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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.

Published: 1/23/2018

Processing Index Finishes 2017 Strongly
December’s reading of 55.5 was second highest of 2017.

Published: 1/2/2018

Processing Index Nears Peak Historical Growth
Growth slowed in November, but index climbed 5% year to date.

Published: 10/31/2017

Third Quarter Finished Strong for Plastics Processing
September’s index hit 54. Processing is up about 9% year-to-date from 2016.

Published: 8/31/2017

July’s Index: 52.9
Overall industry index is up 12% from last July, though processor numbers dip.

Published: 7/27/2017

June 2017 Gardner Business Index Plastics: 52.7
Plastics Processors’ Index up by more than 12% vs. last June. Custom processors are humming along.

Published: 6/28/2017

Economic Data, Wall Street Forecasts Point to Packaging Growth
Food/beverage spending and three underlying “macro” trends explain why.