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||2,235|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|