The Plastics industry cluster includes businesses that develop and manufacture plastic materials and resins, in addition to those that manufacture products primarily defined by the plastic materials or plastic-specific processes required.
GROWTH CLUSTER OVERVIEW
While a major anchor company in Northern Colorado is a retail consumer plastic product producer, many companies in the region supply the production industry or produce plastics for medical purposes.
Because of this, a number of companies categorized in this cluster via published economic data sources likely self-identify within bioscience & medical or manufacturing production and fabrication clusters.
Additionally, these companies might supply any other industry cluster with composite material needs, including aerospace & defense, and information technology. This cluster also includes companies that perform R&D and innovation in consumer plastic products and those that use 3D printing technology for custom component fabrication utilized across a range of industries.
NAICS CODES IN CLUSTER
- Plastic Materials and Resins
- Plastic Products
GROWTH CLUSTER STATS
- The Plastics cluster experienced 18% growth in the region from 2013-2018. 11% growth is projected to occur from 2018-2023.
- The Gross Regional Product reported in 2018 was $214 million.
- Supply chain: industrial applications of plastic materials in companies like JBS, Leprino, OtterBox, and Vestas