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PLASTICS Membership Team
1425 K St. NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005

membership@plasticsindustry.org

Phone 202.974.5212
Fax 202.293.7471

2020 PLASTICS Membership Renewal is Now Open!

CLICK HERE to begin renewal 

Follow these simple steps to renew online:

  • Step 1: Click the button at the top of this page labeled “CLICK HERE TO BEGIN RENEWAL”
  • Step 2: Log in to your account using your username (email address) and password. If you do not remember your password, click the “forgot password” link and enter your email address. If you experience any issues logging in, contact membership@plasticsindustry.org.
  • Step 3: Click on the button labeled “CLICK HERE to begin renewal”
  • Step 4: Move through the steps of the renewal form by reading & filling out any required information, then click Next at the bottom of the page to continue onto next step until you reach the final page with the red “Renew Now” button.
  • Step 5: Click on “Renew Now” to pay by credit card or to request an invoice.

Your continued support of PLASTICS helps strengthen our position in making a Better Industry. Better World. Membership gives your company a voice in shaping the industry’s future to make a positive impact. Learn more here about the value of membership.

Thank you for your continued participation and for joining us in shaping the industry.

For all other questions, please contact our Membership Department at:
Email: membership@plasticsindustry.org
Phone: 202-974-5212

Take a moment to explore these frequently asked questions (FAQ).
 

  • How do I log in to my account?

    Log in using your email address as your username. If you do not remember your password, use the “forgot password” link. If the system does not recognize your email address, use the “forgot username” link and enter your email address again – this may trigger the system to recognize you if you are in our system but have never logged in before.

    If you are locked out of your account due to too many failed login attempts, please contact our system administrator at aremener@plasticsindustry.org to unlock your account.

  • How much are my dues?

    The PLASTICS Board of Directors adopted a new dues structure at the 2018 Fall Board of Directors Meeting effective for 2019 renewal and forward, to simplify the process of determining a company’s membership dues without disclosing revenue and to address the association’s broader scope of work worldwide. Dues now are based on revenue bands rather than requiring you to report specific revenue numbers to calculate dues by a formula. The intent is to lessen concerns about confidentiality of revenue numbers. The only exception is for Service Provider and Brand Owner members who pay a flat rate for dues. Also, these dues bands are based on global plastics revenue for the parent company, not just U.S.-based sales.

    In today’s era, PLASTICS is an advocate for the U.S. plastics industry on a global scale battling new tariffs around the world while at the same time pushing for more free and fair international trade and collaborating with our partners on global environmental challenges. Our chief economist is deeply plugged into the real issues affecting your company on a global basis.

    We also collect and report on international trade statistics that are of significant value to our members. In addition, the PLASTICS Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Packaging Materials Committee has been actively engaged for years in helping drive international regulations that either use, or are very close to, U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) requirements.

  • How can I pay my dues?

    We accept checks, ACH, wire, and all major credit cards.

    When you renew online, you will be prompted to Pay Now with a credit card. If you do not wish to pay by credit card, choose the option “Request an Invoice” and our staff will send you your invoice. The system may require that you enter a PO number – if you do not have one, simply enter a five-digit code, such as “00000”. Please see the bottom of the invoice for check, ACH, and wire details.

  • What timeframe do my 2020 dues cover?

    Our dues are based on the calendar year and cover January 1 through December 31, 2020.

  • Where do I get the renewal form?

    Renewals have been moved to an online platform. A form is no longer required. Please proceed to the online platform by clicking the "Log In and Renew Here" button at the top of this page.

  • When will I receive my invoice?

    You will not receive an invoice without completing the online renewal form. When you navigate through the online renewal, you will be prompted to Pay Now with a credit card. If you require an invoice, select the “Request an Invoice” option and our staff will send you your invoice. The system may require that you enter a PO number – if you do not have one, simply enter a five-digit code, such as “00000”. If you choose the Pay Now option and pay with a credit card, you will receive a receipt but not an invoice.

    The only exception is if your company is classified in the Brand Owner category. Brand Owners can obtain their invoice by clicking on the "Log In and Renew Here" button, logging into their account, clicking on “CLICK HERE to begin renewal,” and then click on “CLICK HERE to review open invoices.”

  • What is the deadline for paying membership dues?

    All membership dues must be paid by January 1, 2020.

    If renewal payment is not received before January 1, 2020, your membership status will be subject to suspension and an assessment for reactivation.

    Note to NPE2021 exhibitors: The company’s membership must be continuous and be in good standing to qualify for the member discount on exhibit space and to select space in the member category during the Space Draw for NPE2021 that begins January 21, 2020, and concludes April 9, 2020.

  • How does my membership affect my NPE® exhibitor benefits?

    For those exhibiting at NPE®, member companies must maintain continuous membership and be in good standing to qualify for the member discount on exhibit space and to select space in the member category during the Space Draw for NPE2021 that begins January 21, 2020, and concludes April 9, 2020.

  • How do I change my company’s Voting or Member Representative?

    To change your company’s Voting Representative, if the member status is Full, or Member Representative, if the status is Associate or Service Provider, please email membership@plasticsindustry.org and they will get you the required form to complete and return.

  • How do I renew my membership online?
    • Step 1: Click on “Log In and Renew Here” at the top of this page
    • Step 2: Login to your account using your username and password
    • Step 3: Click on “CLICK HERE to begin renewal”
    • Step 4: Move through the steps of the renewal form by reading & filling out any required information, then click Next at the bottom of the page to continue onto next step until renewal is complete

     

  • What is Plastics PAC?

    The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) knows that a thriving plastics industry provides security for our families and strengthens the communities where we live and do business. The PLASTICS advocacy team makes sure our elected officials know, too.

    Over many years, PLASTICS has developed positive working relationships with policy makers, allowing us to convey our comprehensive legislative agenda. The Plastics Industry Association PAC (PLASTICS PAC) is an important advocacy tool that compounds the resources of people employed by the plastics industry and gives them a voice in Washington, D.C.

    PLASTICS PAC is a non-partisan political action committee. It is the only political action committee focused on the needs of the entire plastics industry. It supports federal candidates-regardless of party affiliation-who prioritize PLASTICS’ issues and advance out legislative agenda.

    You can read more about PLASTICS PAC HERE.

  • What is PlastiVan?

    Through its partnership with SPE: The Society of Plastics Engineers, PLASTICS sponsors the PlastiVan™ which travels to schools and companies throughout North America, educating people of all ages about plastics chemistry, history, processing, manufacturing, sustainability and applications.

    Learn more about PlastiVan HERE.

  • What is the Fluoropolymer Assessment?

    Members of the Fluoropolymers Products Division have committed to enhancing the programming and education by voluntarily contributing an assessment of $750 per company each year. The leadership uses this contribution specifically within the division; currently for conference program development. The assessment helps develop the timeliest information for the fluoropolymer industry.

    This unique segment of the plastics industry has been part of Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) for decades, providing focused and accurate information on regulatory, legislative and state mandated issues. We work with federal agencies, economists and subject matter experts to provide the best expertise available for you.

    If you have any questions, please contact: Terry Peters, Vice President, Technical and Industry Affairs—tpeters@plasticsindustry.org

  • What is the Machinery Assessment?

    The $200 Machinery Assessment helps fund special projects and needs of the equipment and moldmaker Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) membership. This can include offsetting international standards work, expansion of the Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES), supporting special interest groups, to name a few.

    Why do we need to support standards? In order to remain competitive in the global marketplace, it is critical for the U.S. plastics industry to actively participate in both the domestic and international standard setting process. Through intense and targeted effort, PLASTICS has successfully protected the interests of our industry and helped defeat initiatives that would have weakened machinery manufacturers’ ability to compete globally. This ongoing process requires not only the concerted efforts of our member volunteers providing technical expertise but significant financial outlays as well.

    The Equipment Council also has funded the Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES), supplying valuable machinery data to the industry. These reports help us understand the health and direction of our future in plastics. Because of the assessment funds, in 2019 CES will have a new, modern reporting website that will make a huge positive impact on the program.

    Although we just expanded on standards and CES, the Equipment Council and moldmaker community also supports many initiatives and programs year-around. A few initiatives we have supported in 2018 and 2019 include:

    PlastiVan Donation $6,225
    Blocks to Bricks Donation $15,000
    Henry Ford Health System Donation $100
    Army War College Donation $1,500
    Umass Lowell Donation—C. Sears $5,000
    Lukemia & Lymphoma Society Donation $10,000
    Vault Consulting CES Website $40,000
    TOTAL $77,825

    For this reason, we ask each of our members to voluntarily help underwrite this ongoing work with a modest $200 assessment. This $200 contribution directly benefits and supports many initiatives, standards and statistics throughout the year.

    If you have any questions, please contact:

    Steve Petrakis, Vice President, Industry Affairs, Equipment Council—SPetrakis@plasticsindustry.org
    Katie Hanczaryk, Associate Director, Industry Affairs—Khanczaryk@plasticsindustry.org