Mon June 26, 2017

Ashley Stoney
Tel: 202-974-5210 |

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) announced today that Gardner Business Media, publisher of Plastics Technology, MoldMaking Technology and other plastics- and manufacturing-focused media properties, would be the official publisher of the NPE2018 Show Daily. The next edition of NPE: The Plastics Show will take place in Orlando, Fla. May 7-11, 2018.

Gardner will be responsible for publishing daily news on-site at the show, and will also provide pre- and post-show coverage using print, video and digital media. The company will also cover NPE2018 through its social media channels and offer its coverage in Spanish as well as English.

“NPE2018 will be where the global plastics industry goes to see what’s new and what’s next,” said PLASTICS President & CEO William R. Carteaux. “We look forward to seeing how Gardner uses its technical expertise to capture the spirit of the show, and the spirit of the industry, in new and exciting ways with their singular vision for the show’s print and digital media.”

“We are very excited to be partnering with the PLASTICS team to deliver a one-of-a-kind Show Daily to the attendees of NPE2018,” said Rick Kline, Jr., president of Gardner Business Media, Inc. “Gardner has a strong commitment to the plastics industry and to American manufacturing as a whole, and we look forward to highlighting the amazing technology and new products that exhibitors will have on display at the show.”

NPE2018 is expected to welcome 65,000 attendees and 2,000 exhibitors representing every link in the plastics supply chain. To learn more about the show, visit


About Plastics Industry Association

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), formerly SPI, is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, representing nearly one million workers in the $418 billion U.S. industry. Since 1937, PLASTICS has been working to make its members and the industry more globally competitive while advancing recycling and sustainability. To learn more about PLASTICS’ education initiatives, industry-leading insights and events, networking opportunities and policy advocacy, and North America’s largest plastics trade show, NPE: The Plastics Show, visit Connect with PLASTICS on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

About Plastics Technology

Plastics Technology (PT) ( is an integrated media brand that produces and delivers original content dedicated to improving the plastics processing business in North America. Editorial is focused on problem solving, tips and techniques, best practices, market opportunities and new technology in the plastics industry. The PT brand portfolio includes a print and digital magazine, website, e-mail, social, digital and live events, industry partnerships and market intelligence. In addition, in 2015, PT’s reach extended into the Mexican Market with the launch of Plastics Technology Mexico. Plastics Technology is a Gardner Business Media brand.

About Gardner Business Media 

Gardner Business Media (GBM) ( serves the information and business needs of North America’s discrete parts and durable goods manufacturing markets. Founded in 1928 with the introduction of Modern Machine Shop magazine, GBM’s portfolio has extended to include leading brands in manufacturing’s primary processes - plastics processing, 3D printing / additive manufacturing, machining and metal working, metal finishing and advanced materials as well as the automotive market. Gardner Business Media’s integrated approach to serving media includes print and digital magazines, websites, e-mail, social, digital and live events, industry partnerships and market intelligence.