Plastics Processing Publications

MAPP has produced various useful publications unique to the plastic industry that discuss research, statistics, news and other plastics information.

Title:2017 Machine Rate Report
Date:August 30th 2017
Price:$119.00 for members
$299.00 for non-members
Description:This report provides plastic processing executives with general benchmarks for machine rates by distinct tonnage ranger. The survey processes were guided by a team of MAPP member business leaders who created a straight-forward questionnaire that was both user-friendly and easy to understand. The 2017 Machine Rate Study asked participants to provide the following inputs for 10 different injection molding machine tonnage categories: loaded machine rates, rates without labor and tonnage capacity.
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Title:2017 Disaster Recovery Plans
Date:August 14th 2017
Price:$10.00 for members
$100.00 for non-members
Description:A compilation of Disaster Recovery Plans/Business Continuation Plans submitted by MAPP members, with a special foreword from Federated Insurance on building your own plan.
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Title:2017 Sales Management Report
Date:June 19th 2017
Price:$199.00 for members
$299.00 for non-members
Description:The purpose of this report is to disseminate information regarding industry norms and benchmarks that are associated with how companies manage their sales and sales management process.

The Sales Management Benchmarking Report provides executives with various data and information points on including but not limited to manning tables compared to company revenues, training, method of landing new sales, internal / external commission rate structures, utilization of sales representatives, and more.
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Title:2017 Health and Benefits Report
Date:April 3rd 2017
Price:$199.00 for members
$299.00 for non-members
Description:This report includes input from 153 plastics processing companies across the United States, and covers trends in health insurance; vision, dental and life insurance; as well as retirement and other benefits currently being offered by manufacturers.
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Title:2017 MAPP Safety Checklists
Date:March 29th 2017
Price:$10.00 for members
$100.00 for non-members
Description:A compilation of safety checklists utilized in plastics processing facilities across the United States.
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Title:2017 State of the Plastics Industry Report
Date:February 1st 2017
Price:$209.00 for members
$349.00 for non-members
Description:In its 17th year, MAPP's annual State of the Plastics Industry Report analyzes nearly 40 different economic indicators to understand the current landscape of the plastics industry. The report covers fourth quarter performance, sales, backlog, off-shoring, customer demands, resin pricing, previous year performance, along with forecasts and expectations for 2017.
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Title:Cell Phone Policies Benchmarking
Date:November 17th 2016
Price:$10.00 for members
$100.00 for non-members
Description:34 manufacturing companies have submitted their company's cell phone policies for others to review and benchmark.
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Title:HR Onboarding and Training Checklists
Date:November 17th 2016
Price:$10.00 for members
$100.00 for non-members
Description:28 training checklists from plastics processors - from on-boarding to job specific.
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Title:2016 North American Plastics Industry Study
Date:October 20th 2016
Price:$499.00 for members
$899.00 for non-members
Description: 2016 Benchmarking Survey conducted by Plante and Moran discusses the current trends and practices within the plastics industry.
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Title:2016 Wage and Salary Report
Date:September 8th 2016
Price:$199.00 for members
$449.00 for non-members
Description:This report covers compensation nearly 60 job titles common in the plastics industry, as well as operational trends.
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Title:2016 Terms and Conditions Report
Date:July 6th 2016
Price:$149.00 for members
$299.00 for non-members
Description:This inaugural report consists of the aggregated data from plastics processors on topics regarding terms and conditions with their largest customer such as mandated price downs, freight terms, payment terms, penalties and other special terms and conditions of sale.
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Title:2016 State of the Industry Report
Date:February 15th 2016
Price:$149.00 for members
$299.00 for non-members
Description:The 2016 State of the Industry survey involves data collection from over 150
industry executives on 33 unique economic indicator questions covering 4th quarter performance along with forecasts for 2016.
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Title:2015 North American Plastics Industry Report
Date:January 12th 2016
Price:$299.00 for members
$799.00 for non-members
Description:2015 Benchmarking Survey conducted by Plante and Moran discusses the current trends and practices within the plastics industry.
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Title:Machine Rate Report
Date:November 18th 2015
Price:$79.00 for members
$299.00 for non-members
Description:The Fall report of MAPP’s Machine Rate Survey was created to provide plastics manufacturing executives with general benchmarks for machine rates by distinct tonnage ranges.
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Title:2015 Wage & Salary Report
Date:September 18th 2015
Price:$99.00 for members
$349.00 for non-members
Description:The MAPP office is pleased to present the 2015 Wage and Salary Report. You are receiving this email because someone in your company took the time to provide comprehensive data during the actual 2015 Wage and Salary data collection process. We are delighted with the enthusiastic response we've received regarding this year's overall participation and are confident you will find value in the end results.
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Title:MAPP R&D Credit Report
Date:September 8th 2015
Price:$79.00 for members
$249.00 for non-members
Description:
One of the most under-utilized tax savings opportunities for companies in the plastics industry is the U.S. Credit for Increasing Research Activities (R&D tax credit). The R&D tax credit rewards companies who invest resources in innovation, product development, mold design, new materials or resins and process development/improvement. In addition to Federal tax savings, several states have a similar program that rewards companies for the development or improvement to their products or processes.

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Title:Employee Review Process
Date:April 10th 2015
Price:$0.00 for members
$99.00 for non-members
Description:This document contains several examples of employee appraisal forms used by member companies.
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Title:2014 State of the Industry Report
Date:February 26th 2015
Price:$99.00 for members
$149.00 for non-members
Description:: Plastics manufacturing executives reported better than average business performance in 2013 and possess a great deal of optimism in the 12-month forecast. The 2014 State of the Industry survey involves data collection from nearly 150
industry executives on 33 unique economic indicator questions covering 4th quarter performance along with forecasts for 2014.
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Title:2015 State of the Industry Report
Date:February 26th 2015
Price:$149.00 for members
$249.00 for non-members
Description:The 2015 State of the Industry survey involves data collection from over 150
industry executives on 33 unique economic indicator questions covering 4th quarter performance along with forecasts for 2015.
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Title:2014 North American Plastics Industry Study (NAPIS)
Date:October 27th 2014
Price:$59.00 for members
$399.00 for non-members
Description:2014 Benchmarking Survey conducted by Plante and Moran discusses the current trends and practices within the plastics industry.
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Title:2014 Wage and Salary Report
Date:August 4th 2014
Price:$99.00 for members
$399.00 for non-members
Description:The 2014 Wage and Salary Report consists of a comprehensive analysis on well over 50 different job classifications from plastics manufacturing companies who serve a variety of end-use markets. These job classifications represent well over 16,500 hourly and salaried employees. This report was completed by over 200 participants located in 30 States across America and is one of the very few reports of its kind completely devoted to the polymer manufacturing industry.
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Title:2013 Plastics Industry Report (NAPIS)
Date:December 10th 2013
Price:$49.00 for members
$399.00 for non-members
Description:2013 Benchmarking Survey conducted by Plante and Moran discusses the current trends and practices within the plastics industry.
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Title:2013 Wage and Salary Report
Date:June 11th 2013
Price:$59.00 for members
$299.00 for non-members
Description:MAPP has released the 2013 Wage and Salary Report which consists of a comprehensive analysis on well over 50 different job classifications from plastics manufacturing companies who serve a variety of end-use markets. These job classifications represent well over 16,500 hourly and salaried employees. This report was completed by over 200 participants located in 30 States across America and is one of the very few reports of its kind completely devoted to the polymer manufacturing industry.
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Title:2013 State of the Plastics Industry
Date:March 1st 2013
Price:$149.00 for members
$249.00 for non-members
Description:MAPP conducted its 2013 State of the Industry survey in which data was collected from over 180
industry executives via electronic input for a period of approximately 21 business days. Although not a
scientific survey, participants were given the opportunity to respond to approximately 31 economic
indicator questions covering their 4th quarter performance along with their forecasts for the 1st quarter of
2013.
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Title:2013 Sales Management Study
Date:January 17th 2013
Price:$169.00 for members
$479.00 for non-members
Description:The purpose of conducting this survey was to collect and report on industry norms associated with how companies manage their sales and the sales process. This Sales Management Benchmarking Study provides various data and information on training, methods of landing new sales, internal and external commission rate structures, utilization of sales representatives, and much more.
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Title:2012 Plastics Industry Report
Date:November 1st 2012
Price:$49.00 for members
$399.00 for non-members
Description:2012 Benchmarking Survey conducted by Plante and Moran discusses the current trends and practices within the plastics industry.
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Title:MAPP IT Report
Date:August 1st 2012
Price:$399.00 for members
$799.00 for non-members
Description:Executives who are leading companies into the next decade must understand that having an Information Technology plan as part of the DNA of the company’s business plan is nearly essential in this day of changing technology. To ignore this fact is to ignore the future of a business or enterprise. MAPP's IT Report provides key benchmarks in recognizing how plastics manufacturing companies need to position themselves to be competitive.
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Title:2011 4th Quarter Economic Report
Date:February 1st 2012
Price:$39.99 for members
$129.99 for non-members
Description:MAPP conducted its 4th quarter 2011 economic survey in which data was collected from 118 industry executives via electronic input for a period of approximately 10 business days. Participants were given the opportunity to respond to approximately 34 economic indicator questions covering their 4th quarter performance along with their forecasts for the 1st quarter of 2012.

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Title:2011 Plastics Industry Study
Date:January 4th 2012
Price:$39.99 for members
$399.99 for non-members
Description:MAPP and Plante and Moran once again worked together to provide the Plastics Industry Study. This study is a comprehensive look into the plastics processing industry.

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Title:2011 Wage and Salary Report
Date:September 8th 2011
Price:$99.00 for members
$299.00 for non-members
Description:MAPP has once again conducted it's Wage and Salary survey and here is the final report. Over 170 plastics manufacturers participated in the survey, offering information on over 50 different job descriptions.
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Title:2010 North America Plastics Industry Study
Date:June 8th 2011
Price:$499.00 for members
$699.00 for non-members
Description:MAPP and Plante and Moran once again worked together to provide the Plastics Industry Study. This study is a comprehensive look into the plastics processing industry.
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Title:2010 Health and Ancillary Report
Date:November 8th 2010
Price:$150.00 for members
$300.00 for non-members
Description:A total of 68 plastics manufacturing executives participated in MAPP's 2010 Health & Ancillary Insurance Survey. Respondants represented well over 9,300 employee lives and aggregately account for over one billion dollars in annual sales revenue. The surveyed population generates an annual payroll of approximately $253,000,000 and purchases over $30.6 Million of medical coverage annually.


Some of the most relavent and up-to-date bencmarks included in MAPP's 2010 report on the health and ancillary insurance industry include:


*Benefits Eligibility and Health Plan Types;
*Contribution Levels for Employers & Employees
*Health Care Coverage as a Percent of Total Payroll
*Rate Increases Incurred and Anticipated
*Cost Reduction Strategies
*Medical Plan Network: Providers, Premiums, Deductibles, OOP, Co-Pays, Coinsurance
*Medical Plan OUT of Network Details
Dental, Vision, Life, Short & Long Term Disabiliy and Prescription Drug Plan Details.

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Title:2010 1st Quarter Economic Report
Date:April 16th 2010
Price:$29.99 for members
$69.99 for non-members
Description:MAPP conducted its 1st quarter 2010 economic survey in which data was collected from 141 industry executives via electronic input for a period of approximately 10 business days. Participants were given the opportunity to respond to approximately 34 economic indicator questions covering their 1st quarter performance along with their forecasts for the 2nd quarter of 2010.

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Title:Engineering Services Report
Date:March 1st 2010
Price:$29.99 for members
$69.99 for non-members
Description:The 2010 Engineering Services study, commissioned by members of the MAPP organization, was undertaken to better understand the trends in providing engineering base services to customers of the plastics industry. More specifically addressed in this report are the services offered by companies, and the fees or rates being charged for providing these services to customers.
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Title:2009 Wage and Salary Survey
Date:November 16th 2009
Price:$149.00 for members
$499.00 for non-members
Description:MAPP's Wage and Salary Survey collected data from over 130 companies, reporting for 6700 employees, on 45 different job titles. This report offers information on the starting and average salary for a particular job, as well as the trends and top positions within the industry.
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Title:2009 North American Plastics Benchmarking Survey
Date:November 6th 2009
Price:$29.00 for members
$399.00 for non-members
Description:2009 Benchmarking Survey conducted by Plante and Moran discusses the current trends and practices within the plastics industry.
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Title:Cavity Pressure Transducer Study Results
Date:March 18th 2009
Price:$19.99 for members
$69.99 for non-members
Description:There is much discussion about the investment needed to produce a perfect injection molded part, the first time, every time, no matter what the volume. With these discussions, there are a variety of view points about the investment and payback of utilizing Cavity Pressure Transducer technology in order to achieve a zero defect free molding environment. This 13 page study with graphs and charts highlight the opinions of molders currently using and those considering the use of CPTs.
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Title:A Comprehensive Survey on Tactics Being Used by Plastics Processors
Date:February 19th 2009
Price:$65.00 for members
$139.00 for non-members
Description:Are you doing the right things for your business? This document is a comprehensive summary of the tactics plastics processors are using to protect profits. Information compiled in this publication was developed from an on-line survey focused on "survival tactics for today's plastics manufactruing company."
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Title:2008 Health & Ancillary Insurance Report
Date:December 12th 2008
Price:$139.00 for members
$239.00 for non-members
Description:MAPP conducted its 2008 Health and Ancillary Benefits survey in the second quarter of the year. This report covers Health, Life, Disability, Dental, and more. Those looking to benchmark rate increases, employee contributions, details on health plans (providers, deductibles, co-pays, and more...) will find this report a wealth of information.
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Title:2008 North American Plastics Industry Survey
Date:October 24th 2008
Price:$39.99 for members
$399.99 for non-members
Description:MAPP Special Report of the plastics processors industry. Prepared by Plante & Moran, PLLC Plastics Industry Team.
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Title:MAPP Raw Materials Survey
Date:December 31st 2007
Price:$14.99 for members
$19.99 for non-members
Description:Consolidated data and analysis from over 80 industry covering issues related to raw materials strategies, cost control, and management. These questions were created from a group seven industry executives.
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Title:2007 North America Study of the Plastics Molding Industry
Date:October 15th 2007
Price:$399.00 for members
$499.00 for non-members
Description:This document gives the latest benchmarks in the industry covering Finances, Marketing, Operations, Quality, and Human Resources.
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Title:MAPP Wage and Salary Survey
Date:May 1st 2007
Price:$149.00 for members
$199.00 for non-members
Description:MAPP's 2007 Wage and Salary survey covers salary and wage information for job titles in multiple areas of a plastics operations.
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Title:MAPP Health and Ancillary Insurance Benefits Survey Results
Date:December 1st 2004
Price:$99.00 for members
$149.00 for non-members
Description:An important new study on trends in employee benefits in the plastics processing industry.
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