NPE Trade Show
Published: March 5th, 2014
We knew anecdotally that the NPE2015 space draw was having a banner year when PlasticsToday attended the event in Orlando, FL, a couple of weeks ago. Now, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association has released the numbers to prove it.
Published: February 21st, 2014
To all of you who are griping that NPE 2015 has abandoned venerable Chicago for the sunny climes of Orlando, FL, deal with it. You know who you are. I wish I did, though.
Published: January 14th, 2014
It's never too early to think about 2015. Or more specifically, NPE2015.
The number of exhibiting companies that will gather in Orlando next month to select booths for the NPE2015 plastics exposition will far exceed the total at the drawing for NPE2012, and these firms are expected to commit to over 15% more space than what was secured for the 2012 space draw, according to projections by SPI, which produces the triennial NPE.
Published: November 22nd, 2013
Now that the dust has settled from K2013, it's a good time to look ahead to the next major plastics show in North America: NPE 2015, which will be held March 23-27, 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
Published: November 20th, 2013
Published: November 5th, 2013
News impacting the U.S. economic outlook is "terrific," Nariman Behravesh, chief economist for IHS said today at the opening of the inaugural joint SPI/IHS Global Plastics Summit in Chicago.
Representing an organization of 400 economists, Behravesh thinks that U.S. GDP growth will approach 3.5% after hovering under 2%.
"We have made substantial progress in reducing household, financial sector, and government debt --all of which had contributed to a decline in economic growth since 2010."
Positive news for the U.S. economy includes:
Published: September 23rd, 2013
SPI is launching a new annual event focused on 3D printing, with the inaugural edition to coincide with NPE2015 (March 23-27, 2015; Orlando).
Published: July 30th, 2013
An improving economy, a positive response to the new location, and the dawn of a "new era of growth" for plastics were all cited as reasons for a nearly 20% jump in space taken for NPE2015. Show organizer The Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) reported that 69 companies committed to 179,600 net sq ft (16,685 sq m) of exhibit space, up 18.5% from the NPE2012 pre-draw total.
How NPE, a rejuvenated auto market and hybrid/all-e machines pushed Engel North America to a record year
Published: May 6th, 2013
Long-delayed equipment investments, a resurgent automotive market, and one of the world's largest plastics shows came together last spring to help push a number of equipment suppliers in North America to record performances in 2012, including automation and injection molding machine supplier Engel.
"[NPE2012] certainly didn't hurt; we really couldn't have timed it any better," Engel North America President Mark Sankovitch told PlasticsToday. "The show was just one part of multiple pieces-everything aligned."
Published: March 1st, 2013
Use of high-performance fiber lasers introduced at NPE 2012 may significantly advance use of a variety of clear plastics in medical applications, such as fluid bags now made from polyvinyl chloride.
Eastman Chemical announced at MD&M West held in Anaheim, CA last month that the technology developed by IPG Photonics (Oxford, MA) has significant potential for advancing its clear copolyester plastics.