NPE Channel Articles

Teknor Apex will introduce greener vinyl at NPE2012

January 24, 2012

Dow Electrical & Telecommunications (Dow E&T), a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, and leading custom compounder Teknor Apex Company have announced a joint market development agreement for flexible vinyl in several application areas. The agreement gives Teknor Apex exclusive...

BioPreferred certifies NPE-bound Ecospan as 94% biobased

January 18, 2012

BioFlow brand resins have been certified as being 94% biobased within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred program. Their creator, Ecospan LLC (Greenbrae, CA) noted that products must be at least 25% biobased in order to be certified for this program, with BioFlow nearly...

Polymera plans to tap WPC demand with new capacity, makes NPE plans

January 15, 2012

Polymera Inc. (Hebron, OH) is commercially producing wood and natural fiber polymer composite compounds after initiating installation of equipment in February of last year, meeting its estimated timeframe to fully outfit its 160,000-sq-ft manufacturing facility in central Ohio with 60 million...

Bioplastics on the fast track at SPI Business of Plastics Conference

January 12, 2012

Three years ago, bioplastics was a focus at NPE – as an emerging technology. Now, bioplastics have arrived. At NPE2012, these materials are one of the main issues on the agenda of the SPI’s Business of Plastics Conference colocated at NPE2012. The Business of Plastics Conference is the...

UPDATED: Competition rewards innovative plastics design at NPE2012, entry deadline extended

January 2, 2012

The second International Plastics Design Competition (IPDC) is now open for entries from any end market and any country in the world, with selected parts and applications to be displayed at the Society of the Plastics Industry’s (SPI) triennial event, NPE2012 (April 1-5; Orange County...

More machines, more scrap, more recycling at NPE2012

January 2, 2012

The Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) has contracted Maine Plastics Inc. as the official recycler for NPE2012, tasking the company with the collection, separation, transportation, and reprocessing of production-line scrap, as well plastic waste like PET bottles left behind by the show’...

NPE2012 plans to pack show halls with the biggest brand owners, OEMs

January 2, 2012

Around 20,000 unique companies from more than 120 countries, shopping the show floor to see the latest trends, technology and products the plastics industry has to offer; that, ultimately is the opportunity NPE2012 holds out to exhibitors and visitors. Show organizer, the Society of the...

From the home office, your NPE2012 top 10

January 2, 2012

Channeling David Letterman, the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) has released a list of the top 10 reason plastics industry players should make plans to be in Orlando in the first week of April. If you’re headed to the big show, what’s your top reason? Ten Cool Things about...