NPE2021: The Plastics Show, scheduled for May 17–21, 2021, in Orlando, Florida, has been cancelled. Click here to read more.

NPE2021 Event Update

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) places the health and safety of our members, exhibitors, staff, and the attendees as its highest priority. After consultation with medical and legal experts, our Officers of the Board, the NPE executive committee, exhibitors, and the association membership, the PLASTICS Board of Directors decided, and we are announcing, the cancellation of NPE2021, scheduled for May 17–21, 2021, in Orlando, Florida due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. After extensive review, it has been determined that it is not possible to hold the planned event and also provide a safe environment at that time and location, and therefore we must cancel the show.

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 ten 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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NPE is excellent. Here you see all the different kinds of companies that you work with in one spot, so you save a lot on travel expenses.

– Marko Stojanovic,  Director, Global Business Development,  Procter & Gamble

Our companies and our industry are made up of people from all demographics, regions and backgrounds. The more we can interact with each other, the more we get to know each other, the more time we spend face-to-face, the more likely we are to create the kinds of connections that drive success for ourselves, our companies and for our industry.

– David Honeycutt,  Senior Director, Global Marketing Communications,  Avient™

I have been coming to NPE for years, to network and to meet all my customers in one place. That’s what’s so convenient about NPE. Everyone is under one roof.

– Bud Carmen,  Vice President of Operations,  Creative Blow Mold Tooling

Explore the entire plastics ecosystem at one trade show

Every sector of the global plastics industry and its vertical markets will be represented at NPE. Explore the trends that are shaping industry conversations in key plastics verticals.

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Transforming Tomorrow at NPE

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NPE’s Technology Zones feature distinct areas to explore. See how 3D/4D printing, robotics and automation, medtech, moldmaking, thermoforming, and material science are transforming the industry. Don’t miss the latest advancements driving bottling and container manufacturing in the Bottle Zone—including quick-drying PET, bioplastics, and new barrier technology.

NPE is a great opportunity for networking with other industry professionals

Transform your tomorrow. NPE hosts the entire plastics industry supply chain. It’s a global event where you have the opportunity to learn from industry experts about new and emerging technologies, sustainability strategies, next-generation solutions, and more.

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