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Fun Facts About NPE2018

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How many football fields worth of exhibit space will NPE2018 have? Here’s some interesting information about this year’s show!

  • NPE2018 will take place in Orlando, which is home to more than 100 lakes.
  • More than 65,000 professionals are expected to attend NPE2018. That’s roughly the capacity of Orlando’s Camping World Stadium (formerly known as the Orlando Citrus Bowl).
  • Attendees from 128 countries are expected, which means about 2/3 of the countries in the world will be represented.
  • NPE2018 has more than one million net square feet of exhibit halls filled with full-scale operating machinery and equipment. That’s equal to more than 17 football fields!
  • NPE is produced by Plastics Industry Association, which was founded in 1937. The year 1937 is also when Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premiered.


  • Plastics Hall of Fame Inducting 10 New Members at NPE2018

    Scheduled for the evening of May 6, 2018 in Orlando, Fla. at the Linda W. Chapin Theatre at the Orange County Convention Center. Meet the class of 2018!

  • How Will the Shale-Gas Boom Affect Plastics Processors?

    Though the U.S. will have a long-term advantage in production and pricing of olefin feedstocks, other factors may have greater impact in the short term. Nonetheless, industry analysts paint a favorable pricing and supply outlook for resin buyers in this NPE year.

  • Skills Gap Statistics Paint Alarming Picture

    Many attendees in Orlando in a couple of weeks, walking the aisles and seeking out new equipment, materials and services will be taking a break from another very important search that consumes them back at their facilities: the search for people.

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