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."

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association Kicks Off NPE2018: The Plastics Show at K 2016
October 20, 2016
At K 2016, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association kicked off the march toward its signature trade show, NPE2018: The Plastics Show, which will take place May 7-11, 2018 in Orlando, Florida.

EPA Fast Tracking Five Chemicals for Review
October 17, 2016
EPA’s first steps will be to identify where the chemicals are used and who is exposed to them. EPA has until June 22, 2019 to propose a course of action for each of the chemicals.

Panelists Needed to Judge EPA Awards on Greener Manufacturing and Plastics
October 13, 2016
Qualified experts are needed to serve on a virtual peer review panel that will evaluate research proposals for “the development and commercialization of innovative environmental technologies” under the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2016 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Program.

Republican Senators Introduce Bill to Phase-In Overtime Rule
October 13, 2016
S. 3464, the Overtime Reform and Review Act, is similar to legislation introduced in the House in July.

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association & SPE (Society of Plastics Engineers) Partner
October 13, 2016
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association announced today that the Sustainability Division of SPE (Society of Plastics Engineers) is an official partner for its second-annual Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit, and that the associations are now accepting proposals for the Summit.

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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.

Marketing Manager
Will manage the marketing team in developing, implementing, and executing the association’s integrated marketing strategy promoting plastics, advancing plastics manufacturing, and promoting SPI properties, to include conferences, meetings, membership and membership programs.

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