Virtual Engineering Days is the go-to event for design and manufacturing engineers and executives. Featuring over 30 free content sessions across three days, plus a robust showcase of suppliers spanning the Pack, PLASTEC, ATX, and Design & Manufacturing events — Virtual Engineering Days will provide crucial insights and education on trends and technologies impacting manufacturing today.

COVID-19’s impact on the U.S. economy has been far-reaching across plastics end-markets, from the auto sector to healthcare. The pandemic’s effects on each has been different. However, the utility of plastic to virtually every industry remains unchanged, and the material will be even more important in the future, not only as a result of healthcare trends.

PLASTICS member companies are providing novel solutions to energy, transportation, construction, agriculture and electronics. Yet despite its necessity to modern life, plastics faces perception problems, because of the same properties that make it the material of choice for so many applications. Lightweight and resilient, it flies in the air and floats on the water, making environmental sustainability and recycling top priorities for consumers and plastics companies that serve them. Through cooperation and hard work, we can develop workable policy solutions to waste management that allow us to reach our environmental goals and avoid arbitrary, harmful bans on materials and products that serve an important purpose in society today.


Tony Radoszewski


Perc Pineda, Ph.D.

Chief Economist | PLASTICS