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Comparing The 2 Largest Synthetics Companies

* All data are as of the close of Thursday, February 5, 2015. Emphasis is on company fundamentals and financial data rather than commentary.

This Synthetics industry may be all about synthetic materials, but there's nothing fake about its future prospects. Let's start with what the industry produces.

Synthetic companies manufacture, distribute, and sell chemically synthesized products or products that incorporate these elements. Many also produce inorganic minerals, such as salt, potash, and magnesium chloride.

Although a great number of larger basic materials companies also produce synthetic materials - including such companies as The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: [[DOW]]) and E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE: [[DD]]) - these larger producers falling under other industries within the basic materials sector, given their broad range of products. Dow Chemical, for instance, belongs to the Chemicals - Major Diversified industry, where du Pont belongs to the Agricultural Chemicals partition.… Read More …