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NPE2018 Preview

Professionals from every spectrum of the plastics industry and its vertical markets will assemble in Orlando, Florida, on May 7-11 to discover the tools, and access the emerging technologies that are shaping the future of plastics.

Produced by Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), this triennial international event features a one million-square-foot exhibit hall filled with full-scale, operating machinery and equipment; 2,000 exhibiting companies; multiple education opportunities; cutting-edge Technology and Exhibit Zones; and more. For more information, visit www.npe.org.

NPE Spotlight

The following are current Plastics Business advertisers that will be exhibiting at NPE. Be sure to stop by their booths to see what's new.


AMCO Polymers

Booth #S26045

AMCO Polymers is a solution-focused distributor that provides peace of mind through genuine relationships, 24/7 customer service and industry-leading logistics. A comprehensive, diverse line card plus our expert team allows us to provide optimized solutions.

Asaclean - Sun Plastech, Inc.

Booth #W3283

Asaclean is #1 Worldwide in purging compounds for injection molding, extrusion, blow-molding and blown-film. Benefits include faster changeovers, removal of color/carbon, fewer screw pulls, lower scrap rates and greater cost savings. Visit our booth for color change demonstrations, free exciting giveaways and free samples.
Carson Tool & Mold

Carson Tool & Mold

Booth #S19175

Come see us at the Carson Tool & Mold booth where we are celebrating our 73rd anniversary. Let us show you what makes working with Carson a better alternative. We engineer, manufacture and repair plastic injection molds and components to the highest quality. We'd love to show you the Carson difference!
Chase Plastics

Chase Plastic Services, Inc.

Booth #S21035

Come see us at NPE! Enjoy our FREE, full-service barista bar where we'll be serving up to 500 custom-brewed beverages a day to customers, qualified leads and valued suppliers. Meet with any of our booth staff to learn how we can help you take your new products from resin to reality!

Cincinnati Process Technologies

Booth #W8777

Cincinnati Process Technologies is a single solution source for plastics manufacturers looking to improve quality, reduce costs, lower energy usage and increase the performance and efficiency of their operations. We sell, install and service a new line of value-priced injection molding machines, robots and automation systems, parts, screws and barrels. Services include control system retrofits, machine calibration and repairs.


Booth #W1845, S14045

A leading global supplier of auxiliary equipment, Conair’s NPE focus will be on ‘uptime,’ introducing smart manufacturing solutions that help customers devote more time to making quality products and less time installing and maintaining equipment. Also featuring new developments in resin drying, blending, feeding, storage and conveying, temperature control, scrap reclaim and extrusion.

Extreme Tool & Engineering

Booth #W5391

Extreme Tool & Engineering is an injection molder with enthusiasm for innovation. We provide superior customer service while priding ourselves on delivering results, not excuses. At Extreme, we aim to be as responsive and detailed as ever. Our talented team members, with unique skill sets, drive our ability and willingness to tackle the most complex injection molding projects.

Frigel North America

Booth #W193, S14085

New Frigel MiND™ web interactive system for all Frigel cooling equipment to conform to Industry 4.o. New Microgel digital controls. Frigel Process Cooling Diamond Service presentation for the Plastics Industry. Several new Microgel and Turbogel enhancements. Interactive kiosks.

On display in the bottle zone, will be high performance Microgel and Turbogel units with enhancements designed for the blow molding industry.
iD Additives

iD Additives, Inc.

Booth #S28084

iD Additives provides unmatched technical support for innovative products. Please visit us at NPE to learn more about how our foaming agents, purging and liquid color products save money and improve product quality for molders, extruders and other processors.

INCOE Corporation

Booth #W4463/S19023

You are invited to our main booth W4463, for technical Hot Runner Solutions, peer-networking and beverage hospitality. You can also kick back and relax, network and enjoy a beverage at our Customer Appreciation Lounge, S19023.


Booth #S20023

Since 1989, IQMS has been providing powerful enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solutions that enable manufacturers to operate more efficiently and more profitably than ever before. Based upon decades of manufacturing experience, IQMS has developed the most comprehensive and effective ERP solution available - EnterpriseIQ®. The powerful, wide-ranging solution, combined with a deep commitment to customer satisfaction, is why IQMS has one of the highest customer retention rates of any ERP provider.


Booth #W7145

The Kistler Group is the global market leader in dynamic measurement technology and manufactures sensors and systems for measuring pressure, force, torque and acceleration. Our product offering of sensors, instrumentation and systems are used to measure and analyze physical processes, optimize manufactured products, monitor and control industrial processes in manufacturing and assembly operations, plastics processing, metal machining, engine development and testing technology.
Listgrove Limited

Listgrove Limited

Booth #S230-16

Listgrove will be exhibiting again at NPE 2018 following our successful attendance in 2015. Established in 1975 and operating from 14 global locations including Washington USA, Listgrove provides innovative search solutions, designed to solve recruitment briefs across all functions and levels of seniority. 


Booth #3729

MachineSense, Novatec's sister technology company, will also be exhibiting at the same booth featuring various Industrial Internet sensors particularly aimed at detecting and monitoring machinery and electrical systems.  Retrofit versions of vacuum pump analyzers and electrical analyzers will be shown and demonstrated at the booth. 


Booth #S31096

The Manufacturers Association for Plastic Processors works to provide plastics processors with bottom line impacting programs, superior networking, benchmarking and cutting-edge resources. MAPP members succeed and win, impacting industry sustainability. Learn more at www.mappinc.com.

Mold Craft, Inc.

Booth #W4207

Mold Craft, Inc.; Leader in designing and building Micro Molds for successful, high volume, single and multi-cavity, multi-mold projects for small intricate parts for perfection driven customers since 1964. Mold Craft, Inc. will be molding a 100µm gear filter LIVE using leading edge Micro Mold design and build. Mold Craft offers complete and true interchangeability of components at tolerances to ±.0001” done right the first time. Come see us at booth W4207.

Molding Business Services

Booth #W150

Molding Business Services (MBS) offers merger/acquisition advisory, recruiting and specialty consulting services for injection molders, plastics processors and other engineered component manufacturers. MBS has advised on nearly 90 M&A transactions and recruits about 100 professionals per year for molders and processors around the world.
Mueller Prost

Mueller Prost

Booth #S31094

Mueller Prost, a CPA and business advisory firm, has been helping manufacturers for over 30 years. The company’s expertise has helped its clients develop dynamic companies that expect and anticipate changes in the marketplace. Mueller Prost strives to provide business solutions and opportunities to its clients so they may reach a level of excellence. Mueller Prost specializes in the identification and substantiation of tax incentives for the plastics industry.

Novatec Inc.

Booth #3729

Novatec Inc. will be displaying its complete line of plastic resin dryers, conveying systems and downstream profile extrusion products. Additionally, mutliple new mobile beside-the-press dryers will be introduced at the show including a Nitrogen Generating dryer and dryers equipped with thermal and moisture overload protection--both keyed at avoiding yellowing and oxidation of specialty resins.  
Paulson Training

Paulson Training Programs, Inc.

Booth #5073

Paulson Training Programs, Inc is a dynamic technical training company that teaches the fundamentals and advanced topics of scientific injection molding, extrusion, thermoforming and more for the plastics industry. For decades Paulson has empowered individuals, companies and academic organizations with proven, expert, vendor-neutral knowledge and skills that ensure lasting and profitable success.
Plastics Business

Plastics Business

Booth #S32089

Plastics Business reaches a targeted audience of plastics executives involved with all types of plastics processing. Through print, digital and mobile distribution, each magazine issue shares information on operational challenges, industry benchmarks and production efficiencies.

Polymer Technology & Services, LLC/Amco Polymers

Booth #S26045

Polymer Technology & Services, LLC (PTS) is now part of Amco Polymers. As a leader in customer service, OEM application development, and product technology, PTS is a natural and strategic fit for Amco.


Booth #S30097

PolySource is a leader in engineered plastic resin solutions, with focus on customers and application development. We use our superior list of suppliers and technical expertise and support to provide solutions to OEMs and molders all over the globe. With 25 years of experience, we're more than a distributor ... we're invested in every step of your success.
Progressive Components

Progressive Components

Booth #W4871, S33004

Progressive Components is the only American-owned, independently operated developer and distributor of componentry and software for the injection mold industry. Off-the-shelf standards and exclusive innovations are provided via a network of direct and regional distributors throughout North America, Asia and Europe.

RJG, Inc.

Booth #3383

RJG's goal is to remove the frustrations that often stem from mold rework, lack of processing knowledge, long cycle times, high scrap rates, and high costs of manual inspection. We do this by providing networkable process control systems, cavity pressure sensing technology, process training, and process and design consulting. From design to production, our customers rest assured that they will be responsible for producing only quality plastic injected parts.

SIGMASOFT Virtual Molding (SIGMA Plastic Svcs)

Booth #S30023

SIGMASOFT® Virtual Molding’s approach is to consider all the components of the mold, specifically the physical and thermal properties. Then, time and processing conditions during several cycles are reproduced virtually, representing what happens in the molding machine during manufacturing. With SIGMASOFT® Virtual Molding, this is done in the virtual world, accurately reflecting what will happen in the real world. Mold iterations and injection trials are performed independently, freeing up machine occupation, machine hours and personnel availability, while increasing safety, quality and reliability while reducing costs.
Star Plastics

Star Plastics, Inc

Booth #S19205

Star Plastics, Inc is a dependable compounder of engineering grade thermoplastics headquartered in Ravenswood, West Virginia. With an accomplished full-service laboratory to develop, test, and process materials, Star Plastics offers high quality custom color compounding (known for lot-to-lot consistency), tolling services, and material marketing. The team at Star Plastics prides themselves on being responsive to customer requirements with a high level of technical aptitude and strong product knowledge.


Booth #S30093

Stout is a leading independent advisory firm specializing in Investment Banking, Valuation Advisory, Dispute Consulting, and Management Consulting. Our clients and their advisors rely on our premier expertise, deep industry knowledge, and unparalleled responsiveness on complex financial matters. Stout’s Investment Banking Group focuses on mergers, acquisitions, and capital raising for privately-held businesses, and public companies. Our dedicated plastics industry practice includes experience with companies in the medical, packaging, industrial, and automotive markets and across various manufacturing and plastic processes. Stout has significant experience assisting companies with evaluation of all available strategic and financial alternatives.

Synventive Molding Solutions

Booth #W643

Providing the highest quality hot runner products and enabling technologies, Synventive is expanding what’s possible in injection molding. Synventive Molding Solutions is one of the world's leading manufacturers of hot runner systems for the plastics industry.

SYSCON International

Booth #W4844

Syscon International introduces PlantStar 4.0. Our newest MES system features upgraded user interfaces and easily customizable reporting that tracks in Real-Time. New industrial shop floor tablets along with the best manufacturing data collection system available, real time data exchange for improved ERP, TPM and QMS integration, along with providing Big Data to the cloud for analytics that empower manufacturers to achieve their Industry 4.0 Smart Factory needs.

The OCTEX Group

Booth #S31137

OCTEX Group is the paramount manufacturing solution for medical, aerospace, commercial, and technology markets. With ISO cleanroom and whiteroom production floors, a hybrid automation & prototyping center, metrology institute, and a tooling & machining facility, the grounds contain each block and division for the complete product development life cycle and launch.

Vive Marketing

Booth #S30091

Vive provides marketing services for manufacturing companies, especially in the plastics industry. We focus on strategic marketing and communications initiatives that complement your sales efforts. Our team works on delivering tailored brand identities to illustrate a distinct brand perception.
Wittman Battenfeld

Wittmann Battenfeld

Booth #W3742

Come see 8,000 ft2 of the latest technologies in robots and automation, injection molding machines, and material handling/auxiliary equipment. Also, experience the leading edge in Smart Factory technology with Wittmann 4.0 demonstrations. While the industry standards are still developing, we have a solution now that will guide you on the pathway to true 4.0!

Yushin America, Inc.

Booth #W2173

Yushin America is known worldwide for its robotics automation expertise in the plastics industry. Yushin offers a wide range of automation, ranging from robots for parts removal and pack-out to automation for assembly, decoration, inspection and packaging. Visit www.YushinAmerica.com for more information or contact us at SalesInfo@yushin.com or call us at (401) 463-1800.