neoprene, nylon, Corian, Teflon, Mylar, Kapton, Kevlar, Zemdrain, M5 fiber, Nomex, Tyvek, Sorona, Corfam, and Lycra. DowDuPont is the world’s largest chemical company in terms of sales and a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company is intended to split into three publicly-traded companies in the future.

WR Grace and Company

WR Grace and Company is an American specialty chemicals materials conglomerate with three business segments: Grace Catalysts Technologies, Grace Materials Technologies, and Grace Construction Products. 

Kraton Corporation

Kraton Corporation makes styrenic block copolymers and other engineered polymers which it sells in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region. It makes Cariflex, a polyisoprene product, in its Paulinia, Brazil manufacturing facility. 

Detrex Corporation

Detrex Corporation makes PVC and CPVC pipe and ducts and specialty chemicals, including lubricant additives and high-purity hydrochloric acid.


BASF SE is a German company and the largest producer of chemicals in the world. It has subsidiaries and joint ventures in 80 countries, but no longer makes consumer products. It is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 index.