NPE2018 with new Medical Parts Processing Zone
The Plastics Industry Association (Plastics) announced that its triennial show NPE2018: The Plastics Show, scheduled for 7 – 11 May 2018 in Orlando, FL, USA, will debut a new Medical Parts Processing Zone among the total of eleven Technology Zones.
This sector-specific zone focuses on plastics materials, processes and technology advances for medical devices and diagnostics in healthcare industries. According to the association, the forecast 3 % annual growth in revenue from medical device manufacturing anticipated till 2023 is propelling demand for this zone. From barrier technology to 3D-printed prosthetics to new treatment methods – medical manufacturers can find robotics, automation and supplies for health care not only in the Medical Parts Processing Zone, but throughout the Technology Zones, e.g., in the Material Science, Flexible Vinyl, 3D/4D Printing, Thermoforming, and Processors Zones. A further highlight is the expanded Re|focus Zone, co-located with the 2018 Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit, which aims to address manufacturers’ real-world challenges with recycling and sustainable practices.