Founded in 1989, Plastics News covers the business of the global plastics industry. It focuses on commercial, financial, legislative and market-related developments worldwide that affect North American plastic product manufacturers and their suppliers and customers.
We report news, gather data and deliver timely information that provides our weekly subscribers with a competitive advantage. Our newspaper and website serve as forums for new ideas and independent discussion of issues that concern the industry.
Plastics News is published weekly, including an end-of-year Market Data Book with exclusive information on thousands of North American plastics processors. Our team of reporters delivers award-winning news, features and commentary. Our website - www.plasticsnews.com - has news updated daily, plus popular sections including resin pricing, processor rankings, videos, podcasts, blogs and FYI charts.
Plastics News and its sister brands in the Crain Global Polymer Group also produce conferences, trade shows, webinars and live events.
Plastics News is owned by Crain Communications Inc., which publishes about 30 U.S. and international business and consumer publications, including Plastics News Europe, Plastics & Rubber World (U.K.), Automotive News, Advertising Age, Tire Business, Rubber & Plastics News, Urethanes Technology International and AutoWeek. Crain's editorial tenet - that the reader comes first - distinguishes the company from its competitors.