Founded in 1937, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association promotes growth in the $373 billion U.S. plastics industry. Representing nearly 900,000 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."

SPI Supports Senate Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline
January 30, 2015
The plastics manufacturing industry supports efforts such as the Keystone XL pipeline to increase access to natural resources in an economically beneficial and environmentally responsible manner.

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Students Win All-Expenses Paid Trip to NPE 2015 in SPI’s 2014 Student Video Contest
January 27, 2015
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and the Future of Plastics Foundation announced today that a group of three students from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) had won first prize in the 2014 SPI Student Video Contest.

NPE2015 to be the Largest NPE Ever—And It Will Feature More than 400 Exhibits with Machinery in Full-Scale Operation
January 26, 2015
It’s official: NPE2015 has surpassed the previous NPE record for exhibit space, it was announced today by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, which produces the triennial NPE.

SPI Hires Marine Intelligence Officer as New Equipment Council Industry Affairs Director
January 26, 2015
The organization welcomed David Palmer as a new director, industry affairs for SPI’s Equipment Council, which represents all equipment manufacturers and moldmakers operating in the plastics industry.

SPI Welcomes New Director to Support Rigid Plastics, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Groups
January 26, 2015
George Southworth joins SPI as its new director of industry affairs, specifically for SPI’s Rigid Plastics Packaging Group (RPPG) and Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Applications Committee (PMDAC).

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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.

Assistant Director, Regulatory and Technical Affairs
Under the direction of the Senior Technical Director, responsible for direction and management of the SPI Bioplastics Council and Organic Peroxide Producers Safety Division (OPPSD) and corresponding activities to achieve their goals and objectives, while concurrently supporting the goals and objectives of SPI.

Director, Industry Affairs - RPPG & PMDAC
Direct and manage two key Committees that fall under the SPI Processor Council Governance Structure. Assist VP of Industry Affairs with one key committee and general management of the SPI Processor Council.

Recycle Plastics 365 - Pursuing Zero Waste

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