NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 326

Subsector 326

NAICS Subsector Code 326 – Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing

Definition of NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 326: 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 Hoses 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.

Three Digit Subsector Breakdown for the North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If NAICS Subsector 326 does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 31-33: Manufacturing
    • Subsector 326: Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
      • Industry Group 3261: Plastics Product Manufacturing
        • Industry 32611: Plastics Packaging Materials and Unlaminated Film and Sheet Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 326111: Plastics Bag and Pouch Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 326112: Plastics Packaging Film and Sheet (including Laminated) Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 326113: Unlaminated Plastics Film and Sheet (except Packaging) Manufacturing
        • Industry 32612: Plastics Pipe, Pipe Fitting, and Unlaminated Profile Shape Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 326121: Unlaminated Plastics Profile Shape Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 326122: Plastics Pipe and Pipe Fitting Manufacturing
        • Industry 32613: Laminated Plastics Plate, Sheet (except Packaging), and Shape Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 326130: Laminated Plastics Plate, Sheet (except Packaging), and Shape Manufacturing
        • Industry 32614: Polystyrene Foam Product Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 326140: Polystyrene Foam Product Manufacturing
        • Industry 32615: Urethane and Other Foam Product (except Polystyrene) Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 326150: Urethane and Other Foam Product (except Polystyrene) Manufacturing
        • Industry 32616: Plastics Bottle Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 326160: Plastics Bottle Manufacturing
        • Industry 32619: Other Plastics Product Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 326191: Plastics Plumbing Fixture Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 326199: All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing
      • Industry Group 3262: Rubber Product Manufacturing
        • Industry 32621: Tire Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 326211: Tire Manufacturing (except Retreading)
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 326212: Tire Retreading
        • Industry 32622: Rubber and Plastics Hoses and Belting Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 326220: Rubber and Plastics Hoses and Belting Manufacturing
        • Industry 32629: Other Rubber Product Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 326291: Rubber Product Manufacturing for Mechanical Use
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 326299: All Other Rubber Product Manufacturing

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