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NPE2018 Show Daily - Monday

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MONDAY NPE 2018 : THE PLASTICS SHOW SHOW DAILY Absolute Haitian Corporation 94 Gardner St. • Worcester, MA 01610 • 508-459-5372 12900 Plaza Dr. • Parma, OH 44130 • 216-452-1000 www.absolutehaitian.com Welcome to the market leader in injection molding machines. Visit our booth W143 at NPE 2018 to see our latest technology: • Introduction of the JE Series two-platen electric hybrid molding machine • New developments in all-electric technology for the Venus Series • New advancements for the best-selling Mars Series – now at more than 180,000 installed machines and counting! • Cost-efficient large-tonnage electric Zeres Series • Integrated control of automation, auxiliaries, peripherals and process quality monitoring through communications networks If you are looking for balance in flexibility and productivity, visit us at NPE 2018 to see affordable technology in action. FLEXIBILITY WITH TECHNOLOGY TO THE POINT. West Building Booth W143 Exploring Zones at NPE2018 By Jim Callari Plascs Technology Here at NPE, more than 65,000 aendees from all over the world are navigaঞng more than 1 million net square feet (nsf) of operat- ing machinery, new product demos, exciঞng innovaঞons, and emerging technologies from more than 2,000 leading suppliers of primary processing machinery, auxiliary equipment, tooling, so[ware, materials, addiঞves, and more. This year's show also features 10 pro- cess-specific Technology Zones—plus Inter- naঞonal Pavilions and the Industrial Design- ers Society of America Design Center—to further showcase what's hot in the industry. There are a number of specialized areas, all of which are located in the South Hall. 3D/4D Prinঞng: Aendees here can ex- plore the trends and technologies behind three- and four-dimensional prototypes, mold components and even finished parts—direct from digital files. Boles: Aimed at aendees who work with PET preforms, molds, labeling, filling, closures, design, inspecঞon equipment, auxil- iary equipment and more in container manu- facturing. At the Bole Zone Technical Fo- rum, hosted by PETplanet, drinktec, and the Internaঞonal Society of Beverage Technolo- gists (ISBT), aendees can explore innova- ঞons in the manufacturing of boles, from beverages and pharmaceuঞcals to personal care. Topics include: Raw materials, addiঞves, barrier, preform and closure manufacturing, bole blow molding technologies, bole fill- ing and inspecঞon technologies, downstream packaging and recycling. Aendees also have the opportunity to connect with other plas- ঞcs professionals in the Bole Zone Biergarten. Business & Finance: In charge of running a business? Mingle in this area with exhibitors that serve the plasঞcs industry in the areas of publishing, educaঞon, research, transporta- ঞon, banking, so[ware development, con- sulঞng and more. Flexible Vinyl: How is PVC being used in medical, automoঞve, construcঞon, packaging and consumer products markets? Exhibitors in this zone supply both plasঞsols (liquids) and solids (pellets, cubes, powders, etc.). Material Science: Materials are playing a key role in revoluঞonizing many of the prod- ucts consumers are buying, from appliances to electronics. Check out the exhibitors in this zone for material innovaঞons in durabili- ty, strength, weight, cost-efficiency and more. Medical Parts Processing: Plasঞcs is driv- ing development of medical devices and components at a ঞme when global demand is burgeoning. In this zone, visit suppliers of plasঞcs materials used in medical devices and diagnosঞcs, as well as the plasঞcs processors who are making these innovaঞve, life-saving products. Moldmaking: In this exhibit space, you'll find global suppliers of complete molds, mold components, so[ware, and more. Processors: From blow molding to extru- sion to injecঞon molding, processors use many technologies to transform raw materi- als into the products used by consumers. This zone features manufacturers of plasঞcs prod- ucts for a wide variety of end markets. Re|focus: Market forces are driving de- mand for recycled products and driving sup- pliers to develop overall producঞon process- es that are sustainable. In this zone, you have access to recycling systems and discrete equipment, and the processors and brand owners seeking sustainable soluঞons for their own businesses. Thermoforming: This zone features ther- moformers or suppliers to this market sector, whether thin- or thick-gauge, for packaging and industrial applicaঞons. Also featured in the South Hall is the In- dustrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Design Center featuring companies providing design services, design technology, and de- NPE2018 features specialized "zones" for 3D prinঞng and bole making—which combine in this printed plasঞc blow mold for a PET bole. sign so[ware for the plasঞcs industry. With design becoming so criঞcal to form, func- ঞon, image and sustainability, these are the companies to help you navigate product development. Internaঞonal Pavilions are also in the South Hall. Here aendees can "go global" without leaving the show floor. NPE has a longstanding tradiঞon of partnering with plasঞcs trade associaঞons and external trade groups around the world, dedicated to excellence in plasঞcs and manufacturing. 30

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