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Managed by plastic industry leaders, MAPP has a long history of helping plastic processors stay competitive in an ever-changing plastics marketplace.

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Established in 1997, The Manufacturer's Association for Plastics Processors, Inc. (MAPP) is the largest grassroots organization in the United States plastics industry, serving over 280 member companies representing more than 125,000 employees.  As a national non-profit Trade Association for plastics manufacturers, MAPP provides its Members with access to the most powerful networking in the industry.

MAPP is driven by a Board of Director's made up of owners and presidents of leading plastics companies. Having over 2,000 industry professionals involved in the organization provides a variety of channels to expedite solutions and build momentum for continued growth and development in areas that will positively impact the plastics industry.

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2013 Benchmarking Conference Videos

DVDs of the 2013 Benchmarking and Best Practices
Conference are now available. Session DVDs as
well as the conference package may be purchased by
calling the MAPP office or using the order form
attached here.

2014 Benchmarking Conference Locked

MAPP's 2014 Benchmarking and Best Practices
Conference, now in its 14th year, will be held at
the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, IN on October
16th and 17th (2014). Featured as one of the best
manufacturing conferences for plastics processing
executives in the United States, this event will
offer leading edge information on indsutry
benchmarks and best in class practices.

Upcoming Events

Plant Tour Event: Noble Plastics (Apr 24th)

MAPP is proud to announce the next Plant Tour Event at Noble Plastics Inc. on...

EHS Webinar: Emergency Action Plans (May 8th)

Our EHS Webinar Series continues with Safex presenting Emergency Action Plans, 2 PM EST. * An...

R&D Tax Credit Changes Webinar (May 9th)

R&D Tax Credits: Changes Affecting Plastics and Rubber ProcessorsPresented by Mueller Prost The R&D tax...

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