We cover plastics
from A to Z.

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
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    Presented by Additive Manufacturing Media and Plastics Technology

    Registration is now open

  • 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

    Registration is now open

  • 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.

    Registration is now open

  • NEW! Plastics Leadership Summit

    Registration is now open

  • Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit

    Registration is now open

  • Agricultural Plastics Recycling Conference

    Details to come soon!

    Registration is now open

  • ANTEC®

    Details to come soon!

    Registration is now open

  • Carpet America Recovery Effort

    Details to come soon!

    Registration is now open

  • Plastics Industry Insight—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.

    Registration is now open

  • 2018 Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit

    Registration is now open