NPE Trade Show

SPI invites students to submit videos on the 'Future of Plastics'

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: August 27th, 2014

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and its Future of Plastics Foundation are looking for students to tell the future of plastics through video. The trade association has announced the official opening of the plastics industry's 2014 Student Video Contest. This year's theme is "Innovating in the 21st Century" and asks graduate and undergraduate students, as teams and/or as individuals, to submit 2-4 minute videos that explore the future of plastics in the realms of innovation, design freedom and the economics of plastics.

Material companies to offer customer centers at NPE2015

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: July 31st, 2014

At NPE2015, several raw material suppliers plan to offer "Customer Service Centers" where they can connect with processors, designers, OEM/brands and other business professionals in facilities nearby the exhibit floor.

Chinese companies can sign up to exhibit at NPE2015 during Chinaplas 2014

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: April 8th, 2014

During Chinaplas 2014, representatives of Chinese companies will have a chance to sign up for exhibit space for NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase and secure booth locations immediately, according to SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, which produces the triennial NPE.

SPI looking for Plastics Hall of Fame nominations; presentation proposals for NPE2015

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: March 20th, 2014

NPE2015 might be a year away, but there is still plenty to do between now and then. As such, SPI; The Plastics Industry Trade Association is now accepting nominations for living individuals to be inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame. To be eligible, nominations must be submitted no later than Sept. 26, 2014.

NPE2015 space draw results handily beat 2012 numbers

By PlasticsToday Staff
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.

SPI SVP Gene Sanders on NPE 2015: It behooves us to be in Orlando

By Norbert Sparrow
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.

Demand is up for NPE2015 exhibit space

By PlasticsToday Staff
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.

Special medical push planned for fast-growing NPE2015

By Doug Smock
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.

SPI reports strong early response for exhibiting at NPE2015

By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: November 20th, 2013

SPI, the Plastics Industry Trade Association, reports that last week's November 15 lottery deadline for priority placement in the Space Draw at NPE2015, were well ahead of the total for the same deadline prior to NPE2012. SPI is the producer of the triennial NPE. 

Global Plastics Summit: Positive economic news propels plastics

By Doug Smock
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:

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