Resin, Rubber & Fiber Manufacturers

Resin, Rubber & Fiber Manufacturers

Overview

The 1,000 firms in the US manufacture resin and plastics material, synthetic rubber, artificial and synthetic fibers and filaments. The industry supplies distributors and a broad range of manufacturers, including producers of apparel, footwear, tires and auto parts, containers and packaging, plastic wrap, paints and coatings, elastic chord, latex gloves, insulative materials, vinyl windows and siding, hoses, and home furnishings.

Volatile Oil and Gas Costs

Oil and natural gas are major raw materials used to produce resin, plastic, rubber and fiber materials.

Consumer Demand for Natural Alternatives

Consumer awareness of the health and environmental impact of synthetic resins, plastics, rubber and fibers is driving demand for safer and biodegradable products.