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The plastics industry in southwest Indiana is broad in scope and large in size. Plastics companies focus on design, compound manufacturing, and fabrication of final products for the consumer goods, packaging, and automotive sectors.

  • Berry Plastics produces a wide array of consumer products in southwest Indiana. The company’s research and development center is also located here.
  • SABIC has one of its 6 primary global sites in southwest Indiana, where it produces highly engineered thermoplastics.
  • Red Spot Paint and Varnish Company manufactures coatings for plastic automotive parts.

Indiana was ranked number 8 in the U.S. in 2012 job growth by to Business Facilities magazine. The transportation infrastructure of southwest Indiana supports that growth, with convenient access to rail, barge, and truck routes for bringing in raw materials.

The University of Southern Indiana Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education offers degree programs in related areas of study, including chemistry and engineering.


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Plastics Companies in the Region

Company Products Number of Employees
Berry Plastics Consumer products; research & development 2,833
Constellation High-tech plastic molds 15
Cortegra Leaflets and labels for pharmaceutical products 70
Crane Composites Custom embossing of thermoformed plastic film 10
Crescent Plastics Custom plastic profile extrusion & tubing 100
Cresline Plastic Pipe Co. Pipe for a number of industries 40
Decorating Supplies & Equipment Plastic product manufacturing automotive vehicle seating/trim 12
Dexterous Mold & Tool Plastic injection molds 19
DSM Reinforced thermoplastics 210 Plastic piping 21
Enviroplas Engineering resin solutions 28
Ferro Corporation Filled & reinforced thermoplastic compounds 70
Flair Molded Plastics Injection molding 60
Focus Mold & Machine Injection molding 4
General Rubber & Plastics Industrial plastic fabrication & distribution 35
Graham Packaging Company Plastic packaging products 55
Green Tree Plastics Flow-mold recycled plastic for outdoor plastics 25
Guardian Automotive Trim, Inc. Automotive trim and other components 510
H&W Molders Plastic injection molding 10
Holzmeyer Die & Mold Manufacturing Plastic injection molding 50
Ilpea Custom plastic molding 60
Infinity Custom injection molding 84
J-Ron Inc. Custom injection molding 19
Johnson Plastics & Supply Distribution plastic sheet, film tapes, etc. 20
Legacy Plastics Custom thermoplastic profile extrusion 15
Lincoln Industries Injection molding of parts 69
Lucent Polymers Resins 50
Matrixx Group Plastic Resins & Polymers 150
Morris Tool & Die Injection Molding 14
Nifty Plastics Thermoplastic compounding, grinding & custom extruding 15
Nova Polymers Thermoplastic compounder 45
Ohio Valley Plastics Compound & recycled thermoplastics 25
Omni Thermoplastics Custom compounding of thermoplastics 20
Pioneer Plastics Inc. Custom molding 65
Plastic Extrusions Co. Plastic extrusions 15
QTR Custom compounding 45
Red Spot Paint and Varnish Company Coatings for plastic automotive parts 345
SABIC Highly engineered thermoplastics 1,200
SealCorp USA Sealants & Adhesives 50
SRG Injection molding & automotive trim-color & chrome plastics mfg. 650
Uniseal Sealing compounds, adhesives, plastic pipe couplings & thermoplastics 200
Wabash Plastics Custom injection molding 150
Westech Custom extrusion, vinyl window and fencing products 150