MAPP is the information and benchmarking hub for plastics processors. Each year, MAPP releases 10-12 benchmarking reports and best practice handbooks to its membership. The data from these initiatives provide details to plastics industry leaders on dozens of topics that impact operations.
2022 Wage and Salary Report
This study closed June 3, 2022.
2022 MAPP Plastics Benchmarking Report Powered by Harbour Results, Inc.
The MAPP Plastics Benchmarking Study powered by Harbour Results provides key trends and data critical to setting future business strategies for North American plastic processors. In its second year, this annual study was developed by the benchmarking and plastic industry experts at Harbour Results in collaboration with MAPP members.
This study closed July 1, 2022.
2022 Health and Benefits Report
This study closed March 18, 2022.
MAPP Quarterly Pulse Report
MAPP is conducting a Quarterly Pulse Report through 2022.
Participants will receive the final report in their email inboxes when it is published. Additionally, those who did not participate in the survey will be able to purchase the report here.
This study closed April 9, 2021.
2022 Production & Quality Report
The purpose of this benchmarking report is to provide insights that allow the reader to compare their production and quality performance to that of manufacturers in the plastics and rubber industries. A committee of industry leaders with decades of experience and a wealth of manufacturing knowledge oversaw the creation of this report.
This report consists primarily of members of the Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors (MAPP) and also includes insights from companies that represent the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers (ARPM). The sample population of this report extends beyond MAPP and ARPM member companies to provide an accurate outlook on manufacturing production and quality performance in 2021. The performance metrics highlighted in this report can be applied to a wide range of manufacturing industries and help clarify performance standards for the reader.
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This study closed February 18, 2022.
2022 State of the Plastics Industry Report
Good business leaders always stay in tune with the state of their industry. By understanding current conditions, executives can make better tactical decisions and validate the status of their operations.
MAPP's State of the Plastics Industry Report was created by plastics business leaders who understand the importance of staying up-to-date on the changing conditions of the marketplace and is the only survey of its kind in the United States plastics industry.
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This study closed January 7, 2022.
2021 Wage & Salary Report
This study closed July 31, 2021.
2021 Machine Rate Report
The purpose of the 2021 Machine Rate Report is to provide executives who operate in the plastics processing industry with benchmarking data for machine rates, markups for added services and capabilities, and a variety of other benchmarks for injection molders. The original machine rate survey was introduced to the plastics processing industry in 2014 and is extensively evaluated and updated before each new launch with the guidance of a committee comprised of senior-level leaders in the plastics industry.
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This study closed September 30, 2021.
2021 MAPP Plastics Benchmarking Report Powered by Harbour Results, Inc.
Harbour Results, Inc. regularly conducts market research within the manufacturing industry to examine key trends, benchmarks, and forecast indicators. More than 90 companies totaling 140 plastics processing facilities participated in this study from April to July 2021. The HRI team carefully analyzed the data from this study and reached out to companies when questions arose. In appreciation of your facility taking the time to be involved in this report, HRI is providing this output for personal use.
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This study closed July 31, 2021.
The following reports and surveys have been completed and published in the last twelve months. These reports are available for purchase here.
MAPP publishes unique, timely and relevant content, which often varies from year to year. However, some data and business information is critical and requires annual or bi-annual reporting. Below are the surveys that MAPP conducts on a regular basis to provide members with the more up-to-date data available:
The report is available to survey participants and MAPP members only. The Machine Rate Report for injection molders includes inputs from hundreds of plastics industry executives in regard to their machine rates. This year's report includes updated and new data, including:
We strongly believe that data is an important part of plastics processors achieving success, and we are excited to announce that MAPP is continuing to evolve its benchmarking deliverables to members by partnering with Harbour Results, Inc. to create a unique tool - MAPP Plastics Benchmarking.
MAPP members are able to access an annual study focused on a broad range of topics including financial, business performance, operations, safety, HR, sales and marketing and forecasting. The information gathered during this study will be compiled with information previously collected by MAPP to generate outputs that will help the U.S.-based plastics processors make better, more informed decisions.