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PLASTICS' membership team
membership@plasticsindustry.org
202.974.5212

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For membership details and applications, please contact the PLASTICS Membership Department. 

Phone: (202) 974-5212
Email: membership@plasticsindustry.org

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) offers corporate memberships that allow all of your employees to participate in our activities and take advantage of our member benefits.  Here are the types of memberships we offer: 

Types of Memberships

  • Full Member

    This membership class includes manufacturers in the plastics supply chain. Full member sub-categories include:

    • Brand Owners: Corporations who design and deliver branded products made partially or wholly from plastics directly to the consumer. They may or may not manufacturer internally.
    • Equipment Manufacturers/Moldmakers: Manufacturers of plastics processing equipment, including primary machinery, secondary auxiliaries, molds, dies, tools, spare parts, and other components.
    • Material Suppliers: Manufacturers and compounders of raw materials such as resins, fillers, stabilizers, pigments and other components.
    • Processors/Converters: Manufacturers of plastic products through injection molding, blow molding, thermoforming, extrusion, transfer molding, compression molding and other methods.
    • Recyclers: Manufacturers who either convert post-consumer or post-industrial plastics into pellets, flake, or other feedstocks used by processors, and/or convert post-consumer or post-industrial recycled plastic into plastics products. Either or both must make up at least 80% of the business.
  • Associate Member

    Associate members are companies that stock and sell products manufactured by third parties that are utilized by processors in the production of any plastics products. Associate member sub-categories include: 

    • Distributor: Third party sales of raw materials, equipment, molds, or plastics products.
    • Manufacturer Representative or Sales Agent: Individual entities reselling products for principal manufacturers of raw materials, equipment, molds, or plastic products.
  • Service Provider

    Publishers, researchers, consultants and any other corporation that devotes a significant portion of its business to the plastics industry can join PLASTICS as service providers.

    This includes but is not limited to banks, insurance agencies, software development companies, utilities, logistics, transportation, testing services and state economic development agencies, as well as individuals engaged in educational and governmental research or professional pursuits directly related to the development or use of plastics.