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NPE2018: The Plastics Show Kicks Off Record-Breaking Show In Orlando


May 7, 2018, ORLANDO, Fla. - NPE 2018: The plastic Show officially kicked off today. The opening ceremony included remarks from Orange county Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) President and CEO William R. Carteaux, PLASTICS Chair of the Board of Directors Wylie Royce and NPE2018 Chair Glenn Anderson. Bigger and better than ever, this year's show will complement the business transcations and relationships made on the show floor with educational opportunities for attendees. New to NPE are the Plastics Learship Summit and Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit, two co-located educational events for sustainability and C-suite executives, respectively.


"We've intentionally designed programming attendees who've express interest in expanded eductional opportunities at NPE. We've created the Plastics Leadership Summit and co-located the annual Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit to bolster on-site learning," said William R. Carteaux, President & CEO of PLASTICS. We also announced a 100 percent waste diversion goal to further our industry's commitment to the environment."

This week, more than 2,100 exhibiting companies will showcase innovations in plastics in 1.2 million square foot of exhibit space on the tradeshow floor. An estimated record crowd - including more than 11,000 international attendees representing the plastics industry from 110 countries will make connections that bolster their businesses and strengthen the global plastics supply chain, the triennial trade show's theme is "We've got it covered." Over the next week, attendees in Orlando, Fla. will uncover innovation, business intelligence and opportunity, as they gain exculsive access to the people, processes, science and ideas that are shaping the future of plastics.

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Over the next week, the attendees can visit the many expanded offerings at NPE including:

  • Nine specialized educational programs:

  • 3D Printing Workshop, presented by Additive Manufacturing Media and Plastics Technology.

  • Agricultural Plastics Recycling Conference (APRC)

  • ANTEC, sponsored by Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)

  • Bottle Zone Technical Forum, hosted by PETplanet and the International Society of Boverage Technologists (ISBT)

  • Carpet American Recovery Effort (CARE) Conference

  • Plastics Industry Insights, presented by IHS Markit

  • Plastics Leadership Summit, presented by PLASTICS

  • Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit, presented by PLASTICS

  • Seminarios Latioamericanos, presentados en Espanol, presented by Technologia del Plastico and EI

  • Twelve technology zones

  • 3D/4D Printing

  • Bottle Zone

  • Business & Finance

  • Flexible Vinyl

  • IDSA Design Center

  • Material Science

  • Medical Parts Processing

  • The Manufacturers Association for Plastic Processors (MAPP) pavilion

  • Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit

  • Thermoforming

(Source: NPE.org)

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