NPE2018: Don’t Miss This Event
Track all of the emerging trends, technological innovations and new product introductions in the plastics industry at NPE2018: The Plastics Show ( May 7-11 in Orlando, and connect with leaders and visionaries at the forefront of the industry. Recognized as the world’s largest plastics trade show and conference, NPE2018 brings together all industry sectors, including vertical and peripheral markets, end markets, brand owners and recyclers. Held every three years, NPE attracts more than 65,000 plastics professionals and features industry-focused education and leading suppliers of emerging technologies, equipment and materials for every phase of plastics processing, all in more than 1.1 million net square feet of exhibit space.

New Bottle Zone at NPE2018 to Highlight Growing Vertical Market
The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) announced today that the sold-out Bottle Zone at NPE2018: The Plastics Show will cover more than 65,000 net square feet on the exhibit floor. The new zone will provide a comprehensive look at the trends, technical knowledge, innovations and suppliers that serve this booming sector of the plastics industry. With plastic bottles and jars representing approximately 75% of all plastic containers by weight and expenditures on food-and-beverages increasing 5% in the first quarter, growth in bottling manufacturing is taking hold in the U.S. and around the globe. Read More

Machinery at the Show

Multi-Carrier-System from Siemens and Festo Delivers Flexible, Industrie 4.0-ready Intralogistics  
The Multi-Carrier-System (MCS), a configurable transport system, is jointly manufactured by Siemens and Festo. The MCS delivers unparalleled levels of flexibility and can be easily incorporated into existing processing and packaging environments. The MCS addresses the acute need for flexibility in modern manufacturing and production environments driven by increasingly complex product diversity, shorter product life cycles and growing levels of mass customization. Read More

Bunting Magnetics Co. shows depth and breadth at NPE 2018  
Bunting Magnetics Co. is the leader in plastics for moving, detecting, separating and holding metal. From single components or complete systems, Bunting® offers a full line of equipment for recycling, injection molding, blow molding and extrusion equipment. Since the company’s 1959 founding, it has led the plastics industry in innovation, durability and performance. The company’s newest solutions, including a high-temperature drawer magnet, stainless steel separator, will be on display at NPE 2018. Read More

Immediate Expensing Set to Boost Buyers at NPE2018 
The immediate expensing provision enacted last year in the U.S. as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has the potential to boost purchasing activity at NPE2018: The Plastics Show, according to the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS). The full and immediate capital expensing provision, enacted in the U.S. late last year, allows American companies to write off 100% of the cost of capital equipment purchases made between September 27, 2017 and January 1, 2023. Much of the cutting-edge technology on display at NPE qualifies as capital equipment, meaning this provision could greatly influence buying decisions on the trade show floor. Read More


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