The Philippine plastics industry envisions itself to be a proactively adaptive downstream industry that is able to fully supply the growing and changing demands of the domestic and export market, create employment opportunities with a positive well-informed on the environmental image and perception.
Its goals are:
o Satisfy the domestic demand and be a leading contributor to the Philippine export basket.
o Promote a high level of workforce productivity.
o Be innovative in process
o Develop a sustainable industry mindful of our limited/finite resources.
o Promote/ develop/ strengthen the plastics recycling industry.
o Create a wide range of innovative products with the best consumer value.
The Philippine downstream plastics industry refers to the plastic fabricators and manufacturers which convert plastic resins to industrial and consumer finished products. Main production processes include film and sheet extrusion; injection moulding; compression moulding; extrusion blow moulding: injection blow moulding; injection stretch blow moulding; pipe and profile extrusion; net and twine extrusion; woven sack extrusion and weaving; sheet thermoforming, printing, lamination, slitting and bag forming; and recycling.
Plastic is a widespread and pervasive material that is used by a multitude of industries in the production of numerous products. In the Philippines, industries such as the electronics, construction, food, cosmetics, packaging, and automotive are aligned with the viability of the plastics industry. Having a local source of plastic materials benefits all sectors with its adaptive, just in-time delivery capabilities, and more importantly softens the impact brought about by dollar and import requirements.
Majority of the plastics companies are situated Metro Manila, particularly in the CAMANAVA (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela) area, while others are from Manila, Pasig and CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon). There are some in Iloilo and Cebu in the Visayas, and Davao in Mindanao.
The main industry association in the plastics industry Philippine Plastics Industry Association, Inc. (PPIA).
With the coming of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015, and given that applications for plastics are increasing from building and infrastructure, transport, automotive sectors among others, foreign investments are shifting towards the region. This creates opportunities for the industry to gain competitive advantage in the global market.
The DTI’s Bureau of Product Standards lists certain plastic products as among the products for mandatory certification under mechanical/building and construction materials and chemicals and other consumer products.
The certification of plastic products is guided by the Philippine Standard (PS) Quality and/or Safety Certification Mark Scheme and the implementing guidelines for the certification of monobloc chair, stool, and plastic table.
The Technical Working Group (TWG) for the Chemicals Industry Cluster – which includes plastics – serves as the coordinating mechanism through which industry concerns are addressed. The TWG is organized into four action tasks, namely:
Among the TWGs activities are the following:
122 A. del Mundo St. cor 10th & 11th Ave., Grace Park, Caloocan City
Tel. No. : (632) 361-1160; 330-4423; 330-4424
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