The rubber product manufacturing industry takes manufactured natural or synthetic rubber and transforms it into various belts, hoses, tires, tubes and other rubber products. while industrial rubber products are used by virtually all industries, the dominant market is automotive (e.g., hoses, belts, gaskets, weather-stripping, glass encapsulation, air dams and deflectors, and door, window and closure seals). Other important markets include conveyor belts for mining and forestry operations, roll flooring, and consumer products.


The plastics industry manufactures polymer materials and offers services in plastics important to a range of industries, including: aerospace, building and construction, electronics, packaging, and transportation.