Let me start by saying that in a K or NPE year, I always first want to thank the plastics industry and event organizers for showcasing the breadth of innovation made possible by polymer science. This year was particularly special, as K 2022 was the first truly international live industry event since the global pandemic upended our lives. It was, in the best sense of the phrase, a return to normalcy, and for that, Messe Düsseldorf: Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I also am profoundly grateful to work with a bunch of great people: Senior Technical Editor Rick Lingle, an expert on packaging and all-around mensch; Stephen Moore, our veteran reporter covering automotive and Asia/Pacific from his perch in Singapore; thought-provoking columnists Allan Griff and Paul Sturgeon; and the freelance writers and industry contributors, all of whom create the great, fact-based content that you so faithfully read.
And that brings me to you, dear readers of PlasticsToday, without whom this whole enterprise literally would be meaningless. Thank you, and happy Thanksgiving!