The plastic products industry in Malaysia is well-established and supports the growth of many other important manufacturing industries, such as E&E, automotive, aerospace, medical devices, and food packaging industries, through the supply of plastic parts and components, plastic packaging materials, as well as various high-performance plastics. Currently, there are more than 1,300 plastic products manufacturers in Malaysia.
The growth of the domestic downstream plastic processing activities is attributed to the existence of a developed petrochemical sector in Malaysia. It provides a steady supply of materials for the plastic industry with world-scale resin production facilities producing polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polyacetal (PA), polyester copolymers, styrene acrylonitrile (SAN) and polybutylene terephthalate (PBT). Malaysia is able to produce high quality and environmental friendly plastic packaging products at competitive prices.