The chemical industry produces industrial chemicals, primarily converting raw materials (oil, natural gas, air, water, metals, and minerals) into more than 70,000 different products.
Related to the chemical industry is the plastic industry, as most chemical companies produce plastics. Chemicals are used to make a wide variety of consumer goods, as well as thousands of inputs to agriculture, manufacturing, construction, and service industries producing products such as rubber and plastic products, textiles, apparel, petroleum refining, pulp and paper, and primary metals.
The production of these chemicals takes place in plants that utilize industrial controls to handle the processing aspect of the industry, generally requiring safety certifications due to hazardous locations. Comark offers a range of certified Industrial Chemical Displays and edge computers that meet these rugged requirements.