Plastics Manufacturing Industry in Northern Colorado

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.

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The plastics manufacturing industry in northern Colorado is growing at at 7% rate. Facilities use a range of inputs from raw or virgin plastics for medical grade applications, or recycle plastic waste to use in items like plastics bags shown here.

PLASTICS 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 PLASTICS INDUSTRY CLUSTER

  • Plastic Materials and Resins
  • Plastic Products
The plastics manufacturing industry in northern Colorado involves many of the shown raw materials.
The plastics manufacturing industry in Northern Colorado supports many beverage suppliers and additional food processing facilities.

PLASTICS GROWTH CLUSTER STATS

  • Plastics industry growth is projected to occur at 7%  from 2020-2025.
  • The Gross Regional Product reported in 2020 was $211 million.
  • Supply chain: industrial applications of plastic materials in companies like JBS, Leprino, OtterBox, and Vestas

Regional & Adjacent Major Employers

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