NPE2018 Show Daily - Thursday

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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THURSDAY NPE 2018 : THE PLASTICS SHOW SHOW DAILY The Pellbow® – to optimize your conveying system Better systems for brilliant products and higher margins. Learn more: Better systems for brilliant products and higher margins. Better systems for brilliant products and higher margins. Reduced dust + No streamers = Less maintenance and production costs Learn more: Visit us at booth # W2153 NPE 2018: May 07 – 11, 2018 Behind the Scenes of NPE2018: NPE Commiees By Hannah Mason Plascs Technology Behind the scenes of all of the exhibits and show rooms and sessions at NPE2018 are the people who helped make it all happen: the members of the NPE2018 commi•ees. The commi•ees are formal, structured, and run by volun- teers from the industry. The execuঞve commi•ee consists of NPE2018 chairman Glenn Anderson and vice chairman Tad McGwire, along with the chairs and vice-chairs of the three NPE2018 commit- tees: the a•endee acquisiঞon commit- tee, the a•endee experience commit- tee, and the operaঞons commi•ee. Anderson says there are more than 30 members involved in commi•ees this year. The a•endee acquisiঞon commi•ee works on the strate- gies for reaching potenঞal a•endees. According to Mary Cecile Neville, Senior Director of Markeঞng for the Plasঞcs Industry Associaঞon (PLASTICS), "The commi•ee works closely to develop strategy, direcঞon and overall success of the a•endee campaign for NPE2018." This process begins two years before the show, but plays a vital role leading up to the event. "The Commi•ee offers insight, suggesঞons, feedback and ideas throughout the campaign cycle," Neville notes. The a•endee experience commi•ee, Anderson says, has a lot to do with the content of the show itself. "They figure out what things we can have to a•ract a•endees to come and have robust content," Anderson says. The operaঞons commi•ee deals with the logisঞcs of get- ঞng a•endees and content to the show floor. It determines the locaঞon for the show, deals with safety and floor-loading requirements, facilitates any plumbing and uঞlity needs and handles the logisঞcs of hotels and busses. Notes Anderson, "This is the real tacঞcal group that has to drive the strategy and get the product to the show floor." Each commi•ee is also facilitated by a member of PLAS- TICS staff, so everything is done under the structure of PLAS- TICS organizaঞon. "The commi•ees decide what they want to do and then they carry it all the way through to execuঞon," Anderson says. According to Anderson, the commi•ees were created as a way for people from the industry to pitch in with NPE and help PLASTICS to create the best show possible. "The com- mi•ee members drive the decisions and make the decisions by commi•ee, by vote," Anderson says. Everything the com- mi•ee decides gets taken to the execuঞve commi•ee, who gets the final vote. "It's a very formal structure, very systemat- ic, very transparent," Anderson says. "It's all very organized—it has to be because people are donaঞng their ঞme." NPE2018 New Technology Focus Polyolefins for Packaging New PE resins and other recent innovaঞons are enabling mulঞlayer moisture and moisture + oxygen barrier food packaging to move from mulঞ-material, non-recyclable structures to recycling stream-compliant structures, says Nova Chemicals. By Lilli Manolis Sherman Plascs Technology Nova Chemicals (Room W207AB) is demonstraঞng its Bonfire computer tools for modeling flexible film structures and cus- tomized caps. The key focus is on packaging and other solu- ঞons and how Nova's materials provide the required perfor- mance properঞes for today's key applicaঞons: New PE resins and other recent innovaঞons are enabling mulঞlayer moisture and moisture + oxygen barrier food pack- aging to move from mulঞ-material, non-recyclable structures to recycling stream-compliant structures. Physical samples show film producers and converters how they can produce recyclable structures and packaging. Nova has been working with film producers, package mak- ers, and brand owners to develop food packaging with the durability (sঞffness/toughness balance) and other properঞes that are required for the rig- ors of the e-commerce supply chain. The company is sharing informaঞon about supply chain require- ments and the work it has been doing in the value chain to improve packaging for this fast-growing segment. ExxonMobil (Room W204ABC) is featuring a new family of advanced polyolefin-based products; new eX- treme Performance polymer applicaঞons including films for heavy duty sacks and thermoformed barrier food packaging; informaঞon about a new Exceed XP performance polymer grade that delivers coextrusion films for sachets, laminaঞon packaging, frozen products and barrier packaging. Visitors can discover more about the company's porolio—Ex- ceed XP, Exceed, Enable and Vista- maxx performance polymers, Exx- onMobil PP and Oppera modifiers; products that are used in a range of applicaঞons ranging from automoঞve to appliances, flexible to rigid packaging, polymer modificaঞon and compounding, to industrial and agriculture, building and construcঞon, hygiene products and adhesives. SABIC (Booth S19001) is highlighঞng its PP Flowpact co- polymer product porolio, based on a phthalate-free catalyst. These are high-flow impact copolymers for injecঞon-molding applicaঞons such as containers for food and non-food pack- aging, caps and closures, as well as for producঞon of house- wares and consumer goods. The newest addiঞon is Flowpact FPC70 (MFR 70). Rigid packaging made with this resin, includ- ing containers that can be filled with hot content, is said to have much higher top-load strength than products made with benchmark materials. This results in be•er stackability for be•er transport and storage economics. FPC70 boasts key polymer chemistry advances that yield a material with a great balance of high sঞffness, impact strength and high heat dis- torঞon temperature versus a standard impact copolymer. It is said to enable up to 10% thinner walls and fast injecঞon. 36

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