• 2002 Census Bureau Final Reports, Industry Series - Numerous industry reports from the U.S. Census Department. (Requires Adobe Acrobat.)
• Chemexpo -
A virtual trade show of the chemical industry: you can search for a company by product or name, and get contact details and a list of products manufactured. Some companies
have more detailed profiles, which are written by the companies themselves (so they're basically more like homepages).
• Chemical Online - Profiles of chemical companies -- some have a storefront, which looks like a web site for that company, while others just have contact data and a product list.
• Chemical Week - "The worldwide news source for chemicals makers and processors."
• Environmental Protection Agency Pesticides Programs -
Lots of databases about pesticides, the companies that make them and the companies that use them. Some of the databases are available on-line, others require
a subscriptions, and others are only available via CD-Rom or some other media.
• Manufacturing.net - Features daily updates covering the latest news from around the globe on key topics for (chemical) manufacturers.
• Specialized Industrial Directory: Industrial Chemicals - From Thomas publishing: brief contact and product information of manufacturers of industrial chemicals. Searchable by sub category.
• Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association -
Has some news and company profiles online (most of the profiles only have contact details, but some are more complete). There's a decent search feature so you
can search the entire site.
• Specialized Industrial Directory: Abrasives - A subset of the Thomas register, just Abrasive companies.
Adhesives and Sealants
• Specialized Industrial Directory: Adhesives - From Thomasnet.com
Agricultural Chemicals and Fertilizers
• Fertilizer Indicators - Lots of information about fertilizer from an industry organization.
• Yahoo Chemical Industry News - Current news about the Chemical industry from Yahoo: includes Reuters, Business Wire and PR Newswire.
• Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association -
In the Compounding section, you can search the archive of the magazine published by this organization.
Other Useful Information
• Chemical Abstracts - CAS databases include more than 24 million abstracts of chemistry-related literature and patents and more than 29 million organic and inorganic substances and over 57 million sequences.
Paint and Coatings
• Paint and Coating Industry - Online source for this industry.
• Paint and Coatings Online -
Has some general industry information, and has storefront pages established my some of the major paint companies.
• Paint and Varnishes Directory -
Directory of manufacturers; from Thomas Publishing (they also do the Thomas Register).
• Paint Store -
Publisher of Painting and Wallcovering Contractor, and has the archive online, so you can find news about a paint company.
• Paintwebs - Profiles of hundreds of paint companies: mainly just the address, phone, fax and brief product info.
• Protective Coatings Company Profiles -
Provides name, address, phone, fax, contact person and types of coatings manufactured at coating companies.
Paints and Coatings
• PaintInfo.org -
This industry association has some statistics on its website. PDF.
• Chemical Industry Analysis Brief -
Overview of the chemical industry, from the Department of Energy. It focuses on energy use by the industry, but also has various statistics about production and consumption.
• Hoover's - A snapshot of the chemical industry.
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