SINGAPORE PLASTIC INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (SPIA) was officially formed on 28th November 1989 as a result of the amalgamation of the following four associations:

  • Singapore Plastics Manufacturers' Association
  • Singapore Polythene Packaging Association
  • Singapore Plastic Mould & Moulding Manufacturers' Association
  • Singapore PVC Leather Goods Association

Today, the sole representative body of the plastic industries in Singapore, SPIA is a non profit-making trade organization. SPIA's membership comprises of multinational organizations as well as large, medium and small enterprises that represents virtually every aspect of the plastic industry, from the manufacturers of plastic molding, plastic extrusion, plastic blowing, PVC and leather products to companies engaging in the manufacturing and supplying of raw materials, machinery and equipment and services.

SPIA is governed by an Board of Directors of 17 members who are elected during alternate Annual General Meetings. The Board of Directors holds regular meetings once every two months.

Internationally, SPIA has consolidated itself by being affiliated to the ASEAN Federation Plastic Industries (AFPI) and the Asia Plastic Forum (APF) in 1991. Both memberships have provided ample opportunities for the members to meet regularly with their counterparts from the ASEAN and Asian region to exchange views and information on the plastic industry and more importantly, to establish business networks and links.

SPIA was also selected as the AFPI Permanent Secretariat since March 1995. The appointment has elevated the Association's position as the center of coordination for the plastic industry in ASEAN. One of the major functions of the Permanent Secretariat is to coordinate the ASEANPLAS plastics exhibition with Messe Dusseldorf, the organizer of the world's most reputable plastic show - the "K Show".



To collectively and systematically represent members' views to the relevant government and economic bodies on policies, practices, legislation, etc. affecting the plastic industry in Singapore.


  • To organize activities to foster co-operation among members so that they are better poised for business competition in the domestic and international economy.
  • To help members to explore areas of market opportunities through business promotion programs such as trade exhibitions, missions, etc.
  • To carry out training, education and publicity programs, e.g. talks, seminars, forums, newsletters, etc., which are aimed at upgrading the business competencies and capabilities of the members and improving the labor and management skills, production standards, technology and socio-economic status of the plastic industry in Singapore.


  • To serve as an enquiry/reference/information source for the plastic manufacturers and others who have a direct/indirect vested interests in the Singapore industry.