NPE Trade Show
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.
Published: February 26th, 2013
Anaheim, CA—True to its new mission statement, Bill Carteaux, president and CEO of the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI; Washington, DC), stressed the trade group's commitment to end-of-life solutions for plastics during a Western Region trade luncheon held the same day SPI appointed a leader to its new recycling initiative.
Published: January 28th, 2013
What if they held a trade show and nobody came? Well, if every company followed Husky’s marketing plan for 2013, that’s exactly what would happen. After announcing its intention to do a “Husky World Tour” in 2013 that would focus on existing and potential customers around the globe, the company noted that it would be foregoing its participation in tradeshows this year, including Drinktec and K 2013.
Published: January 4th, 2013
That storyline, along with bag, bottle and materials bans, sustainability pushes in multiple end markets, and the need for skilled labor, among other topics, are prevalent throughout PlasticsToday's most-viewed content (see below) for 2012.