NPE2021 Canceled

The Plastics Industry Association said the “in-person components” of NPE2021 (May 17-21; Orlando) have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Join us September 21-23 for a first-of-its-kind event that brings under one roof our annual Molding and Extrusion Conferences, together with the Amerimold Expo. 


Busting Myths: How Additive Polymers Affect Builds

With advances in additive polymers, it may be time to consider moving a traditionally manufactured part to 3D printing.

Ten Inducted into Plastics Hall of Fame

Electees ‘come from all across the globe and represent many different disciplines.’ Will be officially inducted May 16 during NPE2021.


Busting Myths: How Additive Polymers Affect Builds

With advances in additive polymers, it may be time to consider moving a traditionally manufactured part to 3D printing.

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.

Another Year of Trade Surplus for the U.S. Plastics Industry

PLASTICS released its annual Global Trends report at the 2020 Global Plastics Summit.

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

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 and discover the future of plastics.

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.

My NPE: Highlights of the Polyethylene Industry

Nick Vafiadis with IHS Markit shares how the polyethylene industry is growing both globally and in the U.S.

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.

GPS 2020 Keynote Just Announced!

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.”

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.

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

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.

Expand Your Horizons and Network With Decision Makers from Around the Globe at GPS Virtually

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.

Future Leaders in Plastics: The Plastics Industry Provides Solutions

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 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.

NPE Network Video: From Landfill to New Materials

Chris Surbrook from Midland Compounding & Consulting shares benefits of sustainability.
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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.

The Purpose of Single-Use Plastics

Single-use plastic products are used in the medical industry to prevent the spread of infection. READ

NPE Network Video: Polyurethane Technology in Shoes

Susan Jackson of BASF Corporation discusses power of plastic materials in athletic shoes. WATCH