EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTS

IF IT INVOLVES PLASTICS MANUFACTURING,
WE'VE GOT IT HERE.

NPE2018 IMMERSES YOU IN EVERYTHING RELATED TO PLASTICS—FROM RAW MATERIALS TO FINISHED PRODUCTS—WHEN YOU SPEND FIVE UNBEATABLE DAYS HERE.

You’ve got to see it all for yourself. More than 1 million net square feet of operating machinery, new product demos, exciting innovations and emerging technologies. 2,000+ of the world’s leading suppliers and equipment manufacturing companies showcasing their best new solutions. Eleven sector and process-specific Technology Zones plus International Pavilions highlight what’s trending in the industry right now.

3D/4D PRINTING ZONE

4D printing is the next horizon of printing, where time is the fourth dimension and molecular self-assembly is the ultimate goal. See how 3D and 4D printing are revolutionizing product innovation, and learn how you can streamline the digital file-to-prototype process to make better use of your time and money.

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BOTTLE ZONE

Bottling consumption is increasing across the board. With more than 80 manufacturers and suppliers, this is the only opportunity in the U.S. to explore the many advances driving bottling manufacturing—including quick-drying PET, bioplastics and new barrier technology. See how you can make your products more sustainable and safer without impacting flexibility or cost.

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BUSINESS & FINANCE ZONE

Spend time meeting with companies that serve the plastics industry in the areas of publishing, education, research, transportation, banking, software development, consulting and beyond, so you can focus more on what your business does and less on how it runs.

FLEXIBLE VINYL ZONE

No matter what your specialty, you’re guaranteed to find a few surprises here. Find out how manufacturers of plastisols (liquids) and solids (pellets, cubes, powders, etc.) can bring newfound durability, resiliency, efficiency and even potential recyclability to your products.

IDSA DESIGN CENTER

The IDSA Design Center will feature companies providing design services, design technology, and design software for the plastics industry. This is where the ideas are often generated and first brought to life. With design becoming so critical to form, function, image and sustainability, these are the companies to help you navigate the critical stages of product development.

MATERIAL SCIENCE ZONE

The Material Science Zone is playing a key role in revolutionizing many of the products consumers are buying, from appliances to electronics. This zone will showcase innovations in durability, strength, weight, cost-efficiency and more.

MEDICAL PARTS PROCESSING ZONE

The Medical Parts Processing Zone will feature plastics in medical devices and diagnostics, including plastics materials and plastics processing companies.

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MOLDMAKING ZONE

Visit the Moldmaking Zone and tour the latest the industry has to offer. Companies who specialize in high-speed, high-quantity manufacturing can source parts-mold designers, fabricators, manufacturers and more.

PROCESSORS ZONE

From blow molding to extrusion to injection molding, processors use many techniques to transform raw plastic materials into the everyday products used by consumers. The Processors Zone will feature manufacturers of plastics products (injection molding, blow molding, thermoforming, extrusion, transfer molding, compression molding, etc.).

RE|FOCUS ZONE

Re|focus gives recycling professionals access to revolutionary equipment, reliable supplies, and the processors and brand owners who are seeking sustainable solutions for their own business.

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THERMOFORMING ZONE

Turn up the heat in the Thermoforming Zone—this special section features thermoformers or suppliers to this market sector, whether thin- or thick-gauge.

INTERNATIONAL PAVILIONS

Don’t miss the International Pavilions, where you can go global without leaving the U.S. NPE has a longstanding tradition of partnering with plastics trade associations and external trade groups around the world, dedicated to excellence in plastics and manufacturing.

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE MOST INFLUENTIAL EVENT IN PLASTICS