Companies

Companies with Agrochemical Roots

  • Dow: $28 billion in chemical sales (2002)

  • Union Carbide: Subsidiary of Dow (2001)

  • BASF: $25 billion in chemical sales (2002)

  • American Cyanamid: Subsidiary of BASF (2000)

  • Monsanto: $3.1 billion in chemical sales (2002)

Companies with Explosive Roots

  • DuPont: $26.7 billion in chemical sales (2002)

  • Akzo Nobel: $9.4 billion in chemical sales (2002)

  • ICI: $9.2 billion in chemical sales (2002)

  • Nobel Enterprises: Subsidiary of ICI (1926)

  • Dynamit-Nobel: Merged with IG Farben (1926). Split into AGFA, BASF, Bayer, Hoeschst (1951)

Companies with Roots in Atmospheric Gases

  • Air Liquide: $7.4 billion in chemical sales (2002)

  • BOC: $6.0 billion in chemical sales (2002)

  • Praxair: $5.1 billion in chemical sales (2002)

  • Air Products: $5.1 billion in chemical sales (2002)