The Plastics Institute of America is a not-for-profit educational and research organization dedicated to providing service to the plastics industries since 1961. We support, foster and guide plastics education and research at all levels to ensure the continued growth of the industry. Since our founding the Institute has held to this mission with ongoing educational programs and resources for skilled workers, professionals and industry executives.

The scholarships offered by the Plastics Pioneers Association to qualified applicants may now be applied for at THE SPE Foundation Scholarship Program.

The Plastics Institute of America, Inc. is located on the University of Mass Lowell Campus along with the UML Plastics Engineering Department. UML offers some of the finest plastics degree programs worldwide and also offers Plastics Seminars and Graduate Certificates.

Plastics Seminars Graduate Certificates

The Plastics Seminars have ended but the page offers info and a signup for next year's seminars and the Graduate Certificates fall programs have begun, but again the link offers information and a signup for next year's courses.


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