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Industrial Chemicals Workers
Workers in industrial chemicals plants make all the products previously mentioned plus thousands more. Basic chemicals such as sulfuric acid, nitric acid, hydrochloric acid, sodium hydroxide, sodium chloride, and ammonia are produced by major corporations. The demand for these products is so great that only large companies can afford to produce massive volumes of them. Corporations build the factories and buy the equipment to process the raw materials and produce chemicals. Big companies and small may make specialty chemicals as well, such as adhesives, additives, antioxidants, corrosion inhibitors, cutting fluids, dyes, lubricants, and pigments.