EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTS

If it involves plastics manufacturing, we’ve got it here.

NPE2018 immerses you in everything related to plastics—from raw materials to finished products—when you spend five unbeatable days here.

You’ve got to see it all for yourself. More than 1 million net square feet of operating machinery, new product demos, exciting innovations and emerging technologies. 2,000+ of the world’s leading suppliers and equipment manufacturers companies showcasing their best new solutions. Eleven sector and process-specific Technology Zones and International Pavilions highlighting what’s trending in the industry right now.

3D/4D PRINTING ZONE

A show within a show, 3D/4D lets you explore the trends and technologies behind three- and four-dimensional prototypes, mold components and even finished parts—direct from digital files.

BOTTLE ZONE

The Bottle Zone is an invaluable resource for companies that work with PET pre-forms, molds, labeling, filling, closures, design, and inspection equipment in the field of bottle and container manufacturing, whether for beverages, pharmaceuticals or personal care.

BUSINESS & FINANCE ZONE

Your operation will benefit from time spent at the Business & Financial Zone, where you can meet with companies that serve the plastics industry in the areas of publishing, education, research, transportation, banking, software development, consulting, and more.

FLEXIBLE VINYL ZONE

Tour the Flexible Vinyl Zone to see just how this exciting material is being used in the medical, automotive, construction, packaging and consumer products industries. The Flexible Vinyl Zone will feature both plastisols (liquids) and solids (pellets, cubes, powders, etc.) material companies.

IDSA DESIGN CENTER

The Design Center, sponsored by IDSA, will feature companies providing design services, design technology, and design software for the plastics industry. This is where the ideas are often generated and first brought to life. With design becoming so critical to form, function, image and sustainability, these are the companies to help you navigate the critical stages of product development.

MATERIAL SCIENCE ZONE

Material Science Zone is playing a key role in revolutionizing many of the products consumers are buying, from appliances to electronics. The Materials Science Zone will showcase innovations in durability, strength, weight, cost-efficiency and more.

MEDICAL PARTS PROCESSING ZONE

The Medical Parts Processing Zone will feature plastics in medical devices and diagnostics, including plastics materials and plastics processing companies.

MOLDMAKING ZONE

Visit the Moldmaking Zone and tour the latest the industry has to offer. Companies who specialize in high-speed, high-quantity manufacturing can source parts-mold designers, fabricators, manufacturers and more.

PROCESSORS ZONE

From blow-molding to extrusion to injection molding, processors use many techniques to transform raw plastic materials into the everyday products used by consumers. The Processors Zone will feature manufacturers of plastics products (injection molding, blow molding, thermoforming, extrusion, transfer molding, compression molding, etc.).

RE|FOCUS ZONE

Re|focus gives recycling professionals access to revolutionary equipment, reliable supplies, and the processors and brand owners who are seeking sustainable solutions for their own business.

THERMOFORMING ZONE

Turn up the heat in the Thermoforming Zone—this special section features thermoformers or suppliers to this market sector, whether thin- or thick-gauge.

INTERNATIONAL PAVILIONS

Don’t miss the International Pavilions, where you can go global without leaving the U.S. NPE has a longstanding tradition of partnering with plastics trade associations and external trade groups around the world, dedicated to excellence in plastics and manufacturing.

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE MOST INFLUENTIAL EVENT IN PLASTICS