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3M Worldwide
About.com - Plastics
American Chemical Society: Rubber Division
American Plastics Council
Association of Plastics Manufacturers in Europe
The British Plastics Federation
British Plastics and Rubber On-Line
Business and Company Resource Center* - Plastics
Business and Company Resource Center* - Rubber
Canadian Plastics
Canadian Plastics Industry Association
Center for Polymer Studies
The Dow Chemical Company
DuPont Corporation
Injection Molding Magazine
Institute for Polymer Research
Institute of Polymer Research Dresden
International Association of Plastics Distributors
Japanese Rubber Companies
MIT Polymer Processing Group
Modern Plastics - News
North American PET Plastics Organization
Plastics 101
Plastics News

Plastics Technology - News
PolymerUpdate - News and Resources
Rubber Manufacturers Association
Rubber Portal
The Society of the Plastics Industry
Tool-Moldmaking.com - Industry News
The Vinyl Institute
Wall Street Journal - Business and Industry News
The World of Plastics

Industry Overviews*:

Adhesives and Sealants
Bolts, Nuts, Screws, Rivets, and Washers
Boot and Shoe Cut Stock and Findings
Carpets and Rugs
Coated and Laminated Packaging Paper and Plastics Film
Coated and Laminated Paper, Not Elsewhere Classified
Custom Compounding of Purchased Plastics Resins
Dress and Work Gloves, Except Knit and All-Leather
Gaskets, Packing, and Sealing Devices
Hats, Caps, and Millinery
Industrial and Personal Service Paper
Laminated Plastics Plate, Sheet, and Profile Shapes
Men's Footwear, Except Athletic
Paints, Varnishes, Lacquers, Enamels, and Allied Products
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Plastics, Foil and Coated Paper Bags
Plastics Materials and Basic Forms and Shapes
Plastics Materials and Resins
Plastics Pipe
Plastics Plumbing Fixtures
Rubber and Plastics Footwear
Rubber and Plastics Hose and Belting
Rubber Products, Fabricated
Screw Machine Products
Synthetic Rubber (Vulcanizable Elastomers)
Textile Bags
Uncoated Paper and Multiwall Bags
Unlaminated Plastics Film and Sheet
Unsupported Plastics Profile Shapes
Watches, Clocks, Clockware Operated Devices, and Parts
Waterproof Outerwear
Women's Footwear, Except Athletic

Reference Books:

The CRB Commodity Yearbook: REF HF 1041 .C56
Encyclopedia of American Industries: REF HC 102 .E53
Encyclopedia of Global Industries: REF HD 2324 .E53
Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries: REF HD 2324 .E528
Handbook of Plastics, Elastomers, and Composites: REF TP 1130 .H36
Injection Molding Handbook: REF TP 1150 .I55
Introduction to Plastic Recycling: REF TP 1175 .R43 G66
Manufacturing and Distribution USA: REF HD 9721 .M364
Manufacturing Worldwide: REF HD 9720.1 .M33
Polymer Handbook: REF QD 388 .P65


Designed Monomers and Polymers: Academic Search Premier
High Performance Plastics: Business and Company Resource Center
Plastics and Rubber Asia: Business and Company Resource Center
Plastics, Rubber and Composites: Academic Search Premier
Polymers for Advanced Technologies: Wiley
Reactive and Functional Polymers: ScienceDirect
Rubber and Plastics News II: Business and Company Resource Center


Plastics Data Source
Plastics Industry Statistics
Plastics Products Manufacturers
Plastics Statistics - Canada
Plastics and Statistics
The Society of Plastics Industry
The Society of Plastics Industry - Economic Statistics


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