Plastics Industry Association

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Perc Pineda Plastics Industry Association

Although It's Shrinking, U.S. Maintains Trade Surplus
This year’s edition of PLASTICS’ Global Trends report boasts a solid $129.1-billion U.S. plastics industry trade volume in 2018. That’s a 9.7% increase in trade volume from the previous year. Exports rose 7.3% and imports increased 12.1% from 2017.

Susan Krys vice president of trade shows Plastics Industry Association

Introducing NPE Today
NPE2021 has a new look and new logo that reflect the global nature of the show. Our new tagline, Transform Tomorrow, speaks to not only how our industry’s products transform lives, but also how it’s adapting the next generation of plastics manufacturing to suit a more sustainable future. Undoubtedly, there’ll be many updates between now and 2021, and that’s why we’ve created NPE Today, this new joint digital publication from PLASTICS and Plastics Technology.

This Is Plastics

People Have Questions. This Is Plastics Has Answers.
The plastics industry needs to be open and transparent when it addresses the public’s concerns and confusion about materials and products. This Is Plastics is an online resource that can help you have a conversation.

Phillip E. Wilson PLASTICS

PLASTICS Welcomes New Board Chair and Officers
BASF's Phillip E. Wilson has been elected board chair at the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), taking the reins from Davis-Standard's Wylie Royce. 

Tony Radoszewski

PLASTICS Has a New President & CEO—Tony Radoszewski
Industry veteran Radoszewski comes to PLASTICS from the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI). Has also worked for resin and processing concerns.

Some Key Takeaways from GPS 2019
Sustainability dominated panel discussion at GPS 2019 and IHS Markit pros provided five-year forecasts on volume resins.

New Recycling Demonstration Project to Launch in Oregon
The project aims to demonstrate how a wider range of materials can be captured from the curbside recycling stream.

Winners of the Leadership and People’s Choice Awards Announced at Re|focus
UBQ Materials accepts the Leadership in Innovation Award and iMFLUX wins the People's Choice Award.

New PLASTICS Report Shows Viable Market for Recycled Plastic Bumpers
Launched in 2015, the ELV Project was designed to study the viability of collecting and recycling plastic car parts, including car bumpers, to eventually be broken down and used as materials to make new products.

Aveda Edmond Irizarry

A Look at the Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit
Highlights from the summit include discussing PCR in packaging; Materials Recovery for the Future project and healthcare plastics recycling. 

PLASTICS Re|focus Summit Announces National Geographic As Closing Plenary
Valerie Craig, vice president of operating programs for the National Geographic Society, will be the closing plenary speaker for the 2019 Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit to be held on May 20-22 in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Lead the Conversation, Change the Conversation
Coverage of single-use plastics can be both misleading and demoralizing. Here are 10 tips for changing the perception of the plastics industry at your company and in your community.

This is Plastics

Plastics: Lead the Conversation, Change the Conversation
Perhaps more than any time in its history, plastics as a material is under greater scrutiny than ever before. How will the industry that uses it as its primary raw material respond?

Plastics Industry Fly-In on March 27
This year’s Fly-In attendees will hold over 100 meetings with elected officials and their staff on the Hill

98% of European Plastics Production Covered by the Operation Clean Sweep Program
Operation Clean Sweep is an international program to prevent pellet loss.

PLASTICS Refocus logo

Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit is Back this May
The 2019 Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit brings the full manufacturing supply chain together to discuss how the industry can advance recycling and sustainability goals for plastics. 

PLASTICS Industry Association Size and Impact 2018

U.S. Plastics Industry Expands in 2017, Outpacing Manufacturing in General
U.S. employment in plastics and plastics industry shipments both expanded in 2017, rising 2.4% and 6.9%, respectively.

Chinaplas 2019

Chinaplas Looks Within & Without China to Further Growth
China’s plastics industry and its largest trade show are increasingly looking inland within the country and to Southeast Asia outside the country for future growth. U.S-China trade remained strong in 2018 despite disputes.

Bill Carteaux, president and CEO of the Plastics Industry Association,

Bill Carteaux Passes Away
Early on the morning of December 10, Bill Carteaux, president and CEO of the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) passed away due to complications from acute myeloid leukemia (AML). He was 59.

Plastics Machinery Shipments Recover in Third Quarter After Weaker Second Quarter
The preliminary estimate of primary plastics equipment shipments was up 4.1% over the second quarter, with a year-over-year improvement of 5.6%.

Nova Chemicals

Nova Chemicals Boosts Sustainability Efforts on Several Fronts and More
Advances in design of recyclable film structures and a major investment in a project reducing ocean plastics pollution discussed.

Product Categories of Plastics Industry Association

Plastics Trade Shows/Conferences
Publishers of Plastics Information (Books, Reports, CDs)
Technical and Trade Associations