Industry Statistics


  • The manufacturing of plastic products is the third largest industry in America and continues to grow.
  • Plastic manufacturing provides 90,000 jobs, when you include all business aspects surrounding the industry it climbs to 1.4 million jobs.
  • Plastic production facilities are located all over the country, including Alaska and Hawaii, and number around 16,000 in total.
  • The plastic manufacturing industry invests in new technology and process machinery continually improving and evolving the market.
  • The largest plastic industry sectors are industrial, packaging, medical devices, and automotive.
  • There are more than 30 different types of injection molding plastic resins available.
  • BASF SE, The Dow Chemical Co., E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., SABIC Innovative Plastics, and Exxon Mobil Corp. are the major injection molding companies.