Editor’s Note: PLASTICS and NPE Show Management have announced the cancellation of the in-person components of NPE2021, scheduled for May 17-21, 2021, in Orlando, Florida.
The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) places the health and safety of its members, exhibitors, staff and the attendees as its highest priority. After consultation with medical and legal experts, the Officers of the Board, the NPE executive committee, exhibitors and the association membership, the PLASTICS Board of Directors decided to cancel the in-person components of NPE2021, scheduled for May 17–21, 2021, in Orlando, Florida, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In a news release from PLASTICS, officials stated that after extensive review, it was determined that it was not possible to hold the planned event and also provide a safe environment at that time and location.
The news release from PLASTICS continued: “While we are disappointed by the circumstances that led to this decision, we know that the plastics industry is strong and resilient. Over the past 10 months, it has been leading the transformation of manufacturing processes and supply chain operations that deliver medical equipment and supplies to pharmaceutical companies, medical supply manufacturers and healthcare workers, protecting first responders and frontline workers against the coronavirus. By bringing companies at the forefront of plastics manufacturing together in other ways, PLASTICS will continue to provide opportunities for the industry to unite to solve today’s needs and reimagine how to meet tomorrow’s challenges.”
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