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."

Kureha America’s Fred Daniell Chairs New SPI Board of Directors
April 16, 2014
Fred Daniell’s advancement to the chairmanship comes with new priorities for the SPI Board, chiefly to provide guidance to its members on recent health care changes.

NPE2015 to Showcase High-End Recycled Products
April 15, 2014
Plastics manufacturers that transform recyclable materials into viable consumer products are invited to submit applications to display their goods at NPE2015, scheduled March, 23-27, 2015, in Orlando, Fla.

SPI Announces SPI HealthLink: A Health Care Private Exchange for the Plastics Industry
April 10, 2014
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association today announced a new health care private exchange for the exclusive benefit of its members.

Jarden Raises $75,000 for Three Local Children’s Charities
April 4, 2014
Jarden Process Solutions, an SPI member located in Greenville, S.C., in conjunction with Palmetto Children’s Charity, raised $75,000 for three local children’s charities through the St. Paddy’s Day Dash & Bash March 15, 2014.

Manufacturing Leadership Awards Presented to SPI Member Plastic Molding Technology Inc.
April 4, 2014
SPI member Plastic Molding Technology Inc. (PMT) received the Manufacturing Leadership Council and Frost & Sullivan Sustainability Leadership Award for implementation of sustainable practices and the Operational Leadership Award for its focus on continuous improvement.

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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.

Public Relations Specialist
Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Public Relations Specialist will support the Director’s goal of ensuring that SPI is viewed as the primary source, disseminator and conduit of information for the U.S. plastics industry. The Specialist will support the Director’s efforts to generate and create communications work-products and press coverage in a variety of online and print formats to enhance SPI’s brand positioning and advance the organization’s mission.

Director, Regulatory and Technical Affairs
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.

Vice President, Science and Regulatory Affairs
Plays a primary, advocacy-oriented role in addressing actions of regulatory bodies and in pursuing governmental agency activity in support of the industry. Serves as chief science and technology officer of the association. Provides front-line supervision of certain committees and staff liaisons.

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