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."

100 Percent Compostable Single Serve Coffee Pod Wins International Innovation Award
August 26, 2016
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association today announced Club Coffee is the winner of its 2016 Innovation in Bioplastics Award.

As EPA Begins TSCA Implementation, SPI Weighs In for Plastics
August 18, 2016
On August 9 and 10 SPI attended EPA meetings on the new Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). EPA is targeting mid-December for the release of two proposed rules, one on Risk Evaluation and the other on Prioritization.

Placon Welcomes Senator Ron Johnson
August 18, 2016
Placon Corporation hosted Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) recently at its Madison headquarters. Sen. Johnson, a veteran of the plastics industry before being elected to the Senate in 2010, gathered with nearly 30 Placon employees after a tour in a “town hall” setting for a dialogue ranging from national topics like the economy and healthcare to Wisconsin issues like workforce development.

Connecticut Unveils Strategy to Address Solid Waste
August 4, 2016
The new Comprehensive Materials Management Strategy will replace Connecticut’s solid waste management plan dating back to 2006. Its goal is to achieve 60 percent diversion of solid waste from disposal by 2024.

Delta Pacific Products Hosts California State Senator Wieckowski
August 4, 2016
Senator Wieckowski was impressed with the company’s product lines and the clean, modern manufacturing processes involved.

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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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