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03-19-2020

Plastics Industry Association Meetings Cancelled

Precautions against the Spread of Coronavirus

The Plastics Industry Association announced today that its 2020 Spring National Board Meeting and the Plastics Industry Fly-In on March 24 – 26 in Washington, D.C. are canceled. Some aspects will be moved to a virtual platform at a future date.

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The Plastics Industry Fly-In and 2020 Posthumous Plastics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be rescheduled to a date to be determined. Capitol Hill has ceased all public tours and The U.S. Capitol will be restricted to official business through at least the end of March.

“As a precaution for the safety of our members, guests, and staff amid the growing Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, I, along with the Plastics Industry Association Board Chairman, have decided to cancel the Spring Board Meetings and Plastics Industry Fly-In,” said Plastics Industry Association President and CEO, Tony Radoszewski, CAE. “Moving some aspects of the meeting to a future date demonstrates the continued commitment to the important work of Plastics Industry Association membership during this critical time.”

“We will continue to monitor the coronavirus and its possible impact on our other upcoming events,” Radoszewski continued. “Our principal concern is the safety and wellness of our members, attendees, staff, vendors and the plastics industry. As such, we will continue to follow the official Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines regarding Covid-19, and take every precaution to keep our staff safe and our office open for business as we conduct these virtual meetings.”

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  • 03-02-2020

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    Plastics Industry Association about Fourth Quarter Uptick

    While the shipments of injection molding rose 9.6% in the fourth quarter, single- and twin-screw extruders shipments decreased 0.9% and 7.7%, respectively.   more

  • 02-27-2020

    Arburg Technology Days 2020 Cancelled

    Industry Event from March 11th to 14th Does Not Take Place

    Due to the developments regarding the Coronavirus, Arburg management decided to cancel the International Technology Days in Lossburg, Germany.   more

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    Chinaplas 2020 Takes Place in August

    New Date Due to Corona Virus

    The 34th International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries is rescheduled to 3-6 August 2020 at NECC in Shanghai, China.   more

  • 08-02-2019

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    The Plastics Industry Association has named Tony Radoszewski President and Chief Executive Officer effective September 16, 2019.   more

  • 06-12-2019

    Report from the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics

    Decline of Plastics Machinery Shipments in the First Quarter

    As reported by the Plastics Industry Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES), which collects monthly data from manufacturers of plastic injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, hot runners and auxiliary equipment, the shipments value of primary plastics machinery in North America declined in the first quarter of 2019.   more

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Fax: +1 202 2967005

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