Turkish Plastics Industrialists’ Association (PAGDER)

Turkish Plastics Industrialists’ Association (PAGDER)


Number of members

394 Companies, Academia/ R&D Organizations, Government/ Public Agencies,


Turkish Plastics Industrialists’ Assocation (PAGDER), which was established in 1969 for the purpose of assembling manufacturing companies in Turkish Plastics industry under the same roof, maintains its undertaken mission succesfully for over 40 years. Turkish Plastics Industrialists’ Assocation – PAGDER, with its nearly 400 member companies, is the most effective non-governmental organization of Turkish Plastics and plastic processing machineries industries.

Vision: To be good example of a industrial non-governmental organization, representing Turkish plastics industry entirely in national and international platforms, vindicate and could be a Pioneer, agenda-setter and arbiter.

Mission: Supporting its members with the power it derives from unity, providing public authorities with assistance for generating solution-oriented incentives and policies that consider the Turkish plastics sector as a whole, and creating platforms and conditions to make our country one of the leading centers of global plastics sector.

PAGDER successfully represents the Turkish plastics and plastics processing machinery sectors in following international umbrella organizations it is affiliated with.

  • PlasticsEurope – Association of Plastics Manufacturers
  • EuPC - European Plastics Converters
  • CIPAD – Council of International Plastics Association Directors
  •   EUROMAP – European Plastics and Rubber Machinery Association


PAGDER has led the way to establishment of the Federation of Plastics Industrialists that was intended for union of all plastics sector under the same roof, creating synergy, and that brings together 5 important associations comprising over 1000 member companies.

PAGDER makes analyses and develops suggestions that will help public authorities for the solution of the problems of Turkish plastics sector that grows at a fast pace with its problems growing at the same rate. In the Self-assessment Workshop that was organized with participation of all actors in the sector in 2010, the eight weakest aspects of the plastics sector were grouped as follows, and PAGDER scheduled its activities for improvement and development of the eight weakest aspects of the sector.

  • Sector with highly negative image
  • Foreign-source dependency in terms of raw materials and high energy cost
  • No supervision in import of goods and machinery
  • Sector with no standards
  • Sector with no qualified intermediate staff
  • No cooperation and collaboration in the sector
  • Sector with no price stability
  •   High competition, no profitability

Location and contact data

Main Premises

Address:Oruç Reis Mah. Vadi Cad. İstanbul Ticaret Sarayı, K:5 Ofis No: 335 Giyimkent/ Esenler

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City/ Town: Istanbul/Turkey

Phone: +90 212 438 26 19

e-mail: pagder@pagder.org


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