We cover the latest advances in plastics for construction.

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The recovering housing market is driving more home purchases and more residential construction—and next-generation plastics will play a huge role in the coming years. From plumbing and countertops to vinyl exteriors, the use of plastics in homebuilding provides unmatched performance, durability and design while increasing efficiency and lowering production costs. Explore all the latest breakthroughs in plastics for construction—and gain a strong advantage in the competitive marketplace.

New Materials

Plastics innovations allow builders to deliver high performance AND improvements in aesthetic appeal—and often reduce production costs as well. To see the latest materials and applications, visit the Flexible Vinyl Zone, Moldmaking Zone, Thermoforming Zone and Material Science Zone on the NPE show floor.

3D Printing

3D printing is unlocking incredible opportunities for the design and production of customized housing features—and this developing technology is poised to expand further in the coming years. The 3D/4D Printing Zone showcases recent advances and exciting applications.


Homebuilders are increasingly using recycled materials in insulation, roofing and composite lumber to reduce waste and meet green goals. Explore all of the latest innovations related to sustainability in plastics in the Re|focus Zone.