SPI Touts Plastics Innovation @ PACK EXPO 2012

September 21, 2012

With eight decades leading the pack in advancing the industry’s interests and catalyzing growth, SPI continues its mission of advancing plastics innovation and positioning plastics as the material of choice at PACK EXPO 2012 held October 28-31 in Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center. Driving manufacturing forward, this international trade show promises to deliver the most innovative technologies and solutions at the largest, most comprehensive processing and packaging event in the world. SPI members and NPE exhibitors alike will scour the show floor to tout the latest plastics innovations for food packaging and thermoforming technologies.

SPI events @ PACK EXPO include:

SPI Exhibit Booth
North Concourse C40
October 28-31, 2012
Join industry colleagues and meet with SPI leadership on the ground at PACK EXPO. Learn how SPI programs and services position your company to sustain, connect and innovate.

SPI Thermoformers Committee
October 29, 2012
From the EPA to EPR, SPI and economist Dr. Peter Mooney will help guide your business on how to turn challenges into opportunities in a difficult economic, political and business climate.

SPI Food/Drug & Cosmetic Packaging Materials Committee
October 29-30, 2012
As companies increasingly leverage emerging technologies for use in food, drug and cosmetic packaging, regulatory affairs professionals need to keep pace with global product compliance considerations. This SPI conference will address questions and concerns on technologies such as bioplastics, antioxidants, nanotechnology, high pressure sterilization, green chemistry and more.

SPI 75th Anniversary Party
Monday, October 29, 5-7 pm
South Hall S106B
Join your industry colleagues from the plastics supply chain at SPI’s 75th Anniversary Party in McCormick Place South Hall Room S106B. Plastics processors, equipment and mold makers, resin suppliers and OEM/Brand Owners alike will be there to celebrate 75 years of plastics innovation. Party-goers will enjoy live entertainment, an open bar and a hearty buffet.

Register to attend any one of these SPI events and receive a FREE entry into PACK EXPO 2012 by using the following promotional code: 98M97.*

*Registration fees are required for non-exhibiting suppliers.

Founded in 1937, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association promotes growth in the $427 billion U.S. plastics industry. Representing nearly one million American workers in the third largest U.S. manufacturing industry, SPI delivers legislative and regulatory advocacy, market research, industry promotion and the fostering of business relationships and zero waste strategies. SPI also owns and produces the international NPE trade show. All profits from NPE are reinvested into SPI’s industry services. Find SPI online at www.plasticsindustry.org and www.inthehopper.org.

"From resin suppliers and equipment makers to processors and brand owners, SPI is proud to represent all facets of the U.S. plastics industry," said William R. Carteaux, president and CEO, SPI. "Our most recent economic reports show that the plastics industry as a whole is resilient, and has come through the recession significantly better than other U.S. manufacturing sectors."

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