SPI's industry councils (Equipment, Material Suppliers, Processors and Brand Owners) represent the foundation of the organization, and they now have a direct pipeline to both the Executive Board as well as to SPI's tactical committees to ensure that the needs of today's industry are being addressed.  These councils are able to flexibly set budgets according to the ebb and flow of a rapidly changing marketplace.  All member company representatives have a voice within SPI's Council structure.  Council programs and initiatives are accessible to members throughout the supply chain.


One of four leadership councils under the SPI umbrella, the Equipment Council is the main point of engagement into SPI for all machinery manufacturers.  Initial committees under this Council include:

  • Machine Safety Standards
  • Equipment Statistics
  • Programs/Conferences 






One of four leadership councils under the SPI umbrella, the Processors Council is the main point of engagement into SPI for all processors and moldmakers, regardless of the process they represent.  Initial committees under this Council include: 

  • Flexible Film and Bag Division
  • Thermoformers
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Products Device Applications Committee
  • Emerging Issues
  • Statistics/Benchmarking 





One of four leadership councils under the SPI umbrella, the Material Suppliers Council is the main point of engagement into the organization for all resin, additive, colorant and other material suppliers.  Initial committees under this Council include:

  • Fluoropolymer Manufacturers
  • Organic Peroxide Producers
  • Vinyl Products
  • Programs/Conferences 





One of four leadership councils under the SPI umbrella, the Brand Owners Council is the main point of engagement into SPI for brand owners and other manufacturers of plastic consumer goods. The Council explores ways to work together to shape technology, standards and industry best practices, regulations and public outreach initiatives to serve the unique business interests of companies reaching the commercial and retail end-use buyers. Key issues for the Council include zero waste strategies around sustainability and environmental stewardship, R&D, product safety and supply chain transparency.













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