NPE 2024 The Plastic Show: Microban Recap

May 14, 2024

Microban exhibited at NPE 2024 in Orlando, Florida, in May, and cross-functional team members shared their expertise in antimicrobial technologies for sustainable plastics.

NPE2024: The Plastics Show, which took place from May 6-10, 2024, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, showcased a series of innovations and industry shifts, marking a significant post-pandemic reunion for the plastics community. The event drew over 50,000 attendees, demonstrating the enduring vitality and innovation within the plastics industry.

NPE Sign

Microban exhibited and their team of experts met with attendees to share their wealth of knowledge on the benefits of antimicrobial solutions for plastics.

NPE Day 2 Team

Key Trends and Highlights from NPE2024

Sustainability and Circular Economy Initiatives: A major theme of NPE2024 was sustainability, with the introduction of the Sustainability Hub. This new feature emphasized the plastics industry’s commitment to circular economy practices, showcasing recycled materials and advanced manufacturing processes to reduce plastic waste and improve sustainability footprints.

Technological Innovations: The show floor buzzed with the latest advancements in plastics technology. Highlights included new robotics, artificial intelligence, and automation applications, which are revolutionizing the industry.

Educational and Networking Opportunities: NPE2024 expanded its educational offerings with over 90 sessions designed to address key industry topics like workforce development, circularity, and artificial intelligence. Introducing "Spark Stages" gave attendees insights into advanced applications and business productivity, with specific focus areas in bottling, innovation, and sustainability.

Exhibitor Innovations: Numerous exhibitors showcased groundbreaking technologies and products. For instance, Microban highlighted technologies that prolonged the use of polymers and were inspired by nature.

These trends from NPE2024 underline the plastics industry’s robust drive towards innovation, sustainability, and embracing cutting-edge technology. This event's success not only reflects the industry's recovery post-pandemic but also sets a progressive path forward. The insights gained and the technologies showcased at NPE2024 will undoubtedly influence the industry’s direction in the coming years, fostering growth and development in new and exciting directions.

Microban can't wait to see everyone again at the next event in 2027!