Founded in 1937, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association promotes growth in the $427 billion U.S. plastics industry. Representing nearly one million American workers in the third largest U.S. manufacturing industry, SPI delivers advocacy, market research, industry promotion, and the fostering of business relationships and zero waste strategies. SPI also owns and produces the international NPE trade show. All profits from NPE are reinvested into SPI’s industry services. Find SPI online at and

"From resin suppliers and equipment makers to processors and brand owners, SPI is proud to represent all facets of the U.S. plastics industry," said William R. Carteaux, president and CEO, SPI. "Our most recent economic reports show that the plastics industry as a whole is resilient, and has come through the recession significantly better than other U.S. manufacturing sectors."

Study Shows that PET Bottles are Widely Available for Recycling Nationwide
July 29, 2016
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association participated in a study commissioned by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, 2015-16 Centralized Study on Availability of Recycling for Beverage Containers. The study identifies the prevalence of recycling programs that accept beverage containers, including PET bottles/jugs & jars, aluminum beverage cans, glass beverage bottles and cartons.

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association Recognizes First Company in its Zero Net Waste Program
July 27, 2016
Following the launch of its Zero Net Waste program in early 2016, SPI: The Plastics Trade Association announced its first-ever Zero Net Waste recognized company: The Minco Group, a Dayton, Ohio-based provider of thermoplastic solutions.

California Assemblyman Marc Steinorth Tours Pyramid Mold
July 25, 2016
California state Assemblyman Marc Steinorth, representing the 40th Assembly District, visited Pyramid Mold on July 14, 2016. Pyramid Mold is a full service company that designs and manufactures world-class quality plastic injection molds.

Initial Priority Products Announced for California’s Safer Consumer Products Program
July 25, 2016
Stakeholders have until August 29, 2016, to provide comments on the proposed regulation, which would add to the Priority Product list children’s foam-padded sleeping products that contain Tris(1,3-dichloro-2- 12 propyl) Phosphate (TDCPP) or Tris(2-chloroethyl) Phosphate (TCEP).

House Committee Uses Appropriations Process to Block DOL, NLRB Rules
July 22, 2016
By a vote of 31 to 19, the House Committee on Appropriations approved on July 14 the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies spending bill. Included in the measure are policy riders stripping funding for the implementation and enforcement of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule and the National Labor Relations Board’s (NRLB) new joint employer standard, “ambush” elections rule and efforts to recognize micro unions.

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The association is structured to meet the diverse needs of the entire plastics industry.  As SPI prepares for the future, member engagement in formulating strategy, developing priorities and supplying expertise is critical to our success.  From the Executive Board to our three sector Councils (Equipment, Material Suppliers and Processors) and the variety of product/policy committees and self-funded groups, there is a strong foundation already in place to build SPI's new business blueprint.  

SPI regularly seeks skilled professionals in a variety of disciplines to develop, manage, and support our programs and initiatives. SPI is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in joining our dynamic trade association, please review our current vacancies.

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