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Published: 11/30/2018

New Study Refutes Negative Environmental Impact of Plastics Packaging
Packaging has been the favorite whipping boy of environmentalists. But a new report shows that replacing plastic with other materials would have widespread adverse environmental effects.

Published: 8/29/2018

Processor Business Continues Growth
July’s Index is up nearly 7% from last July. Custom processors report second-highest Index since 2013.

Published: 8/2/2018

Plastics Processing Ends Best Six-Month Period in Recent History
June 2018’s reading of 56.3 pulls half-year index to 57.1.

Published: 7/1/2018

Packaging Market to Remain Strong
Analysts project revenues for packaging and container industries to increase 10% this year.

Published: 7/1/2018

Fifth Straight Month of Growth for Processing
May’s Index comes in at 57.1 amid indications that processors are making longer-term investments to increase production capacity.

Published: 6/3/2018

Plastics Processing Closes Best Quarter in Recorded History
Overall index for April hits 58.1; custom processors climb to 62.4.

Published: 4/27/2018

Plastics Processing Closes Best Quarter in Recorded History
March comes in at 57.7. Index for the first-quarter of 2018 reaches 57.1

Published: 3/30/2018

Processing Index Rallies for Another Month
With a February reading of 58.6, the index expands at its fastest rate in five years.

Published: 3/2/2018

Plastics Processing Continues Expansion
Business is poised for additional growth this year.

Published: 1/23/2018

Projections Point to Robust Growth in Packaging
Revenues for publicly traded firms in plastics packaging and containers increased by more than 7% in the third quarter of 2017 compared with a year earlier. The growth trend is up for this year and next.