The Pakistan Plastics Manufacturers Association – popularly known as PPMA was formed in the early 1970s, But was registered with the Government in 1982 under trade organization ordinance 1961. It is the only plastics association in the country registered with the ministry of commerce. The voluntary membership of the association today consists a large number of paid members spread all over the
country. The association has it zonal office in Lahore.
PPMA was established to bring together the members of the plastics processing industry under a single roof consisting of rapidly growing SMEs. The members of the association include raw material producers, processors, plastics machinery manufacturers, moulds/dies makers, traders and importers/exporters of plastics raw material, finished and semi-finished goods.
The association actively cooperates with the polymer technical institutes and the organizers of the plastics exhibition in Pakistan. Plastics technologies centre was set up in Karachi in 1989 and since then association has cooperated with it on every level and has a seat on its board. In 2003 – Besides local plastics exhibitions, the first international plastics exhibition was held with the support of PPMA in
Karachi. Similarly, the association is the instrument for the successful events organized in back to back years in Karachi expo centre.
Furthermore the association is playing active role to globalize local plastics industry. To achieving this objective the association regularly publishes its magazine entitled “PAKPLAS”.