The ticker on the NPE 2015 website is counting down the seconds to one of the plastics industry’s biggest and most important shows. Only held every three years, NPE will gather an enormous crowd of exhibitors, presenters and visitors to its one million square foot exhibition hall at the Orlando Convention Center on March 23rd – 27th.
Already excited about the show? According to NPE.org, you should get even more excited about these details:
- WalMart’s Vice President of Manufacturing will be presenting at the SPI/IHS Key Market Breakfast Briefing.
- Over 400 exhibitors will be operating equipment on the show floor.
- Exhibitors include 2,000 leading suppliers.
- 10 receptions / networking events will present opportunities for you to make business connections.
- You can check out these special exhibits on the show floor: NPE3D, 20 technology pavilions, the Zero Waste Zone, the Start-Up Garage, and the country pavilions.
But with so much to see and do over the five days of the show, most NPE-goers will find it useful to do some strategic planning before their visit. Check out the following exhibitors, who will be featuring exciting products and services at NPE2015.
CHEMIR’s Investigative Analytical Chemistry Case Study Presentations
How can plastic material challenges be solved using analytical chemistry? Find out from CHEMIR’s chemists, Christopher Andren, Jeff Shallenberger and Aaron Cassely, who will be presenting 15 minute case studies twice each day (booth S19047). You’ll learn about analytical laboratory techniques, solutions and data interpretations for topics like extractables and leachables, failure investigations, contamination studies and reverse engineering. Make sure to take this opportunity to ask your chemistry questions about problems associated with your plastic, polymer or packaging products.
Croda’s Additive Technology
Croda Polymer Additives offers specialty additives worldwide for a huge range of polymer applications. The company will offer a presentation on new slip additive technology at ANTEC (9am on 3/25), as well as the opportunity to discover their additives technology in their exhibition hall booth (S17088), where product experts will also be available to answer questions.
The Dow Chemical Company’s Gallery Walk
Immerse yourself in innovation at The Dow Chemical Company’s Gallery Walk near the South Hall entrance. The company, which is the official underwriter of the ANTEC educational seminars at NPE, will feature its leading plastics products and technologies, and lead you through its R&D processes, with a focus on sustainability and value chain collaboration. Once you’ve gleaned a global understanding of Dow’s products and processes, you can head over to the company’s Diamond Center for some rest and refreshments (also at the South Hall entrance).
DuPont’s Presentations and Panels on Advanced Materials for Plastics Industry Challenges
Global collaboration is the name of the game for DuPont at NPE2015. Two of the company’s divisions, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers (P&IP) and DuPont Performance Polymers (DPP) will host eight events at this year’s show on topics such as using the senses to select materials, recycling, high temperature nylon, automotive light weighting and more. “Our approach to this year’s NPE event mirrors our vision to support the many industries we serve by collaborating on ways materials science and our global development teams can help bring high-performance and sustainable products to market in a cost effective way,” said HH Wong, DPP director, Americas. The events will be held in room W207A.
Kraiburg TPE’s Custom-Engineered Thermoplastic Elastomers… And More
Kraiburg TPE has branches in Great Britain, France, Italy, Spain and HongKong, as well as manufacturing capabilities in the USA, Germany & Malasia. If you’re going to NPE, you can visit them in the South Hall at booth S18133, where they’ll be featuring their custom engineered thermoplastic elastomers. You may be familiar with their innovative THERMOLAST® and COPEC® brands, but you’ll also want to check out two new product lines they’ve recently introduced, including a high flow product line tailored for the automotive market and the HIPEX® line, a set of next generation high performance TPEs. And make sure to ask about their support services, like design and production consulting and logistics support.
Kureha America’s Versatile Fluoropolymer
Kureha’s KF PVDF, a fluoropolymer with a wide range of applications, is recognized globally for its successful use in valves, tanks, piping, vessels, filter housings and specialty films. Kureha will be showcasing its KF Polymer PVDF grades, which have recently garnered attention for their potential use in oil and gas transport and water treatment systems, at NPE2015 in booth S33026.
Niigata Introduces 2 New All-Electric Injection Presses
Get up close and personal with Niigata’s brand new all-electric injection presses at NPE2015 (booth W1363). Niigata pioneered the world’s first all-electric press in 1996 and will show off two new models built on its history of creating the best injection press machines for the plastics industry. The new models include The Niigata MDVR110S7000, a vertical IMM with a two-station rotary table; and the Niigata MD110S7000 horizontal all-electric IMM. You’ll also be able to see the MD385W6000 and MD55S6000 machines in action.
Polymer Technology & Services’ UL-Listed Thermoplastics
If UL-listed thermoplastics and name brand and generic engineering resins are on your list of materials to seek out at NPE2015, you won’t want to miss Polymer Technology & Services in booth S21072. The global manufacturer of world class plastics has recently announced key alignments with Idemitsu to enhance the distribution of XAREC® SPS to the North American market; and Eurostar Engineering Plastics to manufacture and sell plastic compounds that have been unavailable in North America since 2010.
Starlinger’s New Plastics Recycling Line
Witness the world premier of the ecological, economical and energy-saving recoSTAR dynamic recycling line from Starlinger at NPE2015 (booth 7263). The recoSTAR dynamic is designed for recycling plastic scrap from industrial and post-consumer applications. The machine achieves higher output with lower energy use and produces high-quality degranulate suitable for versatile end-use applications. The rECO stamp will also premier on the recoSTAR. “With this stamp we are highlighting the comprehensive energy efficient design of the new machine concept”, explains Elfriede Hell, General Manager of Starlinger recycling technology.
Styrolution’s Styrenics with Endless Possibilities
Styrolution, the global styrene’s leader focused on styrene monomer, ABS Standard, styrene specialties and polystyrene, has announced their theme for NPE2015 as “Versatility. Performance. Endless Possiblities.” The possibilities do seem endless when you consider the huge range of industries the company covers: automotive, construction, healthcare, appliances, housewares and packaging. Styrolution’s interactive exhibit (booth 12085) will put you at the center of their innovative applications and solutions and give you the opportunity to consult with experts on styrenic polymers.
UL LLC’s Expanded Plastics Certification Program
Make sure to visit UL, Prospector’s parent company and the global safety science leader, at NPE2015 in booth S22027. UL’s recently expanded Plastics Certification Program now includes optional RoHS and non-halogenated ratings. The ability to add these ratings to a yellow card makes it easy for purchasers to find RoHS-coompliant and non-halogenated plastics. You’ll also be able to explore Prospector’s plastics database and search tools.
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