Nominations are now open for living individuals to be inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame. The deadline for submissions is September 30.

Society of the Plastics Industry, the Washington, D.C.-based plastics industry trade association, is administering the nominating process on behalf of The Plastics Academy, whose officials will make up the initial screening committee.

“Election into the Plastics Hall of Fame is an honor bestowed on individuals who, by consistent dedication and extraordinary accomplishments, have contributed to the growth of the plastics industry,” says John R. Kretzschmar, Plastics Academy chairman. “Individuals from any country in the world may be nominated, and submissions may be made by anyone using the official form provided by the Academy and accompanying it with appropriate supporting information.”

The induction ceremony will take place on April 2, 2012, during the NPE 2012 exposition, slated for April 1 through 5 in Orlando.

To obtain a nomination form, visit and type "hall of fame" in the search box, or call (202) 974-5224.