With advances in additive polymers, it may be time to consider moving a traditionally manufactured part to 3D printing.
The Plastics Industry Association said the “in-person components” of NPE2021 (May 17-21; Orlando) have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Electees ‘come from all across the globe and represent many different disciplines.’ Will be officially inducted May 16 during NPE2021.
William R. Carteaux Leadership Award will be given to an industry professional who has achieved distinction working for the betterment of the plastics industry. Award to be presented at NPE.
NPE2021’s 13 Technology Zones Highlight Some of the Plastics Industry’s Most Important Business Sectors
NPE’s 13 Technology Zones cover some of the industry’s most critical sectors and feature the insights, solutions, and services that are key to strengthening any supply chain. The zones consolidate their individual sectors’ most cutting-edge advancements, tools, materials, and processes in one central location, offering a first-hand preview of the technologies that will help move the industry forward.
PLASTICS released its annual Global Trends report at the 2020 Global Plastics Summit.
The industry’s most important show will bring the plastics community together May 17–21, 2021 in Orlando, Fla. to discover the latest technologies, materials, and processes that are revolutionizing healthcare, packaging, consumer products, transportation, and sustainable manufacturing.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic could force plastics processors to revisit technologies previously overlooked, many of which will be on display at May’s NPE2021 show. In part one of a series on emerging trends and technologies to explore during the triennial event, we look at digital manufacturing.
The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) and IHS Markit are pleased to announce the addition of Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) to the world-class speaker line-up at this year’s Global Plastics Summit (GPS).
NPE® provides a global platform for technological ingenuity and innovation in the plastics industry—automation, robots, cobots, end-of-arm tooling, three- and four-dimensional printing, mold components, industrial polymers, and anything else you can imagine. Register today at NPE.org and discover the future of plastics.
The 2020 Size & Impact Report indicates that the U.S. plastics industry not only remains one of the economy’s largest sectors, but also that it continued to grow in 2019. According to the report, the U.S. plastics industry accounted for an estimated $432 billion in shipments and 1,003,000 jobs last year.
Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) President and CEO, Tony Radoszewski, addresses the industry’s strength and resiliency during COVID-19 and the technological innovations that will transform tomorrow at NPE2021.
Nick Vafiadis with IHS Markit shares how the polyethylene industry is growing both globally and in the U.S.
GPS Online—Oct. 21-23—will feature high-level strategic discussions for the most innovative consumer brands and their suppliers. Join Emma Lewis, General Manager for Shell Polymers and Global Chemicals Strategy, for an inspiring keynote as she discusses “Why the Disrupted Must Now Become the Disruptor.”
Stan Glover, U.S. TAG Chairman for the development of the new ISO injection molding machine standard, shares his views on the new global guideline seven years in the making.
Executive Editor, Plastics Technology
Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) Members Lead Years of Industry Collaboration to Create First-Ever Global Machine Safety Standard
Experts from Zeiger Industries, Milacron, Arburg, and the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) played an integral role in developing the first international safety standard for plastics and rubber machinery. After years of collaboration, 40 industry experts from 13 countries developed this new global industry standard.
Jim Callari from Plastics Technology and Don Loepp from Plastics News discuss some of the challenges facing the plastics industry and what steps are being take to address these issues.
This year, the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) and IHS Markit have combined the Global Plastics Summit with PLASTICS’ existing North American Flexible Film & Bag and Rigid Packaging signature events into one cross-industry gathering. This change will provide plastic processors and convertors, brand owners, and material and equipment suppliers the opportunity to expand their horizons and get at the root of what they do best—innovate.
Now, as we head into summer, our businesses and events continue to pivot, addressing this ever-changing landscape of the ‘new normal’. NPE2021 will be the place to not only celebrate our contributions to the world’s recovery, but also to see what’s coming from companies across the industry.
Jon Smalling, the southeast regional sales manager for SEPRO Group, found a job in the plastics industry to, in his words, “improve his quality of life,” but unknowingly, that job would provide him with a career that would change his life.
PLASTICS President and CEO Tony Radoszewski recently wrote a letter to all members of the United States Congress in both the House and Senate underscoring the amazing efforts our industry has undertaken during these unprecedented times.
The environmental organization, teaming with others, seems to have adopted a new tact of pressuring OEMs and brandowners to end their association with the Plastics Industry Association, but to what end?
Executive Editor, Plastics Technology
Chris Surbrook from Midland Compounding & Consulting shares benefits of sustainability.
As the country begins to reopen for business, I wanted to take a moment to update you on the progress Orlando, our NPE venue—the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC)—and the trade show industry have been making over the past couple of weeks.
Single-use plastic products are used in the medical industry to prevent the spread of infection. READ
Susan Jackson of BASF Corporation discusses power of plastic materials in athletic shoes. WATCH
PLASTICS addresses COVID-19 and NPE2021 and provides resources for the NPE community.
A surge in the final quarter of 2019 could not salvage a weaker overall performance for North American plastics machinery and equipment sales compared to 2018.