We cover the latest trends in plastics for consumer products.

Want to explore and preview the many new opportunities on the horizon? We’ve got all the resources you need.

With consumer confidence on the rise, the future looks bright for manufacturers of consumer products—but only if you’re able to keep production costs in check without sacrificing performance. Gain a significant competitive advantage by learning about all of the innovative breakthroughs and technologies in plastics today—automation, materials and additives, prototyping, injection molding, coatings and more.

New Materials

To stay competitive, product manufacturers need plastics that deliver high performance, cost effectiveness and design flexibility—and new materials are opening new doors. To see the latest materials and applications, visit the Flexible Vinyl Zone, IDSA Design Center and Material Science Zone on the NPE show floor.

3D Printing Workshop

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


Currently, 64 percent of consumers are willing to pay more for products made in an environmentally responsible way—and that number is only expected to rise. Explore all of the latest innovations related to sustainability in plastics in the Re|focus Zone.