Industrial chemicals are used for a wide variety of applications, from cleaning and maintenance to sealing and binding.

Cleaning chemicals are useful for both maintenance purposes and fieldwork. Specially-formulated compounds can come into contact with valuable equipment like circuit boards without sacrificing the integrity of the board or connections. Other solutions like alcohols or soaps are suitable for general purpose cleaning like removing grime or washing hands.

Other chemicals include threadlockers, sealers, and adhesives to create and secure physical and electrical bonds; lubricants to break bonds and reduce friction; coating chemicals to protect equipment from the environment; and heat sink compound to facilitate cooling.