NPE2018 offers more education programs than ever before, covering every sector of the industry and every area of expertise.

Want to learn about the latest technical developments in materials, processing and testing? Looking for ways to streamline your production and increase efficiency? Need new tactics for reducing costs and boosting profitability? Whether you’re a chemist, an engineer or a plastics executive, NPE2018 covers all the trends and information you need to keep your company and your career ahead of the curve.

Learn about the latest hot topics in plastics manufacturing:
  • New and emerging technologies
  • Market trends and new directions
  • Proven business strategies working today

If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.

NEW! 3D Printing Workshop

This workshop will examine 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies from a plastics processing perspective. Topics include:
● Short-run production
● Conformal cooling
● End of arm tooling
● Technology options
● Bridge tooling
● Material advancements

Presented by Additive Manufacturing Media and Plastics Technology

NEW! Bottle Zone Technical Forum

Explore the latest innovations in the manufacturing of bottles and containers, from beverages and pharmaceuticals to personal care.

Hosted by PETplanet and the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT)

Seminarios Latinoamericanos, presentados en Español

Focus on key issues specific to the Latin American market, including vehicle light weighting, recycling and sustainability, and packaging.

This Spanish-language conference is hosted by B2B Portales.

Agricultural Plastics Recycling Conference

Details to come soon!


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Carpet America Recovery Effort

Details to come soon!

Plastics Industry Insights—IHS Markit

Learn what lies ahead for the plastics industry. IHS Markit will provide key market insights on the economy, energy, feedstocks and polymers in this expert-led industry briefing.

NEW! Plastics Leadership Summit

Dive into the critical factors that impact the direction of your company in these one-day summit seminars for C-level executives and senior management.

Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit

See the latest innovations in recycling equipment and innovative materials, and learn about leading sustainable solutions that are reducing waste and transforming the industry.