Featuring More Stars of NPE2012


WASHINGTON, DC | NPE2012 is approaching quickly. Events begin April 1, and the exposition hall of the Orange County Convention Ctr., Orlando, FL will be open from April 2–5. Producer/owner SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Assn., reports online voting is now open for the “People’s Choice” award in the International Plastics Design Competition. For details visit the NPE website. Following are some of the companies you can visit on the show floor.

• The Bioplastics Div. of Teknor Apex Co., Pawtucket, RI, will feature Terraloy bioplastic compounds. The company has developed a diverse range of biopolymer-based compounds and become an active member of the fast-growing industry community dedicated to fostering bioplastics growth. Edwin Tam, manager of new strategic initiatives for the division, is the 2012 chairman of the Bioplastics Council, a special interest group of SPI. At NPE the
company will feature Terraloy bioplastic compounds. Edwin Tam will deliver the opening presentation, Bioplastics 101, and will participate in a panel discussion titled Bioplastics: An Opportunity for Everyone. The session will take place on Tuesday morning, April 3. (Visit Booth 58038)

Siemens, Munich, Germany, will highlight Industrial Ethernet Connectivity; Automation Solutions for Extruders; Energy-Efficient Servo Pump

Technology; and Motion Control Systems for Plastics Machinery. (Visit Booth 4881)

Labtech Engineering, Samutprakarn, Thailand, will show what it calls the world’s smallest, fully functional ultra micro blown film line with a traditional horizontal extruder. The line was secretly designed and built by the
company’s engineers and technicians during their spare time, initially intended to be a personal New Year’s gift to the president of Labtech, but it performed so well the company decided to offer it to customers for R&D. (Visit Booth 6185)

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