The chemical industry has so much overlap with other industries that you could consider its boundaries to be debatable. Petrochemical companies cross paths with the oil & gas sector through the conversion of raw materials into base and specialty chemicals such as ethylene. The agricultural sector intersects in the production of pesticides and fertilizers. The FMCG industry convergences in for instance the production of hygienic agents and pharmaceuticals and manufacturing overlaps considerably through dyes, paints and the likes.
Whichever industry you identify with the most, the top priority for all chemical companies is the same: realize maximum productivity and profit while demonstrating safe practices. Asset management can be a huge contributor to that success.