MAPP is the information and benchmarking hub for plastics processors. Each year, MAPP releases 10-12 benchmarking reports and best practice handbooks to its membership. The data from these initiatives provide details to plastics industry leaders on dozens of topics that impact operations.
2023 Wage and Salary Report
For over 20 years, MAPP’s Wage and Salary Report has become one of the most widely recognized industry benchmarks on compensation in the United States plastics industry. The 2023 report will provide information on over 60 different job titles in the plastics industry and include benchmarks on starting and average wages, wage ranges for each job category, average tenure, salary trends, and statistical analysis of specific job titles.
MAPP members that complete this survey will receive the report via email free of charge. Non-member participants in the survey will be able to purchase the report at a 50% discount through the MAPP website. Members that do not participate will also receive a 50% discount.
This study is open May 11, 2023 through June 23, 2023.
Quarterly Pulse Report (Q1 | 2023)
This report evaluates the US plastics industry's past, current, and anticipated future performance. The data from this survey gives executives detailed insights into how the industry is performing, allowing them to benchmark their organizations against the rest of the plastics industry.
This report provides insight into the following:
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This study closed April 17, 2023.
MAPP Automation Report 2023
This report was created by plastics business leaders who understand the importance of staying up-to-date on the latest innovations in industrial automation and is the only survey of its kind in the United States plastics industry.
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This study closed January 20, 2023.
2023 State of the Plastics Industry Report
Good business leaders always stay in tune with the state of their industry. By understanding current conditions, executives can make better tactical decisions and validate the status of their operations.
MAPP's State of the Plastics Industry Report was created by plastics business leaders who understand the importance of staying up-to-date on the changing conditions of the marketplace and is the only survey of its kind in the United States plastics industry.
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This study closed January 13, 2023.
2022 Machine Rate Report
The purpose of the 2022 Machine Rate Report is to provide executives who operate in the plastics processing industry with benchmarking data for machine rates, markups for added services and capabilities, and a variety of other benchmarks for injection molders. The original machine rate survey was introduced to the plastics processing industry in 2014 and is extensively evaluated and updated before each new launch with the guidance of a committee comprised of senior-level leaders in the plastics industry.
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This study closed November 22, 2022.
2022 Health and Benefits Report
The purpose of the Health and Benefits Report is to capture and provide insight into the health and benefits strategies of manufacturers across the United States to help businesses make better, more informed decisions. The statistics in this report represent 273 unique manufacturers in the mold building, rubber products manufacturing, and plastics processing industries across 37 states. The report content includes health insurance options used, contribution levels, eligibility for health benefits, medical expenditure, cost containment strategies, prescription drug coverage, Rx cost containment strategies, ancillary benefits offered, annual benefit renewal process, and retirement programs offered. The report also features an appendix that segments the data by plastics processors.
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This study closed March 18, 2022.
2022 Production & Quality Report
The purpose of this benchmarking report is to provide insights that allow the reader to compare their production and quality performance to that of manufacturers in the plastics and rubber industries. A committee of industry leaders with decades of experience and a wealth of manufacturing knowledge oversaw the creation of this report.
This report consists primarily of members of the Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors (MAPP) and also includes insights from companies that represent the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers (ARPM). The sample population of this report extends beyond MAPP and ARPM member companies to provide an accurate outlook on manufacturing production and quality performance in 2021. The performance metrics highlighted in this report can be applied to a wide range of manufacturing industries and help clarify performance standards for the reader.
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This study closed February 18, 2022.
The following reports and surveys have been completed and published in the last twelve months. These reports are available for purchase here.
MAPP publishes unique, timely and relevant content, which often varies from year to year. However, some data and business information is critical and requires annual or bi-annual reporting. Below are the surveys that MAPP conducts on a regular basis to provide members with the more up-to-date data available:
The report is available to survey participants and MAPP members only. The Machine Rate Report for injection molders includes inputs from hundreds of plastics industry executives in regard to their machine rates. This year's report includes updated and new data, including:
We strongly believe that data is an important part of plastics processors achieving success, and we are excited to announce that MAPP is continuing to evolve its benchmarking deliverables to members by partnering with Harbour Results, Inc. to create a unique tool - MAPP Plastics Benchmarking.
MAPP members are able to access an annual study focused on a broad range of topics including financial, business performance, operations, safety, HR, sales and marketing and forecasting. The information gathered during this study will be compiled with information previously collected by MAPP to generate outputs that will help the U.S.-based plastics processors make better, more informed decisions.