FMC Corporation, a chemical company, provides solutions, applications, and products for agricultural, consumer, and industrial markets worldwide. It operates in three segments: Agricultural Products, Specialty Chemicals, and Industrial Chemicals. The Agricultural Products segment develops, markets, and sells a portfolio of crop protection, pest control, and lawn and garden products. It produces insecticides and herbicides to protect various crops, including cotton, sugarcane, rice, corn, soybeans, cereals, fruits, and vegetables from insects and weed growth. The company?s insecticides are also used in non-agricultural applications, including pest control for home, garden, and other specialty markets; and herbicides in turf and roadsides applications. The Specialty Chemicals segment produces microcrystalline cellulose that is used as drug dry tablet binder and disintegrant, and food ingredient; carrageenan, which is used as food ingredient for thickening and stabilizing; encapsulant for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications; alginates that are used as food ingredients, and for pharmaceutical excipient, wound care, orthopedic uses, and industrial uses; and lithium that is used in pharmaceuticals, polymers, batteries, greases and lubricants, air conditioning, and other industrial applications. The Industrial Chemicals segment produces soda ash for glass, chemicals, and detergents; peroxygens for pulp and paper, chemical processing, detergents, antimicrobial disinfectants, environmental applications, electronics, and polymers; and phosphorus chemicals for detergents, cleaning compounds, and animal feed. The company was founded in 1884 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.