We cover smart solutions for bottling.

Want to explore the technologies and innovations driving bottle and container manufacturing? We’ve got the resources and solutions you need.

Learn how you can gain a competitive advantage in bottle manufacturing by discovering new innovations in technologies, processes and materials, from quick-drying PET to plant-based bioplastics to new barrier technology. This dedicated area offers a unique opportunity to explore the full array of new solutions from 80+ leading suppliers and equipment manufacturers—including resins, colorants, additives, preforms, molds, dryers, labeling, filling, capping, closure design, inspection equipment and recyclers. The market for bottles and containers is poised for growth in the coming years—make sure you get your share.

Value of plastic bottle manufacturing in the U.S.

Bottling Products and Services Segmentation

Highlights for Bottling Manufacturers

Meet with business partners and prospects in the Bottle Zone Biergarten—or take a moment to socialize with colleagues and mingle with other plastic professionals and industry experts. Open daily!

  • The Bottle Zone —with supporting partners, PETPlanet, drinktec and the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT), is a specialty area showcasing the latest in innovations and manufacturing for bottles and containers—beverages, pharmaceuticals, personal care and much more.

    Hear about recent successes and solutions in the Bottle Zone Technical Forum, presented by PETplanet—proposed topics include:
    • Raw Materials, Additives, Barrier
    • Preform and Closer Manufacturing
    • Bottle Blow Molding Technologies
    • Bottle Filling and Inspection Technologies
    • Downstream Packaging and Recycling Technologies

New Materials

Bottling manufacturers need plastics that deliver high performance AND cost effectiveness—and new materials are introducing new possibilities. To see the latest innovations, visit the Flexible Vinyl Zone, Moldmaking Zone and Material Science Zone on the NPE show floor.

3D Printing

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


Manufacturers today are facing increasing pressure to provide energy-efficient, eco-friendly containers—and green goals not only benefit the environment but also save energy and cut production costs. Discover everything related to sustainability in plastics in the Re|focus Zone.