The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) announced today that space draw for NPE 2018: The Plastics Show is up 25 percent than where it was at this time prior to the 2015 event. The NPE trade show takes place once every three years.

NPE organizers say requested space is now at over 925,000 square feet for the 2018 event, scheduled from May 7-11, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.

 “The global plastics industry continues to flourish and that’s reflected in the remarkable pre-NPE 2018 space draw interest in booth space we’ve seen generated,” says William R. Carteaux, president and CEO of PLASTICS. “We anticipate NPE2018 will break the records we set in 2015 and continue to be a hub of innovation, technology and learning for the industry.”

Along with an expanded conference and education program, NPE 2018 will feature innovative show floor features, including:

  • Bottle Zone: An invaluable resource for companies that work with PET pre-forms, molds, labeling, filling, closures, design and inspection equipment in bottle and container manufacturing.
  • Additional Market Segment Zones: Spaces that allow exploration of the trends and technologies in various plastics market segments including 3D and 4D printing, moldmaking, medical parts processing, flexible vinyl, thermoforming and material science.
  • Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit Zone: An annual PLASTICS event co-located at NPE 2018 providing recycling and sustainability professionals access to revolutionary equipment, reliable supplies and innovations for the processors and brand owners seeking sustainable solutions for their business.


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