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Biodegradable Plastics Volume to Increase More than 50 percent
Western Europe now leads as the largest market with regulation as the most significant driver.

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Tooling: Why Ejector Pins Break...and How to Prevent It, Part 1
In part one of this four-part series, we focus on the molding machine and the ejection system as culprits.

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New PLASTICS Project Finds New Value in Recycled Plastic Bags and Wraps
The findings of the report suggest there are further opportunities to extract value from these streams of mixed  polyethylene (PE) films—like plastic bags and wraps—that can be recycled efficiently, cost effectively, and used in numerous applications.

Recycling Organizations Unite To Advance Industry
In May, a group of organizations representing various segments of the recycling industry met to discuss ways to better collaborate to advance the industry as a whole.

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G7 Summit: Leaders Agree to Ocean Plastics Charter
Five countries of the G7 group—excluding the U.S. and Japan—endorsed a plastics charter on ocean pollution.

PLASTICS Releases Statement on Marine Debris
PLASTICS acknowledges that a collaborative approach is the only approach to solving the marine litter problem.

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Final Tally: NPE2018 Sets New Benchmarks for Space, Exhibitors
A more than 7% jump in exhibitors and a 9% jump in total exhibition space, as well as a 1.7% increase in confirmed registered attendees officially made NPE2018 the largest NPE on record, besting NPE2015 which had previously toppled NPE2000 as the biggest ever.

Let's Talk About the Safety of Plastics
PLASTICS’ informational campaign and website arms industry with the know-how to speak truthfully and allay unfounded fears about phthalates and BPA.

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What’s New in Social for NPE2018
Our social media coverage and NPE2018 app are better this year than ever before.

Let’s Talk About the Economy
Despite what many people think, a ban on plastic bags would do more harm than good. A new initiative from the Plastics Industry Association highlights these and other economic impacts—aiming to change the conversation around plastics.

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Maximize your Experience with the NPE2018 App
The NPE2018 app allows users to build their schedule, search for exhibitors, get up-to-the-minute updates, and more.

PLASTICS Announces Next Three NPE Dates
The plastics industry’s “future is bright,” according to PLASTICS VP of Tradeshows and Marketing Susan Krys. The organization looks forward to the next three NPE shows, which will occur May 17-21, 2021; May 6-10, 2024; and May 3-7, 2027.

Students from area high schools are touring the show floor and visiting various exhibitors on the last day of NPE2018.

PLASTICS Hosts Local Students on Final Day of NPE2018
More than 120 Orange County high school students are spending their school day touring the show floor and learning about the industry from a variety of professionals and exhibitors. Special stops on the tour include visits to the NPE Network, a “This Is Plastics” experience, and a trip to the recycling center.

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Behind the Scenes of NPE2018: NPE Committees
A lot of what you see at NPE2018 is brought to you by three volunteer committees who have been a huge part of the direction and decision process of the show.

Let's Talk About the Environment
PLASTICS introduces This Is Plastics, an informational campaign designed to empower plastics employees with resources to answer consumer questions.  

Let’s Talk About Innovation
Plastics make cars safer, keep food fresh longer, replace limbs and even enable people to hear. A new initiative from the Plastics Industry Association highlights these and other innovations—aiming to change the conversation around plastics.

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Top Tips for Using the App and Social Media at NPE2018
Follow these tips to get the most out of your social media and app experience at NPE2018.

Walmart V.P. of Merchandising Execution & U.S. Manufacturing Featured Speaker at the Show's Plastics Market Briefing
Marsiglio addressed Walmart's policy roadmap to renew U.S. manufacturing, including policy recommendations that support the plastics industry at IHS Markit/PLASTICS briefing. 

Plastics Leadership Summit

Explore The Biz Side of Plastics At The Plastics Leadership Summit
NPE2018 has set aside the mornings of Tuesday to Thursday, May 8 – 10 for a conference designed to provide cutting edge business insights to C-suite executives.  

PLASTICS Susan Krys

Meet New VP of Trade Shows and Marketing Susan Krys
Prior to joining PLASTICS, Krys has been involved with trade shows for more than 25 years.

Product Categories of Plastics Industry Association

Plastics Trade Shows/Conferences
Publishers of Plastics Information (Books, Reports, CDs)
Technical and Trade Associations