The Portuguese Plastic Industry Association

Is a National non profit association which main goals are to promote and to support the Plastic Industry as well as defending its economic, social and associative interests towards national entities and international organisations.

Currently, the 130 members are converters, plastic material recyclers, or some companies that are directly linked to this Industrial Sector.

The associated companies are mostly small or medium in size and represent around 60 % of the national plastic market and employ approximately 10.000 workers.

Since 1988 APIP is recognised as a Standardisation Organisation for Plastics, represents the plastic sector on official matters and negotiates the Collective Working Contract of the Chemical Industry.

APIP has Economical, Technical and Juridical Departments to advise its members.
Main Sectors of Activity of Members

    • Electrical and electronic appliances 
    • Packaging 
    • Technical, industrial and automotive components 
    • Construction products 
    • Automation and transport 
    • Thermal insulation 
    • Medical and healthcare 
    • Agriculture and household
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