The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), Washington, DC, producers of NPE: The Plastics Show, has announced the opening of attendee registration for the industry’s largest trade show in the Americas.
Every three years, NPE® offers the plastics industry a global platform to highlight innovation throughout the industry across a show floor that features more than 1.2 million net sq. ft. of exhibit space. With 2,100+ exhibitors spotlighting the latest technologies, equipment and machinery, materials and processes across 13 distinct technology zones, including 3D/4D printing, bottling, robotics and automation, and flexible and rigid packaging, this is the show the industry won’t want to miss.
Earlier this year, PLASTICS held the show’s Space Draw for priority exhibit space selection. This was the first time the Space Draw was conducted completely online. Previously, NPE exhibitors needed to attend an in-person event in Orlando to select their exhibit space. It was the second-largest space selection event in the history of the show, just one percent shy of the all-time record, and subsequent sales have resulted in a show floor exceeding one million net sq. ft. of space sold to nearly 1,200 participating companies.
As the plastics industry continues to help in the fight against COVID-19, NPE will highlight both transformed manufacturing processes and redesigned supply chain operations that deliver personal protective equipment to healthcare workers. The trade show also will feature the latest evolutions in MedTech and 3D/4D printing that are keeping first responders and frontline workers safe against the coronavirus. By bringing companies at the forefront of plastics manufacturing together, the industry will be able to collaboratively solve today’s needs and reimagine how to meet tomorrow’s challenges.
NPE2021 returns to the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Florida from May 17–21, 2021. Earlier this summer, the OCCC was awarded a Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation for outbreak prevention, response and recovery. It is a clear indication that the home of NPE2021 remains proactive in adopting critical health and safety measures moving forward.