A recent report from the Plastics Industry Association states improved economic growth for the plastics industry in the future.  It also states that improvements in shale gas-related investments should also help plastics grow.

Since 2015, there has been a steady incline in the demand for plastic products, making the plastics industry the third largest in the manufacturing sector.  

“On the heels of the arrival of a new Congress and, soon, a new administration, the Size & Impact Report shows why the plastics industry will be such an important part of the effort to support job growth in manufacturing,” said Bill Carteaux, president and CEO of the Washington-based association.

Innovations in plastics are creating a higher demand worldwide, and thereby increasing jobs here in the United States.  Texas employs more people in the plastics industry than anywhere else in the world, with Michigan and Indiana right behind.  


Advancements in plastic injection molding and 3D printing are creating more jobs than ever before.  With new innovations comes new opportunities and an increase of jobs for Americans.