Education Highlights

WE COVER PLASTICS

FROM A TO Z.

NPE2018 OFFERS MORE EDUCATION PROGRAMS THAN EVER BEFORE, COVERING EVERY SECTOR OF THE INDUSTRY AND EVERY AREA OF EXPERTISE.

 
Want to learn about the latest technical developments in materials, processing and testing? Looking for ways to streamline your production and increase efficiency? Need new tactics for reducing costs and boosting profitability? Whether you’re a chemist, an engineer or a plastics executive, NPE2018 covers all the trends and information you need to keep your company and your career ahead of the curve.

Learn about the latest hot topics in plastics manufacturing:

  • New and emerging technologies
  • Market trends and new directions
  • Proven business strategies working today

NEW! Plastics Leadership Summit

Dive into the critical factors that impact the direction of your company in these one-day summit seminars for C-level executives and senior management.

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Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit

All registered attendees receive free access to the NPE show floor—don’t miss your chance to see plastics manufacturing innovations in action.

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NEW! 3D Printing Workshop

This workshop will examine 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies from a plastics processing perspective. Topics include:
Short-run production ● Conformal cooling ● End-of-arm tooling ● Technology options ● Bridge tooling ● Material advancements
 
Presented by Additive Manufacturing Media and Plastics Technology
 
 
 

NEW! Bottle Zone Technical Forum

Explore the latest innovations in the manufacturing of bottles and containers, from beverages and pharmaceuticals to personal care. Topics include: Raw Materials, Additives, Barrier ● Preform and Closure Manufacturing ● Bottle Blow Molding Technologies ● Bottle Filling and Inspection Technologies ● Downstream Packaging and Recycling Technologies
 
Hosted by PETplanet and the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT)

 

Seminarios Latinoamericanos, presentados en Español

Focus on key issues specific to the Latin American market, including vehicle lightweighting, recycling and sustainability, and packaging.
 
This Spanish-language conference is hosted by B2B Portales.
 
 

ANTEC®

ANTEC® (Annual Technical Conference) sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers is the world's largest plastics technical conference. Held once a year, it provides a global audience of 1,300+ plastics professionals, access to 550+ original peer-reviewed technical presentations and 55+ technical marketing presentations covering every sector of the plastics industry.
 

Carpet America Recovery Effort

With the CARE Annual Conference, further your understanding on the latest innovations made in the carpet recycling industry, learn about new and existing products that are produced with post-consumer carpet, developments in the carpet industry, the Voluntary Product Stewardship (VPS) program and more.

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Plastics Industry Insights—IHS Markit

Learn what lies ahead for the plastics industry. IHS Markit will provide key market insights on the economy, energy, feedstocks and polymers in this expert-led industry briefing.
 
 
 

Agricultural Plastics Recycling Conference

Bringing together Plastic Recyclers, Brokers, Farmers, Nurseries, Agricultural Plastic Manufacturers, and Government Officials, APRC will challenge you to explore the solutions to the landfilling and open burning of waste agricultural plastics.

Expert Super Sessions

Discover the latest research, next-generation trends, and groundbreaking solutions from renowned industry experts through these series of Super Sessions.