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Who We Serve
Manufacturers of plastic products through injection molding, blow molding, thermoforming, extrusion, transfer molding, compression molding and other methods.
Equipment Manufacturers & Moldmakers
Manufacturers of plastics processing equipment, including primary machinery, secondary auxiliaries, molds, dies, tools, spare parts, and other components.
Manufacturers and compounders of raw materials such as resins, fillers, stabilizers, pigments and other components, including bioplastics and recycled materials.
Companies who support or use technologies such as sortation, melting, filtration, and pelletizing to convert pre- and post-consumer materials to recycled resin materials.
What We Do
Data & Analysis
Equipment Statistics (CES)
Plastics Market Watch
Plastics Quarterly Forecast
Plastics Industry Annual Business Outlook
Size & Impact of Plastics Industry on the Economy
Codes & Standards
Machinery Safety Standards
State and Congressional Data
Food, Drug and Cosmetic Packaging Materials
Environment, Health & Safety
Worker Health and Safety
FLiP – Future Leaders in Plastics
Flexible Film and Bags
Rigid Plastic Packaging
Transportation & Industrial Plastics
Wire & Cable
Plastics Hall of Fame
New End Market Opportunities (NEMO)
Operation Clean Sweep
Plastics Recycling Week
Innovation in Bioplastics Award
Re|focus Sustainability Innovation Awards Program
PLASTICS organizes 35+ industry-leading events and webinars annually. Learn more about our upcoming events and find the right one for you.
One of the largest, international plastics-specific tradeshows and conferences, NPE2024 is a can’t miss event.
Economic and industry trends reports and resources to provide deep understanding of what’s next
Celebrating our members, industry, and the amazing plastic materials and workforce behind them.
Machinery Safety Standards
ANSI-accredited safety standards for plastics machinery
The latest news and press releases
This is Plastics
Share the power of plastics: inspiring meaningful discussions with your family, friends, neighbors and the world
Recycling is Real
Recycling is Real – see for yourself. The incredible effort is a vital part a our sustainable future.
Understand the value and benefits of membership with the association
Member Resources for current members of PLASTICS.
Member Data Reports
Data Reports for Members
Explore our mission, values, and history of plastics
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AR-106 Mold Finish Guide
ABS plastic plaque displaying various surface finishes for effective communication with customers.