NPE’s Technology Central: Center of the High-Tech Plastics Universe

Attendee surveys regularly find that the number one reason people attend trade shows is to see the latest technology.


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Those individuals will not be disappointed with NPE2012 and its TechnologyCentral@NPE2012 area in the North/South hall of the Orange County Convention Center. Technology Central will feature more pavilions than ever before, and they will be packed with new and emerging technologies. In fact, all of the pavilions are officially sold-out of exhibit space—so you are sure to find the tools and solutions you need to reshape the future of your business. The pavilions allow you to find “your world” through a high-value, focused approach.
NPE organizer, the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) announced that Dow Chemical Co. would underwrite the technical education program and Technology Central. Dow is also the exclusive corporate underwriter of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) ANTEC 2012, which will be co-located with NPE, and include more than 500 original peer-reviewed technical presentations.
Technology Central will also include SPI’s 2nd International Plastics Design Competition, four multi-exhibitor specialty pavilions, and a technology theater for presentations and demonstrations by exhibitors.
Emerging Technologies Pavilions
Discover what’s new in plastics technology as emerging trends and scientific advances take center stage. See the latest developments in equipment, materials, tooling, process technology and more.
• Material Science Pavilion sponsored by DuPont
• Sustainability Pavilion sponsored by Braskem
• Energy Pavilion
• What’s Hot in Plastics Technology Pavilion
Market Technology Pavilions
Tap into the hub of activity for key segments in the industry:
• Advanced Manufacturing
• Adhesives and Sealants supported by the Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC)
• Elastomers-TPE sponsored by TPE Magazine
• Fluoropolymers supported by SPI’s Fluoropolymers Products Division
• Flexible Vinyl Products supported by SPI’s Flexible Vinyl Products Division
• Medical Products
• NPE2012 Moldmaking Showcase
• Processors & Suppliers Center sponsored by Meadoworks
• Thermoforming
International Country Pavilions
NPE is truly a global show—take advantage of country-specific pavilions dedicated to manufacturing opportunities around the world. Current participants include associations from Austria, Canada, China, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Taiwan.
International Plastics Design Competition
Check out innovative designs on display from across end markets and the globe at the popular International Plastics Design Competition. You can even cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award by noon on April 5.