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NPE2021’s 13 Technology Zones Highlight Some of the Plastics Industry’s Most Important Business Sectors

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 Reports Double-Digit Growth in Machinery Shipments in Third Quarter

PLASTICS Reports Double-Digit Growth in Machinery Shipments in Third Quarter
Third quarter plastics shipments were up compared to the second quarter and on a year-over-year basis, rising 15.8% and 4.6%, respectively, as supplier sentiment and the trade deficit were also on the rise.

Plastic Mold Buyers Guide to Be Updated

Plastic Mold Buyers Guide to Be Updated
After nearly 25 years, the plastic industry’s guide for buying molds—Customs and Practices of the Moldmaking Industry—is being updated by the the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), in conjunction with  the moldmaking sector.

U.S. Senators to Speak at GPS Online October 21–23

U.S. Senators to Speak at GPS Online October 21–23
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).

The Future on Full Display

The Future on Full Display
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.

NPE2021 is On!

NPE2021 is On!
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.

2020 Size & Impact Report: Growth in the Plastics Industry

2020 Size & Impact Report: Growth in the Plastics Industry
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.

Re|focus Webinar Episode 5: New Solutions for Untapped Feedstocks

Re|focus Webinar Episode 5: New Solutions for Untapped Feedstocks
As the industry seeks to advance the circularity of its products, the limitations of mechanical recycling are becoming increasingly clear. While some products are perfectly suited for mechanical recycling, others are not. Register today for the fifth episode in the Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit Webinar Series on October 18 and explore how advanced recycling technologies are building new pathways to ensure all plastics can be managed as valuable resources for manufacturing.

NPE2021 Update and Message From Tony Radoszewski

NPE2021 Update and Message From Tony Radoszewski
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.

Reports from PLASTICS, VDMA and Haitian Show Mixed Machinery Results

Reports from PLASTICS, VDMA and Haitian Show Mixed Machinery Results
Second quarter North America sales grow, while over the first half of 2020, domestic sales were flat for Haitian in China, as German machinery makers saw sales fall 20% over same time.

Plastics Industry Association’s (PLASTICS) Sixth Annual Bioplastics Week—August 24–28

Plastics Industry Association’s (PLASTICS) Sixth Annual Bioplastics Week—August 24–28
Expert presentations, educational resource release, social media conversations, announcement of the 2020 Bioplastics Award, and more planned for Bioplastics Week.

Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) Members Lead Years of Industry Collaboration to Create First-Ever Global Machine Safety Standard

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.

Pandemic’s Impact on U.S. Plastics Appears Weaker Than Originally Forecast

Pandemic’s Impact on U.S. Plastics Appears Weaker Than Originally Forecast
A second quarter economic report from the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) reveals the possibility of a less severe coronavirus slowdown in the plastics industry than previously expected.

Harmonization of Injection Molding Safety—PLASTICS’ Perspective

Harmonization of Injection Molding Safety—PLASTICS’ Perspective
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.

NPE2021 to Transform Tomorrow as Registration Opens in July

NPE2021 to Transform Tomorrow as Registration Opens in July
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.

PLASTICS Announces Winners of the 2020 Re|focus Leadership and People’s Choice Awards

PLASTICS Announces Winners of the 2020 Re|focus Leadership and People’s Choice Awards
The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) announced PureCycle Technologies as the winner of the Leadership in Innovation Award and Accredo Packaging as the winner of the People’s Choice Award for the 2020 Re|focus Sustainability Innovation Awards.

PLASTICS Releases Results from Recycled Plastics in Asphalt Research
This study shows new end market opportunities for recycled polyethylene film.

North American Plastics Machinery Shipments Contract in First Quarter

North American Plastics Machinery Shipments Contract in First Quarter
Impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, overall shipments decreased by nearly 20%, while extrusion business and exports expanded, according to the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS).

 PLASTICS Names Winners of the 2020 Re|focus Leadership and People’s Choice Awards

PLASTICS Names Winners of the 2020 Re|focus Leadership and People’s Choice Awards
PureCycle takes the Leadership in Innovation Award while Accredo Packaging wins the People's Choice Award.

PLASTICS President and CEO Tony Radoszewski Pens Letter to Congress

PLASTICS President and CEO Tony Radoszewski Pens Letter to Congress
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 State of Florida and Orange County Move into Phase I of Reopening

The State of Florida and Orange County Move into Phase I of Reopening
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.

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