|The NAICS Code 326 is described as|
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Industries in the Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing subsector make goods by processing plastics materials and raw rubber. The core technology employed by establishments in this subsector is that of plastics or rubber product production. Plastics and rubber are combined in the same subsector because plastics are increasingly being used as a substitute for rubber; however the subsector is generally restricted to the production of products made of just one material, either solely plastics or rubber.
Many manufacturing activities use plastics or rubber, for example the manufacture of footwear, or furniture. Typically, the production process of these products involves more than one material. In these cases, technologies that allow disparate materials to be formed and combined are of central importance in describing the manufacturing activity. In NAICS, such activities (the footwear and furniture manufacturing) are not classified in the Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing subsector because the core technologies for these activities are diverse and involve multiple materials.
Within the Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing subsector, a distinction is made between plastics and rubber products at the industry group level, although it is not a rigid distinction, as can be seen from the definition of Industry 32622, Rubber and Plastics Hose and Belting Manufacturing. As materials technology progresses, plastics are increasingly being used as a substitute for rubber; and eventually, the distinction may disappear as a basis for establishment classification.
In keeping with the core technology focus of plastics, lamination of plastics film to plastics film as well as the production of bags from plastics only is classified in this subsector. Lamination and bag production involving plastics and materials other than plastics are classified in the NAICS Subsector 322
, Paper Manufacturing.
It belongs to the code group
NAICS Code 32 Manufacturing
To this Code "326" belongs the sub codes
- NAICS Code 3261: Plastics Product Manufacturing
(Plastics Product Manufacturing)
- NAICS Code 3262: Rubber Product Manufacturing
(Rubber Product Manufacturing)
The equivalent ISIC Code (Rev. 3.1) is
|25:|| Manufacture of rubber and plastics products|
| || Fabrication d'articles en caoutchouc et en matières plastiques|
The nearest NACE Code (Rev. 1.1) is
|DH:|| Herstellung von Gummi- und Kunststoffwaren|
|DH:|| Manufacture of rubber and plastic products|
The equivalent CPC Code (Rev. 1.1) is
Translation of the Code description
|326:|| Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing|