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Plastic News

A weekly, 46,000-circulation trade newspaper.

Global Plastics Newsletter

Insider interviews, forecasts and trends

Plastics Today

Variety of topical newsletters for the plastics industry.

Industry Links

Alliance of Plastics Processors (APP) 
A business unit of SPI. Members represent the entire plastics industry supply chain, processors, machinery and equipment manufacturers and raw material suppliers.

American Plastics Council
The American Plastics Council (APC) is a major trade association for the United States plastics industry. APC advocates unlimited opportunities for plastics and promotes their economic, environmental and societal benefits.

ANIPAC
National Association of Plastic Industries, A.C. | ANIPAC Asociación Nacional de Industrias del Plástico, A.C.

ANSI – American National Standards Institute
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private, non-profit organization (501(c)3) that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.

ASM International
Since its founding in 1913, ASM International (The Materials Information Society) has existed to provide a means for exchanging information and professional interaction. Today, our role has expanded to serve the technical interests of metals and materials professionals all over the world – but providing information and interaction remains our main purpose.ext

ASTM International Standards Worldwide
ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials) is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world. ASM is a trusted source for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services.

IAPD – International Association of Plastics Distributors
IAPD is an international trade association comprised of companies engaged in the distribution and manufacture of plastics materials.

ISO International Organization for Standards
ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 151 countries, on the basis of one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system.

Fédération de la Plasturgie
The professional representative body of the French Plastics Processing Industry.

MRS – Materials Research Society
The Materials Research Society is a not-for-profit organization which brings together scientists, engineers and research managers from industry, government, academia and research laboratories to share findings in the research and development of new materials of technological importance.

NAM – National Association of Manufacturers
NAM’s mission is to enhance the competitiveness of manufacturers by shaping a legislative and regulatory environment conducive to U.S. economic growth and to increase understanding among policymakers, the media and the general public about the vital role of manufacturing to America’s economic future and living standards.

NPG-6
An international group of companies that are active in the Nylon-6 industry, ranging from raw materials to fibres, textiles, engineering plastics, film and dedicated equipment.

Plas-Tech Inc. (Canada’s Plastic Fabricator)
Established in 1987 – Plas-Tech is one of Canada’s leading plastic fabricators and distributors offering many of the latest fabrication technologies including CNC machining, lasercutting, vauccum forming and general plastic fabrication.

Plas-Tech Glazing  (Canada’s Multiwall Provider)
Canada’s Largest Multiwall Sheet and Systems Provider – located in Concord Ontario but shipping Nationally all over Canada.

Plastics Institute of America
The Plastics Institute of America is a not-for-profit educational and research organization dedicated to providing service to the plastics industries since 1961.

SME – Society of Manufacturing Engineers
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is the world’s leading resource Where Manufacturing Comes Together – both people and information – to advance manufacturing knowledge.

SPE – Plastics Environmental Division
This Division is concerned with all aspects of the recycling, sustainability, bio-degradable, non petroleum based polymers, reclamation, resource recovery, and disposal of plastic materials. Its mission is to foster the advancement of technology in the development of recycled plastics as a valuable raw-material resource and disseminate information in fostering the development of polymers derived from renewable sources.

SPI – The Society of the Plastics Industry
Founded in 1937, The Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc., is the trade association representing the fourth largest industry in the United States. SPI’s members represent the entire plastics industry supply chain, including processors, machinery and equipment manufacturers and raw materials suppliers. The U.S. plastics industry employs 1.3 million workers and provides more than $310 billion in annual shipments.