Plastics industry

> 208 establishments
> 8,284 employees
> Export turnover : 426.4 million euros
> 3rd French region for plastic packaging


As France’s 6th industrial region, the Centre-Loire Valley region is characterised by the diversity of its economic fabric, in which the automobile sector is the leading industrial employer. The health, cosmetics and food-processing sectors also play a major part in the region’s economy – all of them sectors that participate in the development and strengthening of the region’s plastics technology sector by providing it with “customer” industries: plastic packaging for processed foods and health products, and technical parts for the automobile and aeronautics sectors.

The plastic industry sector’s key companies

Sealed Air, Plastivaloire, Tupperware France, Isobox Technologie, Daher Aerospace, Faurecia Automotive Exteriors, Clariant, AMCC Portes & Fenêtres, Orep Packagin, Eurostyle Systems...

The technical parts sector in the Centre-Loire valley region

The French Centre-Loire Valley region numbers 80 establishments and 6,500 employees in the sector, along with research laboratories, competitive clusters and fields of excellence – all tools for development of plastics technology within the region.

Zoom on composites, materials for the future

In the Centre-Loire Valley region, 44 establishments and nearly 1,600 employees, are working composite materials for the manufacture of technical parts and / or the design of molds and models. The transportation industries such as aerospace, rail and automotive are the main markets of the composite materials.
In the Centre-Loire Valley region, companies operating on composite materials benefit from the presence of cutting-edge research bodies for composites materials. For example, CEA-Le Ripault based in Monts (Indre-et-Loire) includes all scientific and technical skills necessary for the development of new materials. Similarly, the research center of HUTCHINSON based in Chalette-sur-Loing (Loiret) is specialized in product design and high-performance systems based on elastomers, thermoplastics and composites.

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