The Plastics Industry Association announced that exhibit space for NPE 2018: The Plastics Show - the association’s triennial, international plastics manufacturing exposition returning to Orlando, Florida, May 7-11, 2018 - has sold-out for the first time in show history during the recently concluded Space Draw event.

PLASTICS will continue working to accommodate exhibitors still awaiting booth assignments with limited availability in several of the technology zones. Additional exhibit space could become available in the coming weeks for potential exhibitors who weren’t slotted during Space Draw.

Applicants unable to secure booth space on the exhibit floor will be contacted in order of Space Draw pick in the event of changes or cancellations.

“We anticipated NPE 2018 would break the record we set in 2015, but it’s incredible that we exceeded our numbers during Space Draw, a full 14 months ahead of NPE2018,” says William R. Carteaux, president and CEO of PLASTICS. “The industry leaders and decision makers who come to NPE2018 actively seeking new technology solutions will absolutely find them among our diverse, bustling exhibit halls.”

NPE 2018 is expected to draw more than 65,000 professionals from all corners of the plastics industry and its related vertical and end-user markets for the largest, most influential trade event in the extended industry. Combining the full array of game-changing services, equipment, suppliers, resources, sustainability, innovation, education and opportunity, NPE2018 showcases the emerging technologies that will shape the future of plastics. The leading minds in plastics come together in a contemporary, interactive marketplace for five days of active learning, high-powered collaboration and technological discovery.