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While the versatility of plastics has revolutionized packaging, consumers are calling on the industry to spark change and continue working towards a circular economy. Unlike anywhere else, NPE2024 brings the entire plastics ecosystem together to showcase everything from production line upgrades to eco-friendly additives designed exclusively for flexible and rigid packaging solutions.

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Sustainable and Smart Solutions

Guarantee your product lands in customers’ hands perfectly packaged while boosting your output and reducing cost when you:

  • Collaborate with top polymer, additive and colorant suppliers
  • Visit the Packaging Zone to explore innovations on how to increase the flexibility, weight and durability of your packaging
  • Network with companies leading the way in thermoforming, injection moldmaking, hot stamping, automatic scrap recycling, extruding and more
  • Explore the lower carbon footprint of plastic packaging and how it’s helping to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions

Packaging SESSIONS

*Speakers and session times are subject to change

Growth, Trends and New Opportunities in Packaging Equipment

Tuesday, May 7 | 10:00 – 10:45 AM

Speaker: Jorge Izquierdo

Review the demand for packaging equipment during COVID, the impact of supply chain disruptions, workforce challenges, the trends driving the future of packaging equipment and new market opportunities.

Optimizing Thin Part Production: Beyond Lightweighting to Rightweighting Excellence

Tuesday, May 7 | 11:00 – 11:45 AM

Speaker: Erik Foltz

Many corporations are investigating ways to minimize their plastic footprint to help achieve sustainability goals and to help reduce part costs. In this session, you will gain a holistic view of the lightweighting process to better optimize your plastic part design.

The Integral Role of Plastic in Worldwide Packaging Innovation

Tuesday, May 7 | 1:00 – 1:30 PM

Speaker: Toby Lane

See the latest research from Industrial Physics™ on the attitudes and experiences of packaging professionals around the world. Explore the motivations and broader context around the notable drive to reduce and replace plastic through innovation.

PMMI Market Update Mash-up Compass and Flexible Packaging

Tuesday, May 7 | 1:00 – 1:45 PM

Speaker: Rebecca Marquez

See how the Market Data from the PMMI Compass and Flexible Packaging reports directly applies to plastics and gain practical market updates.

Regulatory and Legislative Update

Tuesday, May 7 | 2:00 – 2:45 PM

Speakers: Alison Keane, Esq & CAE, Natha Dempsey, Jason Eberstein

Hear from The National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), Flexible Packaging Association (FPA) and Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) about the latest Federal and State Regulations and Legislation that will impact packaging.

Introducing New HDPE Innovations Across the Rigid & Flexible Packaging Spaces

Thursday, May 9  | 10:00 – 10:30 AM

Speaker: James Stern

Over the last few years, Exxon Mobil Product Solutions (EMPS) has developed and commercialized several innovative high-density polyethylene (HDPE) materials. In this session, you will get a first-hand look at the development of such resins, in conjunction with OEMs, customers, and brand-owners across both the rigid and flexible applicational spaces.

Making it Stick: Using Watt Density to Optimize Adhesion

Thursday, May 9  | 2:00 – 2:30 PM

Speaker: Tyler Derus

Discover the fundamentals of corona treatment and its crucial role in enabling quality adhesion on plastic films. Whether you are a seasoned professional or new to the field, you will gain valuable insights and practical knowledge to avoid pitfalls of over- and undertreatment, and prepare to achieve consistent, high-quality adhesion results.

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