Equipment Manufacturers & Moldmakers

Equipment manufacturers and moldmakers engage in the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) through the Equipment Council (EC), one of three industry segment councils that represent the plastics supply chain, end to end.

Why Equipment Manufacturers & Moldmakers Join the Plastics Industry Association

The Equipment Council works to increase the visibility of the moldmakers, plastics machinery and equipment manufacturing sector among the general public and throughout the plastics industry, to ensure that the needs of member companies in this category get the timely support they need to advance their business.

The Council houses the Committee on Equipment Statistics, which tracks and reports new orders and shipments of plastics machinery on a monthly and quarterly basis, and the Machinery Safety Standards Committee which develops standards and technical reports covering the manufacture, integration, care and use of plastics machinery or materials throughout the supply chain.

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Committee on Equipment Statistics

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES) tracks and reports new orders and shipments of plastics machinery on a monthly and quarterly basis. These statistical reports give CES participants exclusive information that depicts a substantial percentage of the entire North American plastics machinery market, and serve as an important economic bellwether for the entire plastics industry. The CES program provides superior market information by using actual data submitted by participating companies. 

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Machinery Safety Standards

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-accredited standards developer, working to ensure plastics machinery is safely built to standard to protect our industry’s most valuable resource: our people. Get involved in setting these important standards.

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Environment, Health and Safety

The mission of the EHS+ Committee is to achieve continual performance improvement in worker safety, environmental and product regulatory areas of the plastics industry. It also supports the use of good science and public policy while promoting and serving member interests. The committee’s Worker…

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FLiP: Future Leaders in Plastics

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Influence political legislation and bring change for the future of Equipment Manufacturers & Moldmakers

Becoming more involved in the political process in one big way Equipment Manufacturers & Moldmakers can bring meaningful change to their organizations and the plastics industry. Regulation, trade, and tariffs are just a few topics that affect the industry, and by taking action to influence political legislation, our members will play an active role in the future of the industry.

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Data Insights for Equipment Manufacturers & Moldmakers

The Plastics Industry Association provides a complete data resource portfolio to help our Equipment Manufacturers & Moldmakers make informed business decisions that continue to drive our industry’s innovations and success. Explore resources to help guide your business by clicking below.