NAICS Code 424690

NAICS 424690

NAICS Code 424690 – Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers

Definition of NAICS Code 424690: This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the merchant wholesale distribution of chemicals and allied products (except agricultural and medicinal chemicals, paints and varnishes, fireworks, and plastics materials and basic forms and shapes).

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Illustrative Examples of NAICS 424690

What are some examples of this code? The bulleted items below are illustrative examples of this classification.

  • Acids merchant wholesalers
  • Industrial chemicals merchant wholesalers
  • Automotive chemicals (except lubricating oils and greases) merchant wholesalers
  • Industrial salts merchant wholesalers
  • Dyestuffs merchant wholesalers
  • Rosins merchant wholesalers
  • Explosives (except ammunition and fireworks) merchant wholesalers
  • Turpentine merchant wholesalers

Cross Reference Guide for Code 424690

What codes are similar to this classification that might be a more applicable code? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes for other similar industries. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Merchant wholesale distribution of ammunition–are classified in Industry Group 4239, Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers;
  • Merchant wholesale distribution of biological and medical products; botanical drugs and herbs; and pharmaceutical products intended for internal and external consumption in such forms as ampoules, tablets, capsules, vials, ointments, powders, solutions, and suspensions–are classified in Industry NAICS 424210, Drugs and
  • Druggists’ Sundries Merchant Wholesalers;
  • Merchant wholesale distribution of farm supplies, such as animal feeds, fertilizers, agricultural chemicals, pesticides, seeds and plant bulbs–are classified in Industry NAICS 424910, Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers;
  • Merchant wholesale distribution of paints, varnishes, and similar coatings, pigments, wallpaper, and supplies, such as paint brushes and rollers–are classified in Industry NAICS 424950, Paint, Varnish, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers;
  • Merchant wholesale distribution of lubricating oils and greases–are classified in Industry NAICS 424720, Petroleum and Petroleum Products Merchant Wholesalers (except Bulk Stations and Terminals);
  • Merchant wholesale distribution of fireworks–are classified in Industry NAICS 423920, Toy and Hobby Goods and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers; and
  • Merchant wholesale distribution of plastics materials and resins, and unsupported plastics film, sheet, sheeting, rod, tube, and other basic forms and shapes–are classified in Industry NAICS 424610, Plastics Materials and Basic Forms and Shapes Merchant Wholesalers.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 424690

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with this classification. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Acids merchant wholesalers
  • Adhesives and sealants merchant wholesalers
  • Alcohol, industrial, merchant wholesalers
  • Alkalies merchant wholesalers
  • Ammonia (except fertilizer material) merchant wholesalers
  • Antifreeze merchant wholesalers
  • Aromatic chemicals merchant wholesalers
  • Automotive chemicals (except lubricating greases, lubrication oils) merchant wholesalers
  • Bleaches merchant wholesalers
  • Carbon black merchant wholesalers
  • Caulking materials merchant wholesalers
  • Caustic soda merchant wholesalers
  • Chemical additives (e.g., concrete, food, fuel, oil) merchant wholesalers
  • Chemical gases merchant wholesalers
  • Chemicals (except agriculture) (e.g., automotive, household, industrial, photographic) merchant wholesalers
  • Cleaning compounds and preparations merchant wholesalers
  • Coal tar products, primary and intermediate, merchant wholesalers
  • Compressed gases (except LP gas) merchant wholesalers
  • Concrete additives merchant wholesalers
  • Cyclic crudes and intermediates merchant wholesalers
  • Deodorants (except personal) merchant wholesalers
  • Detergents merchant wholesalers
  • Drilling muds merchant wholesalers
  • Dry ice merchant wholesalers
  • Dyes, industrial, merchant wholesalers
  • Dyestuffs merchant wholesalers
  • Essential oils merchant wholesalers
  • Explosives (except ammunition, fireworks) merchant wholesalers
  • Fibers, manmade, merchant wholesalers
  • Fire extinguisher preparations merchant wholesalers
  • Gases, compressed and liquefied (except liquefied petroleum gas), merchant wholesalers
  • Gelatin, inedible, merchant wholesalers
  • Glues merchant wholesalers
  • Gum and wood chemicals merchant wholesalers
  • Ice, dry, merchant wholesalers
  • Industrial chemicals merchant wholesalers
  • Industrial gases merchant wholesalers
  • Industrial salts merchant wholesalers
  • Inorganic chemicals merchant wholesalers
  • Janitorial chemicals merchant wholesalers
  • Laundry soap, chips, and powder, merchant wholesalers
  • Liquefied gases (except LP) merchant wholesalers
  • Man-made fibers merchant wholesalers
  • Mastics (except construction) merchant wholesalers
  • Metal cyanides merchant wholesalers
  • Oil additives merchant wholesalers
  • Oil drilling muds merchant wholesalers
  • Organic chemicals merchant wholesalers
  • Pesticides (except agricultural) merchant wholesalers
  • Polishes (e.g., automobile, furniture, metal, shoe, stove) merchant wholesalers
  • Resins, synthetic rubber, merchant wholesalers
  • Rosins merchant wholesalers
  • Salts, industrial, merchant wholesalers
  • Sealants merchant wholesalers
  • Sulfuric acid merchant wholesalers
  • Surface active agents merchant wholesalers
  • Synthetic rubber merchant wholesalers
  • Turpentine merchant wholesalers
  • Water softening compounds merchant wholesalers
  • Waxes (except petroleum) merchant wholesalers
  • Welding gases merchant wholesalers
  • Wood treating preparations merchant wholesalers

Suggested Insurance Conversion Table for NAICS Code 424690

Looking for an insurance classification other than the North American Industry Classification System? If a company falls within the industry defined on this page, then the class codes mentioned below may be applicable. Please note that the bulleted cross-reference guide below is not authoritative. Users should have an insurance professional review to ensure proper insurance classification.

  • NCCI WC (Varies by state): 8350, 8018NAICS 424690
  • CA WC: 8350, 8018
  • DE WC: 809, 924
  • PA WC: 809, 924
  • MI WC: 8350, 8018
  • NJ WC: 8350, 8018
  • NY WC: 8350, 8018
  • WY WC: 424690
  • GL: 10036, 11101
  • SIC: 5169

Resources: Praxiom, AceGroupTDICalifornia Division of Workers Compensation, Delaware Workers Compensation Manual, Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Manual, Michigan Workers’ Compensation Placement Facility: Classification Definitions, New Jersey Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance Manual, New York Workers Compensation and Employers Liability, North American Industry Classification System, Florida Underwriting Guide: Commercial General Liability Classifications,  Standard Industrial Classifications.

The suggested cross reference guide for NAICS code 424690 is based on our research using the resources cited above.

Correlating Code Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code (Where you are now). If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 42: Wholesale Trade
  • Subsector 424: Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
  • Industry Group 4246: Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
  • Industry 42469: Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
  • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 424690: Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers
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