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PLASTICS' equipment council staff

The plastics industry depends on high-tech machinery to manufacture the products and materials that make modern living possible. Whether big enough to fill an average-sized home or small enough to sit on an office desk, this machinery should be built to standards designed, first and foremost, to ensure the safety of the machine operator or maintainer.

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-accredited standards developer that works to ensure that all plastics machinery is built to standard. The ANSI-accredited operating procedures meet the requirements for due process and development of consensus required by ANSI.  Through its Machinery Safety Standards Committee, PLASTICS is able to provide professionals throughout the industry a venue to work through ANSI procedures to ensure the standardization of plastics machinery to protect workers and achieve efficiency in productivity.

Machinery Safety Standards Committee Chair – Dale Bartholomew, JSW America
Machinery ISO Chair – Stan Glover, Zeiger

To purchase copies of machinery safety standards, visit the PLASTICS store.

Have questions?

If you have questions about or need interpretation of any ANSI/PLASTICS standards, please complete the PLASTICS Request for Interpretation Form. Please avoid open-ended questions and attempt to pose any request for interpretation in such a way that it can be answered with a yes or a no.

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