Plastics News Features
Tessy Plastics growing in Virginia
Tessy plans to add 40,000 square feet to the facility and install 10 more injection molding presses, mainly in the 200-400 ton range.
2018 is yet to come, but here are some great throwback stories from 2012 and 2015! What are your expectations with the 2018 show?
NPE wins award for fastest-growing trade show
The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc., the organizer of NPE, took home Grand Awards for Fastest-Growing Non-Annual Show in Sheer Numbers by Net Square Feet and Fastest-Growing Non-Annual Show in Sheer Numbers by Attendance.
The 2015 show also earned two plaques for being ranked No. 20 Fastest-Growing Trade Shows by Net Square Feet in the U.S. in 2015 and No. 21 Fastest-Growing Trade Shows by Attendance in the U.S. in 2015.
260K of pounds recycled in 2012
The NPE Recycles program handled 260,208 pounds of material in 2012, according Lori Campbell, SPI’s director of trade show operations. Even more is expected next year.
Zero Waste Fashion Show
Kicking things off for the zero-waste effort will be the Pursuing Zero Waste Fashion Show in the morning on March 23 in the West Hall. As part of the NPE 2015 opening ceremonies, Savannah College of Art and Design students are designing and creating garments from recycled, reused, or repurposed plastics.
New Companies Doing Exciting Things
“The response to our call for applicants has been met with an enthusiastic response by new companies doing exciting things at the forefront of polymer technology,” said Brad Williams, SPI’s director of trade show sales and marketing, in a news release. “While some of these startups propose new ways to address pressing issues involving renewable resources and waste reduction, others offer enhancements of plastics manufacture and product performance. The quality of the exhibitors so far has led us to extend the call for more.”