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Re|focus Webinar Episode 5: New Solutions for Untapped Feedstocks
As the industry seeks to advance the circularity of its products, the limitations of mechanical recycling are becoming increasingly clear. While some products are perfectly suited for mechanical recycling, others are not. Register today for the fifth episode in the Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit Webinar Series on October 18 and explore how advanced recycling technologies are building new pathways to ensure all plastics can be managed as valuable resources for manufacturing.

NPE2021 Update and Message From Tony Radoszewski
Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) President and CEO, Tony Radoszewski, addresses the industry’s strength and resiliency during COVID-19 and the technological innovations that will transform tomorrow at NPE2021.

Reports from PLASTICS, VDMA and Haitian Show Mixed Machinery Results
Second quarter North America sales grow, while over the first half of 2020, domestic sales were flat for Haitian in China, as German machinery makers saw sales fall 20% over same time.

Plastics Industry Association’s (PLASTICS) Sixth Annual Bioplastics Week—August 24–28
Expert presentations, educational resource release, social media conversations, announcement of the 2020 Bioplastics Award, and more planned for Bioplastics Week.

Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) Members Lead Years of Industry Collaboration to Create First-Ever Global Machine Safety Standard
Experts from Zeiger Industries, Milacron, Arburg, and the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) played an integral role in developing the first international safety standard for plastics and rubber machinery. After years of collaboration, 40 industry experts from 13 countries developed this new global industry standard.

Pandemic’s Impact on U.S. Plastics Appears Weaker Than Originally Forecast
A second quarter economic report from the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) reveals the possibility of a less severe coronavirus slowdown in the plastics industry than previously expected.

Harmonization of Injection Molding Safety—PLASTICS’ Perspective
Stan Glover, U.S. TAG Chairman for the development of the new ISO injection molding machine standard, shares his views on the new global guideline seven years in the making.

NPE2021 to Transform Tomorrow as Registration Opens in July
Now, as we head into summer, our businesses and events continue to pivot, addressing this ever-changing landscape of the ‘new normal’. NPE2021 will be the place to not only celebrate our contributions to the world’s recovery, but also to see what’s coming from companies across the industry.

PLASTICS Announces Winners of the 2020 Re|focus Leadership and People’s Choice Awards
The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) announced PureCycle Technologies as the winner of the Leadership in Innovation Award and Accredo Packaging as the winner of the People’s Choice Award for the 2020 Re|focus Sustainability Innovation Awards.

PLASTICS Releases Results from Recycled Plastics in Asphalt Research
This study shows new end market opportunities for recycled polyethylene film.

North American Plastics Machinery Shipments Contract in First Quarter
Impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, overall shipments decreased by nearly 20%, while extrusion business and exports expanded, according to the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS).

PLASTICS Names Winners of the 2020 Re|focus Leadership and People’s Choice Awards
PureCycle takes the Leadership in Innovation Award while Accredo Packaging wins the People's Choice Award.

PLASTICS President and CEO Tony Radoszewski Pens Letter to Congress
PLASTICS President and CEO Tony Radoszewski recently wrote a letter to all members of the United States Congress in both the House and Senate underscoring the amazing efforts our industry has undertaken during these unprecedented times.

The State of Florida and Orange County Move into Phase I of Reopening
As the country begins to reopen for business, I wanted to take a moment to update you on the progress Orlando, our NPE venue—the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC)—and the trade show industry have been making over the past couple of weeks.

New Global Standard Aims to Harmonize Injection Molding Machine Safety
ISO 20430—the first international safety standard for plastics and rubber machinery—was published after more than seven years of collaboration by roughly 40 experts from machine makers, associations, and health and safety organizations hailing from 13 countries.

The Purpose of Single-Use Plastics
Single-use plastic products are used in the medical industry to prevent the spread of infection. READ

NPE Network Video: Polyurethane Technology in Shoes
Susan Jackson of BASF Corporation discusses power of plastic materials in athletic shoes. WATCH

Consumer Goods and Benefits Come Through Plastics
New report investigates the intersection of consumers and plastics in every day goods from appliances and toys to personal care and electronics.

NPE2021: COVID-19 Update
PLASTICS addresses COVID-19 and NPE2021 and provides resources for the NPE community.

Is Coronavirus Financial Aid Available to Your Business?
Two comprehensive, free information sources for businesses coping with COVID-19.

PLASTICS, NAM Push for Extension to 'Essential' Companies Definition
Trade groups push for more companies in the manufacturing supply chain to receive “essential” designation.

Product Categories of Plastics Industry Association

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