FMC Corporation, a diversified chemical company, provides solutions and products for agricultural, consumer, and industrial markets. It operates in three segments: Agricultural Products, Specialty Chemicals, and Industrial Chemicals. The Agricultural Products segment develops, markets, and sells crop protection chemicals, including insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides. Its insecticides are used to protect various crops comprising cotton, sugarcane, rice, corn, soybeans, cereals, fruits, and vegetables from insects, as well as for non-agricultural applications, including pest control for home, garden, and other specialty markets. This segment's herbicides are used to protect crops from weed growth, as well as for non-agricultural applications, such as turf and roadsides; and fungicides are used to protect fruits and vegetables crops from fungal disease. The Specialty Chemicals segment is involved in biopolymer and lithium businesses. This segment offers food ingredients that are used to enhance texture, color, structure, and physical stability; pharmaceutical additives for binding, encapsulation, and disintegrant applications; ultrapure biopolymers for medical devices; and lithium for energy storage, specialty polymers, and pharmaceutical synthesis. The Industrial Chemicals segment manufactures a range of inorganic materials, including soda ash, hydrogen peroxide, specialty peroxygens, zeolites, and silicates. Its soda ash is used in glass, chemicals, and detergents; peroxygens are used in pulp and paper, chemical processing, detergents, antimicrobial disinfectants, electronics, polymers, and environmental applications; and zeolites and silicates are used in tires, detergents, and pulp and paper. The company operates in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. FMC Corporation was founded in 1883 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Crop Protection Chemicals