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NPE 2012

1st – 5th April, 2012

Venue: Orange Country Convention Centre, Orlando, Florida

Country: USA

Event Organiser: SPI

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No other event captures every aspect of plastics. Featuring the plastics of today, the engineered materials of tomorrow and everything in between, NPE 2012 delivers the solutions needed to ‘Break the Mould’ and prosper in any spectrum of plastics in any vertical market. This is where one will experience the entire lifecycle of the plastics industry: From design and engineering to materials and moulds to equipment, processing and recycling.

NPE 2012 is ‘Breaking the Mould’ to bring you all the solutions needed to reshape the future of your business:
• Source 2,000 plastics suppliers exhibiting on 1 million net square feet
• Conduct business with 75,000 professionals from 120 countries
• Learn from hundreds of technical presentations and peer-reviewed papers
• Hear from high-profile industry leaders in keynote sessions
• Hone skills in business development and training workshops
• Meet with leading contract and captive OEMs, from the packaging, bottling, automotive, agricultural, air, space and medical industries
• Participate in the plastic industry's second International plastics design competition
• Discover new and emerging technologies
• Participate in industry sustainability discussions
• Honour plastics hall of fame inductees

No other manufacturing industry directly affects as many sectors of the economy as plastics. You need to attend NPE 2012 if you represent plastics technologies, equipment, supplies and end markets, or do business in the mentioned areas:
• Engineering / Design
• Manufacturing
• OEMs
• General Management / Administration
• Sales / Marketing
• Research / Development
• Purchasing
• Quality Control
• Education / Training
• Students

The NPE2012 exhibit floor will showcase the latest cutting-edge technology innovations in plastics for packaging, medical & pharmaceutical, automotive & transportation, housing & construction, consumer products and appliances & electronics.

Exhibit Highlights
• Technology Central: Technology Central will be the center of attention. Components include the Emerging and Market Technology Pavilions, SPI’s Business of Plastics Conference, SPE’s ANTEC 2012 and the on-floor technology theater.

• Plastics in Sports: Throughout the 20th and now 21st century, plastic technology has played an important role in the safety, protection, performance and enjoyment of sports. From the evolution of the golf ball, to the science and technology behind building race cars, to protecting the participants in sporting events, plastic technology has enabled athletes to reach their potential in their respective sports, while at the same time helping to protect them from injury.

NPE 2012 marks the 75th anniversary of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association. As one way to mark this milestone, SPI will provide you with a look back at the technological achievements in sports through plastic materials, moulding, equipment, designs and the processes that were used in past decades. At the same time, NPE 2012 will feature products, services and technologies that will allow the industry to shape the future of sports.

Areas of Focus:
o Golf
o Contact Sports
o Playing Surfaces
o Sportswear
o Active Sports

Concurrent Events
International Plastics Design Competition at NPE2012: The International Plastics Design Competition (IPDC) debuted at NPE 2009 with great success. With more than 40 entries on display at the show and fifteen awards presented—including a People's Choice category that attracted more than 10,000 votes—innovation in plastics design took center stage.

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