Established in 1970, the Gujarat State Plastic Manufacturers’ Association (GSPMA) is one of the leading plastic manufacturers associations in the country, representing Plastic Industry at State as well as Central level. At present, total membership strength of the Association stands at around 2000. GSPMA is also one of the founder members of the PLASTINDIA FOUNDATION, an apex body engaged in the research & development in the Plastic Industry throughout the country and dedicated to national progress through plastics.
GSPMA is working for the cause of Plastic Industry since last more than three decades. GSPMA has been engaged in the promotion of image of Gujarat based units in the country and has been functioning as a major link between the Industry & the Government.
GSPMA is frequently organizing technical seminars/ workshops on various subjects from time to time to update the knowledge of the members. As per our tradition, we are also organizing our Annual Seminar on key issue of the industry every year on national level.
GSPMA had organized national level plastics exhibition/seminar namely, PLEXPO in the year 1979, 1995, 2004 & 2007. These events are considered to be the landmark in the history of GSPMA. The next exhibition will be taking place in the year 2010.
We also participate in the national/international plastics exhibition from time to time. Till the date, GSPMA had participated in PLASTINDIA’90, PLASTINDIA’94, PLASTINDIA’97 & PLASTINDIA 2000, PLASTINDIA 2003, PLASTINDIA 2006 an International Plastics Exhibition held at New Delhi, PLASTIVISION’92, PLASTIVISION’95, PLASTIVISION’98, PLASTIVISION 2001, PLASTIVISION 2004 & PLASTIVISION 2007, national level plastics exhibitions held at Mumbai, Also GSPMA has taken part in the plastics exhibition held in the various parts of the country like Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune, Indore, etc.
GSPMA is also publishing its own magazine namely, PLASTIC SANDESH on bio-monthly basis. This is the house journal of the Association, which covers important articles & information regarding Plastic Industry over and above its regular features. GSPMA is publishing Directory every year to commemorate the annual event covering very useful information pertaining to Plastic Industry. Both the publications are having wide circulation amongst members and plastic community.
GSPMA is also closely & actively associated with the following institutions in the country. :
- Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry
- Gujarat State Small Industries Federation
- All India Plastic Manufacturers Association
- All India Federation of Plastic Industries
- Indian Plastics Institute
- Indian Plastics Federation
- All India Flat Tape Mfrs. Association
- Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & & Technology (CIPET)
- The Plastics Export Promotion Council
- Federation of Associations of Small Scale Industries of India (FASSI)
- Small Industries Service Institute
- Industrial Extension Bureau (INDEXTb)
- Gujarat State Export Corporation Ltd.
and many more.
GSPMA is also performing its social responsibilities in natural calamities by extending help to the victims.
GSPMA is planning to distribute awards to entrepreneurs for innovation, exports, etc. We will also announce scholarships/awards to the toppers in plastics engineering to promote technical education, which will ultimately useful to the industry.