• Events

      The Sweet Spot: 29th Annual Compounders Conference

      Ever have that moment when time, space and opportunity align? Remember the feel of a home run off the bat, or a seven iron to the pin? That’s the sweet spot. J.D. Foster, Senior VP, Economic & Policy Division, and Chief Economist of the US Chamber of Commerce, thinks that’s where our economy is now, and will be for some time with stable growth and lots of opportunity.
    • Industry News

      PERCspective: A Trio of Leading Indicators Point to Strong Plastics Demand Ahead

      The three leading indicators released last week - two from the U.S. Census Bureau and one from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) - point to sustained economic activity ahead. For starters, monthly sales for retail and food services in May increased 0.8 percent from April, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Year over year, retail sales rose 5.9 percent.
    • Sustainability

      PLASTICS Marine Debris Statement

      The health of our oceans and waterways is critically important to the well-being of the global community. The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) believes uncollected plastics do not belong in the marine environment.
    • Advocacy

      Rep. Thompson Visits Berry Global

      Representative Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA-5) recently visited Berry Global’s Brookville, PA plant to get a first-hand look at plastics manufacturing in his district. Berry Global acquired the Brookville facility in 2014, which largely manufactures child resistant closures for the pharmaceutical industry.  
    • Future Leaders

      The FLiP Files: Max Preston

      The FLiP Files is a blog series spotlighting young professionals who are active in PLASTICS' Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP), a group for plastics professionals under the age of 40. For this FLiP File, we spoke to Max Preston, director of marketing and sales at Smart Attend, Inc. Smart Attend, Inc.—an offshoot of Axiom Group, Inc.—produces and installs manufacturing monitoring systems in industrial settings around the world.
    • Industry News

      PERCspective CBO Projects Excess Demand in U.S. Economy in 2018 & 2019

      The Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) budget and economic outlook for 2018 to 2028 paints a rosy picture of the U.S. economy this and next year.