Two spectators speaking next to a machine.

NPE is the biggest show to come to in North America, if you are a part of the plastics industry. This show has the most technology and live demonstrations of manufacturing that I have ever seen in one place. Being here gives me some direction and introduces me to companies in order to understand how they are developing their technology and areas for me to investigate further. This show is a very efficient way to get a lot of knowledge in the industry.

– Chris Siler,  Engineer,  The Dow Chemical Company

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

NPE means innovation in the plastics industry; you always see something new and different here. For our business, NPE means new technology and new ways to do things. This show is very impressive. I would tell others that they should come to NPE because you learn about plastics. At NPE, you really get to understand the new processes and how to implement those into your facilities.

– JR Brodner,  Marketing Assistant,  Olcott Plastics

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The Show You Can't Afford to Miss

As the world’s most influential plastics trade show, NPE is unequaled in its ability to bring the industry together. Participants include buyers from over 100 countries and more than 20,000 companies, comprising the entire global plastics supply chain and the full range of end-user markets. Check out what NPE2018 exhibitors had to say.

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NPE is a huge showcase for new technology. It’s great for students because there is so much to learn and see here, like the machines I have never in person seen before. This show is a very important networking tool, and I’m definitely accomplishing my objective to meet new people. It’s a great learning experience and only by coming here can you can see things you have never seen before in this industry.

– Emily Nottingham,  Manufacturing Engineering Tech. and Plastics Processing Student,  Western Michigan University

Everyone should come to NPE. It is a great opportunity to meet people from all around the world that have the same passion that you do for what you are studying in school. And, you have such a great opportunity to learn. Before I came here, I didn’t really know what to expect. I knew that it was a big event and there was going to be people from around the world but I did not think it was going to be this big. I didn’t know there was going to be this many companies.

– Harlie Sadler,  Student,  Pennsylvania College of Technology