NPE2018: The Plastics Show provides exclusive access to the people, processes, science and ideas that are shaping the future of plastics. Attend NPE2018 to build connections, exchange ideas and explore the largest concentration of machinery, tools, technology and professional training available in today’s industry marketplace.  CompositesWorld is proud to be an official NPE2018 Show Daily partner, bringing you exclusive coverage of the macro-trends on display and the technology that’s driving the future of plastics. 
The first NPE Show in 1946

The Then and Now of NPE

Matt Naitove, executive editor of Plastics Technology, shares the experiences and insights he’s gained from attending 15 NPEs since 1973. 

Get into the Zone: Medical Parts Processing


The Medical Parts Processing Zone is a new specialized exhibit area at NPE2018, driven by the fast-growing field of medical devices. “There are a lot of single-use medical devices being made from plastic right now,” says NPE2018 Chairman Glenn Anderson. “Think of devices like syringes and inhalers. Given the aging population, medical device manufacturing is expected to rise 3% each year until 2023.”


New Product Announcements

NPE Trend Watch: Predictive Maintenance

New technology allows processors to address equipment and component hiccups before they start to foul up manufacturing.