The Orange County Convention Centre opens its doors today
NPE has opened its doors to the international plastics industry today as the show returns to Orlando for its largest outing to date.
After relocating from its home in Chicago to Florida for the first time in 2012, the triennial show returns to Orange County today with more machines, more exhibitors and more visitors expected than in any other edition in the show’s history.
“With so many exhibitors operating equipment, the show floor will be a dynamic panorama of manufacturing in action,” said Gene Sanders, SPI’s Senior Vice President of Trade Shows and Conferences. “Visitors will encounter a host of opportunities to see demonstrations of the latest technologies and materials up close and to interact with equipment and product experts. It will offer buyers the rare opportunity to test before they invest.”
Testament to this, Milacron Inc, has some 2,285 sq. m of floor space, constituting the largest stand in NPE’s history. Overall, more than 600 companies will have equipment at their stands, with over 400 running live demonstrations. They cite the success of the previous NPE in 2012, as well as the ongoing success of the plastics industry as reasons for such strong investment in NPE 2015. This, not least in part, has been helped by the US shale gas revolution, which has benefitted America’s economy as a whole and has played a big role in putting the country’s plastics industry in a globally competitive position.
Machinery aside, materials exhibitors are not exhibiting quietly, with the biggest names launching new products, new grades and new innovations tailored specifically to the US’s biggest markets.
SPI says it expects to attract more than 60,000 industry professionals from “every spectrum of the plastics industry and its vertical markets” from over 120 countries to the Orange County Convention Centre this week.
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