Rubber & Miscellaneous Plastics

SIC 3011 Tires and Inner Tubes - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

After years of intense price wars, consolidation, and layoffs, the tire and inner tube industry was highly concentrated by the early 2000s. The top three firms controlled roughly two-thirds of the global market; the capital-intensive nature of the industry lends itself to such patterns.

SIC 3021 Rubber and Plastics Footwear - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

The rubber and plastics footwear industry in the United States was worth slightly less than $1 billion in 2000. The market reeled from a decline in consumer spending on athletic footwear but tried to capitalize on the shift in demand toward outdoor footwear, including rugged shoes for hiking and winter-sports footwear.

SIC 3052 Rubber and Plastics Hose and Belting - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

More than 200 companies make hoses and belting in the United States. The industry shipped $4.24 billion worth of goods and spent $2.1 billion on materials in 2000.

SIC 3053 Gaskets, Packing, and Sealing Devices - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This category covers establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing gaskets, gasketing materials, compression packings, mold packings, oil seals, and mechanical seals. It includes gaskets, packing, and sealing devices made of rubber leather, metal, asbestos, and plastics.

SIC 3061 Molded, Extruded, and Lathe-Cut Mechanical Rubber Goods - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

Molded, extruded, and lathe-cut goods are used in various types of machinery and equipment. End uses for these products exist in automobiles, oil and gas equipment, appliances, farm equipment, and construction machinery.

SIC 3069 Fabricated Rubber Products, Not Elsewhere Classified - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This industry includes more than 100 rubber products not classified in other rubber products industries such as toy balloons, rubber brake linings, rubber rafts and pontoons, and many others. The total value of U.S.

SIC 3081 Unsupported Plastics Film and Sheet - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

The value of shipments in the plastics film and sheet industry in 2000 was $14.1 billion. About 870 establishments operated in the industry, and 62 percent of these establishments had 20 or more employees.

SIC 3082 Unsupported Plastics Profile Shapes - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

The value of shipments in the plastics profile shapes industry in 2001 was $4.34 billion, down from $4.44 billion in 2000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

SIC 3083 Laminated Plastics Plate, Sheet, and Profile Shapes - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This industry confronted the prospect of its own maturation in the late 1990s. Industry shipments fell from $3.19 billion in 1997 to $2.84 billion in 1998 and to $2.77 billion in 1999.

SIC 3084 Plastics Pipe - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

Establishments manufacturing plastics pipe shipped an estimated $5.9 billion worth of product in 2000. Although the industry has grown fairly steadily over the past decade, it has lagged behind the growth of plastics products in general.

SIC 3085 Plastics Bottles - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

Included in this category are establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing plastic bottles.

SIC 3086 Plastics Foam Products - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This industry covers establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing plastics foam products.

SIC 3087 Custom Compounding of Purchased Plastics Resins - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

Custom compounding companies purchase plastic resins from plastic manufacturers. They alter and manipulate the resins to form new compounds, which they usually sell to companies making plastic products.

SIC 3088 Plastics Plumbing Fixtures - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

This category includes establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing plastics plumbing fixtures. Establishments primarily engaged in assembling plastics plumbing fixture fittings are classified in SIC 3432: Plumbing Fixture Fittings and Trim.

SIC 3089 Plastics Products, Not Elsewhere Classified - Description, Market Prospects, Industry History

There are at least 12 major processing techniques used to form plastics goods. A traditional and popular technique is extrusion, which entails melting and compressing plastic granules in a tube.

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