Plastics Industry Association

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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.

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Largest Ever NPE Opens in Orlando
NPE2018 is officially the largest-ever NPE, eclipsing NPE2015.  

NPE2018 Bottle Zone

Bottles and Blow Molding? You Bet!
Dedicated 65,000-nsf zone in the South Hall features manufacturers and suppliers to the bottle blow molding industry, as well technical forums and networking opportunities.

IHS Markit NPE2018

IHS Markit Briefing: What Lies Ahead for the Plastics Industry?
Market pros provide insights on the economy, energy, feedstocks and polymers.

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Get into the Zone: Bottles
Do you make bottles? At NPE2018’s new Bottle Zone, hear technical presentations, view a wide range of technology for bottle processing—and enjoy a biergarten!    

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Highlights From The Earth Day Twitter Chat
Last week, Plastics Technology participated in a pre-Earth Day Twitter chat with Jeff Wooster of Dow Chemical, Kim Holmes of PLASTICS, Envision Plastics and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.

Thermoforming

Get into the Zone: Thermoforming
The Thermoforming Zone is back for NPE2018 as the place for thermoformers and suppliers to showcase the latest trends in the field. According to Glenn Anderson, NPE2018 chairman, one of the benefits of the zone is that it is so industry-specific. “Thermoforming is one specific way to process a plastic part,” he says, “so it’s really valuable to have all of the exhibits and suppliers in the same place for our attendees.”

David Hoffman director/instructor American Injection Molding Institute

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.

Product Categories of Plastics Industry Association

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