NPE2018 Show Daily - Tuesday

NPE is truly ‘Breaking the Mold’ as a multifaceted experience, with activities, discoveries and opportunities to satisfy the needs of anyone who works in the plastics industry or has a need to know about plastics

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TUESDAY NPE 2018 : THE PLASTICS SHOW SHOW DAILY innovators, materials suppliers, plasঞcs recy- clers and other stakeholders in the plasঞcs and plasঞcs recycling supply chains. The APR Design Guide and Criঞcal Guidance Test Protocols helped set naঞonal and global recycling standards. Regarding the future of the plasঞcs in- dustry in the recycling area, he menঞons that if a design forces incompaঞble materi- als together, the recycling potenঞal drops. "Contaminaঞon in designs is a problem," Cornell says. "Items need to be made per sound design for recycling principles. Then the collecঞon of used items needs to be en- hanced, recognizing that different materials will have a different criঞcal mass to make the business of plasঞcs recycling profitable. There is much room for process improve- ments to restore used plasঞc to commerce. And the use of used plasঞc in making the next item needs to be seen as a good feature, not a detriment. There has always been pub- lic interest in recycling plasঞcs with the inter- est waxing and waning. Today we seem to be in the zone of increased interest and that is the ঞme to insঞtuঞonalize design, collecঞon, processing and content features." Regarding how the industry has changed since he entered, Cornell recognizes that the aerospace sector has evolved with greater understanding of adhesives and composite materials, while the polyester industry has shi[ed from being nearly exclusively for sta- ple fiber to a beŽer mix of yarn, films, and boŽles. "In the 1960s, we were sঞll understanding this marvelous material," Cornell says. "Ther- moplasঞcs was really different from metals. Many early plasঞc parts tried to replicate metals parts, and the designs failed. The pub- lic saw failed parts and blamed the plasঞc. The real problem o[en was poor design. The public equated inexpensive with low quality and that has been a decades-long percepঞon baŽle to revise opinions. The public does appreciate some plasঞc uses: people speak of nylon carpets, not plasঞc carpets, and polyester/coŽon blend shirts, not plasঞc shirts. The public percepঞon of value is a conঞnuing educaঞon." David Cornell, conঞnued from page 4 Top 10 Things to Do in Orlando By Julia Hider Modern Machine Shop 10. Orlando is a major golf desঞnaঞon, with more than 170 courses and several major tournaments. Check out Topgolf for a non-tradiঞonal golf opঞon, where visitors of all ages can play a variety of golf games in climate-controlled hiমng bays. Food and drinks are available, along with HDTVs and a selecঞon of music for a golfing experience everyone will enjoy. 9. Try a local beer from one of the city's cra[ breweries. Orlando Brewing is the city's oldest organic microbrewery, and has 25 beers on tap, along with cider, wine, soda and snacks. Free tours are also available from Monday to Saturday at 6 p.m. 8. Orlando has several art museums, in- cluding the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Orlan- do Museum of Art, Mennello Museum of American Art and the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, which has the world's most comprehensive collecঞon of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany. 7. Take advantage of the city's beauঞful weather and visit some of its parks and gar- dens. The Harry P. Leu Gardens contain near- ly 50 acres of tropical and semi-tropical land- scaped grounds and lakes, including shaded walking trails, the Leu House Museum and a welcome center with a variety of art and oth- er rotaঞng exhibits. Visit iconic spacecra[ like the Atlanঞs space shule at Kennedy Space Center. 6. Orlando has numerous spas, including that of the Ritz-Carlton, Orlando Grande Lakes. Recently ranked second on TripAdvi- sor's Top 10 Hotel Spas in the U.S. list, it fea- tures 40 treatment rooms and a private heat- ed outdoor pool along with a salon, bouঞque and café. Enjoy the Eco-Roo[op Hammock treatment at the private green roo[op sanc- tuary, or select a blend of herbs, oils and sug- ar or salt at the Scrub Bar. 5. The Mall at Millenia has 150 stores, ser- vices and places to eat, contained within a unique, glass-ceilinged building. Versaঞle op- ঞons include market-exclusive stores, luxury bouঞques and an array of dining opঞons. 4. An hour away from the Orange County Convenঞon Center, the Kennedy Space Cen- ter Visitor Complex lets visitors explore NASA's past, present and future. Check out iconic spacecra[, learn from astronauts and see where real rockets are launched. 3. Discovery Cove gives guests exciঞng animal encounters, including the opportunity to swim with dolphins, snorkel among tropical fish and feed exoঞc birds, in a tropical atmo- sphere with lagoons, reefs, rivers and beach- es. Meals, snacks, beverages and swim gear are included at this all-inclusive day resort. 2. Home to the Orlando Ballet, as well as Broadway shows, concerts and more, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is the city's desঞnaঞon for performances of all kinds. 1. Dive headfirst into the Sea Life Orlando Aquarium. Featuring a 360-degree underwa- ter tunnel and exhibits on the Oceans of the World, visitors can see sharks, rays, jellyfish, a giant Pacific octopus, turtles and more. Walk through the Leu Park Gardens and visit the exhibits at the Leu House Museum. equipment, products and materials for every phase of plasঞcs producঞon." According to Carteaux, NPE2018 also offers the most comprehensive educaঞon programming available for plasঞcs profes- sionals. There are nine educaঞon programs going on this week including several pro- duced by PLASTICS including the Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit and The Plasঞcs Leadership Summit. He conঞnued, "In addiঞon to the Show Daily that you can pick up every day of the show, you can also find the latest news on the NPE Network," which is playing on monitors throughout the exhibiঞon center. "We also announced a 100 percent waste diversion goal to further our industry's commitment to the environment," he said. New for this show, the sponsoring organi- Kicks Off, conঞnued from page 1 zaঞon of NPE2018 was rebranded from the Society of the Plasঞcs Industry (SPI) to the Plasঞcs Industry Associaঞon, abbreviated as PLASTICS. At a Monday morning press con- ference Carteaux said the move was made "to beŽer reflect who we are and make it clear what we represent." Carteaux said that this show is the largest NPE event ever with more that 2,100 exhibi- tors and 1.2 million square feet of exhibit space. More than 2,200 companies request- ed exhibit space, some of whom were ac- commodated by claiming more space at the Orange County Convenঞon Center. Over 21 million lbs of freight were shipped to the floors of NPE2018, up from the previous high of 20 million lbs in 2015. PLASTICS is looking for sঞll another record in aŽendance with over 65,000 visitors expected at this year's show. Some 11,000 of those visitors will be internaঞonal aŽendees from 110 countries. Carteaux was joined at the press confer- ence and opening ceremony by PLASTICS vice chairman, Wylie Royce, of Royce Colors, and NPE2018 Chair, Glenn Anderson, of Milacron. Royce spoke on associaঞon's This Is Plas- ঞcs iniঞaঞve, a resource designed to inspire meaningful and more accurate discussions about plasঞcs. On the face of it, This Is Plas- ঞcs is a website with an abundance of infor- maঞon on plasঞcs technology, its impact on the environment, economic impact, and it's many contribuঞons to the beŽerment of so- ciety. The big idea, though, is to provide a resource for everyone in the industry to be- come beŽer educated for all the small con- versaঞons they have every day with friends, family and neighbors. "We've got almost a million employees in the plasঞcs industry, and it's ঞme to empower every single one of them to serve as an ambassador for both the material and the industry," Royce said. Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs also spoke. She noted that Orlando is no stranger to large events with the naঞon's second larg- est convenঞon center. Sঞll, she said, NPE is second to none in size and scale, as well as the good working relaঞonship the city has enjoyed with PLASTICS over the last three shows. She then read a proclamaঞon declar- ing this NPE2018 Week in Orlando. The program was wrapped up by Mila- cron's Anderson who said, "I wish you an ex- ciঞng week of networking and learning; lis- tening and creaঞng; and buying and selling!" At that, Anderson officially opened the show, followed by the blasঞng of a confeম cannon into the South Hall lobby. DID YOU KNOW? The first NPE was held in New York City in 1946. That same year, the very first bikini went on sale in Paris, and Tupperware was first introduced to U.S. consumers. 96 NPE.ORG A PRODUCT OF PLASTICS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

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