01 April 2012 23:46 [Source: ICIS news]
ORLANDO, Florida (ICIS)--Major US and international resins producers have returned in strength to the international NPE plastics conference and exhibition, a top event official said on Sunday, representing a 50% improvement from the previous NPE show in 2009.
Gene Sanders, senior vice president at the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) and general manager for NPE, noted that many resins producers who were at the 2009 event also have returned, including Lyondell and Dow.
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Other producers exhibiting on the show floor or hosting customer service centres include BASF, DuPont and PolyOne, he said.
The 27th triennial National Plastics Exhibition (NPE) will mark its 66th year in operation as the sponsoring organisation, SPI, marks its 75th anniversary.
The last NPE event, held in
The recession officially ended in June 2009, but the
The 2012 NPE also is the first to be held since
Sanders said that moving the NPE programme from
He said the
More than half of the non-US companies participating in this year’s NPE are from
The conference began on Sunday and runs through Thursday, 5 April.
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