NPE2018 Launches 2017 Size and Impact Report

Plastics Industry’s Robust Growth Bodes Well for NPE2018

WASHINGTON, DC — Employment in the U.S. plastics industry grew by one percent in 2016, from 954,000 workers to 965,000, according to data in the 2017 Size & Impact Report, released by the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), the producers of NPE2018: The Plastics Show. As the industry’s leading international plastics manufacturing exposition, NPE2018: The Plastics Show provides total coverage of the innovative equipment, suppliers, resources, information and technologies that are shaping the future of plastics. Key points from the infographic include:
  • Employment in the plastics industry has grown 1.4 percent since 2012
  • The plastics industry is experiencing a period of robust growth, with 1.6 percent growth per year in real value added from 2012 to 2016
  • NPE2018 will cover the entire global plastics industry including more than 20,000 unique buying companies
“The economic outlook for the plastics industry provided by the report suggests that 2018 will be a banner year in NPE history,” said PLASTICS President & CEO William R. Carteaux. “Additionally, now that investments in capital equipment can be immediately and totally expensed by companies thanks to the newly-approved tax bill, NPE2018 is set to reach new heights of business activity.”
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About Plastics Industry Association
The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), formerly SPI, is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, representing nearly one million workers in the $418 billion U.S. industry. Since 1937, PLASTICS has been working to make its members and the industry more globally competitive while advancing recycling and sustainability. To learn more about PLASTICS’ education initiatives, industry-leading insights and events, networking opportunities and policy advocacy, and North America’s largest plastics trade show, NPE: The Plastics Show, visit Follow PLASTICS on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn