• 2002 Census Bureau Final Reports, Industry Series - Numerous industry reports from the U.S. Census Department. (Requires Adobe Acrobat.)
• Association of Rotational Molders - Member directory has address, phone, contact person, products.
• Polymer Market - [Fee-based] reports on several polymer market sectors.
• Polysort - This website provides links to numerous participants in the rubber and plastics industry.
• Rubber & Plastics News - This trade journal's website provides [Fee-Based] access to numerous listing, rankings and archived articles.
Other Useful Information
• Definitions of Plastic Resins - From the Society of Plastic Industry, this page is a handy reference guide that explains what the various resins are and for what they are used.
• Alliance for the Polyurethanes Industry - This business unit of the American Plastics Council has information about polyurethanes on its site.
• Fiber Source -
Includes news and an overview of the synthetic fiber industry in the United States.
• Plastic Market - [Fee-based] reports on several plastic market sectors.
• Plastic: The making of a synthetic century - [Book -- Amazon]. Author Stephen Fenichell traces the history of plastic and the book covers
the major plastic firms.
• Plastics Net - Name, address, phone, fax, contact name and detailed product information of plastic and plastic machinery companies. Some companies also have home pages at this site.
• Plastics News - Web version of the print publication published by Crain's. Many free offerrings along with [Fee-based] Market Data Products.
• Resin Statistics - From the Society of the Plastics Industry, this website provides news and [Fee-based] information.
• Rubber Manufacturers Association Member Directory - This is some trade group's member directory: they provide name, address, phone, fax and product information for manufacturers of tires and other rubber products.
• Rubber World -
Has a supplier directory: Address, phone, fax, key officers and details of laboratories of rubber suppliers' testing laboratories.
• Tire Business - Has all kinds of tables about the biggest American producers of tires, retailers, retreaders, etc. Also has an extensive, free article archive.
Other Industry Research Links for United States
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Rubber Industry Research Links for Other Countries
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