Immetech at NPE 2018
We’ve just wrapped up an incredible week at the world’s leading plastics trade show and conference, NPE2018: The Plastics Show, in Orlando, Florida.
Held between May 7-11, the triennial show took place at the Orange County Convention Centre, taking over a huge one-million-square-foot exhibit hall. NPE is North America’s largest plastics show and attracts plastic producers from across the globe. This year’s show was the biggest in history and saw over 2,000 exhibiting companies descend on the tradeshow floor, showcasing a wide variety of innovations in plastics.
Over the five days the show welcomed over 56,034 international attendees from almost 19,000 different companies who spent time exploring innovation and business intelligence and opportunities with access to the individuals and businesses, processes, science and ideas that are shaping the future of the plastics industry. Some real highlight from the show was the recycling demonstration which saw waste gathered from the trade show floor recycled live. NPE2018 collected over 380,000 lbs of material produced during the show which was then shredded on-site and then sent away for recycling.
The theme of this year’s show ‘We’ve got it covered’ made a nod to the shows well rounded programme which saw some welcome additions to the already jam-packed 5-day show. Additions to the programme this year included 12 technology zones and 9 education programmes that covered everything from sustainability and recycling to leadership. As always, NPE worked towards creating yet another sustainable with an aim of 100% waste diversion.
It was a great week for us here at Immetech as we spent the week showcasing our latest products and technology to visitors from around as well as spending time catching up with our partners and friends from the industry.
We are already looking forward to the next NPE: The Plastics Show in 2021!