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NPE2015 Preview

Professionals from every spectrum of the plastics industry and its vertical markets will assemble in Orlando, FL, on March 23-27 to discover the tools, and access the emerging technologies that are shaping the future of plastics.

Produced by SPI (Society of Plastics Industry), this triennial international event features a 1 million-square-foot exhibit hall filled with full-scale, operating machinery and equipment, 2,000 exhibiting companies, a multipronged conference program, cutting-edge technology pavilions, networking and special events, and much more. For more information, visit www.npe.org.

Exhibitor Locator

Don't get lost finding your way through all those exhibitors! Use this map to find Plastics Decorating advertisers and sponsors on the NPE trade show floor. Download the map and take it with you.
Updated March 4, 2015

Additional Information

NPE2015 Brings Technology and Education to Orlando

Product Introductions/Highlights

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Injection Molding

Central Decal to Spotlight New Decorating Technology
At NPE2015, Central Decal will introduce KAPcal and KAPfilm post mold decorating technology and spotlight recent advances in KAPiml and KAPimd. Visit booth S15090 for the latest decorating solutions for your applications. Learn more.


iMIG Systems Develops New Technology for Injection Molders
iMIG Systems, Clarkdale, AZ, has solved the problem for companies legally required to include a permanent color or multicolored label on their injection-molded polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) parts. Learn more.



Inks

Inkcups Now Introduces Durable, Flexible UV Ink
A new flexible UV LED ink from Inkcups Now, Danvers, MA, can stretch, bend, twist, squeeze or fold, and will not crack or distort. XFlexx is available exclusively for the X2 flatbed UV inkjet printer and the XJET industrial inkjet printer. Learn more.



Printers

DESCO to Display DRCP-4RR Closure Printer
Now a division of Apex Machine Company, Inc., Desco will display its high-volume DRCP-4 Dual Blanket four-color rotary cap printer to audiences at NPE2015. Learn more.

OMSO "ServoBottle 8" to Debut at NPE
After the success of ServoBottle 12, OMSO North America, Inc., Erlanger, KY, will introduce a more compact version – the ServoBottle 8 – for the first time in the US at booth #S24037 during NPE2015. Learn more.


Innovative Digital Systems Offers New Digital Technology
Innovative Digital Systems, Indian Trail, NC, will be displaying a range of flatbed and rotary digital printing equipment in booth #5191. It also will showcase new digital technology along with hot stamp foils and supplies for complete product decoration. Learn more.


Engineered Printing Solutions Introduces Industrial Flatbed Printer
The fJETXL from Engineered Printing Solutions, East Dorset, VT, combines high-quality performance with high-speed, short-run and on demand printing at an affordable price. It delivers vivid colors and fine details in full bed printing (39x24") at resolutions of up to 1200dpi in less than two minutes. Learn more.



Robots

KENT to Introduce Scara Robot Automation for Pad Printing
KENT and Diversified Printing Techniques will showcase various pad printing innovations in booth #W3527 at NPE, including Scara Robot automation for pad printing. The unmanned production equipment is efficient and eco-friendly. Learn more.



Surface Treatment

Plasmatreat to Debut Surface Treatment Device at NPE2015
Plasmatreat North America will present a brand-new surface treatment device, the RD2005U, at NPE2015. The new OpenairŪ atmospheric plasma device was developed to treat the plastic substrates that are increasingly used in light-weighting projects, such as SMC, carbon fiber and glass fibre. Learn more.



Welders

Branson Ultrasonics Launches Line of Vibration Welders
Branson Ultrasonics Corporation, an Emerson business, Danbury, CT, has launched its new GVX Series of vibration welders for advanced industrial assembly applications.  e GVX-3H is the  rst product in the new lineup, with additional models planned. Learn more.


Herrmann Ultrasonics to Demonstrate Ultrasonic Welder with Functional Integration
At NPE2015, Herrmann Ultrasonics will demonstrate live the process interlinking of several production steps: a standard modular ultrasonic welder HiQ DIALOG, shown in combination with a touch-sensitive small-scale robot, a camera and a marking device. The robot makes multi-axle handling of the applications possible, while a camera checks the parts for quality and completeness. After the weld process, all parts are individually marked, providing the current date and time, as well as a unique application number. Learn more.


Extol to Introduce Welder for Small Spaces
The Compact FUSION™ from EXTOL, Zeeland, MI, is a precise, servo-driven plastics welder designed for cleanrooms and limited space installations. Intended for assemblies no larger than 6x8", Compact FUSION provides superb process control and quick cycle times. Learn more.


Sonics to Debut New e-Press Touch
Sonics & Materials, Inc., Newtown, CT, will introduce its new e-Press Touch, an ultrasonic stepper motor welder with touch-panel technology featuring a single streamlined box containing both the controller and power supply. The unit consists of an electric stepper motor press with optical linear encoder for high-precision, repeatable welds (depth tolerance of +/- 0.0003 in.) and a unified touchscreen controller/power supply. Learn more.


Dukane Introduces iQ Series Integrated Servo Driven Ultrasonic Welder
The iQ Series Integrated Servo Driven Ultrasonic Welder from Dukane Corporation, St Charles, IL, features patented Melt-Match® technology. The system addresses the need of an out-of-the-box, plug-and-play servo driven ultrasonic welder. Learn more.



Other

Sonics Launches App
Sonics & Materials, Inc., Newtown, CT, has developed a free mobile app for plastics assembly and welding applications. The app is available in Android and Apple platforms and can be found on Google Play and iTunes. Learn more.

Business of Plastics to Feature Discussion on Decorating
The Business of Plastics Conference, a three-day program taking place during NPE, will provide business and technical presentations on issues currently of concern to plastics professionals. The conference will consist of 37 presentations, including a panel discussion on Evaluating New Technologies vs Current Decorating Techniques moderated by Jeff Peterson, editor-in-chief of Plastics Decorating. Learn more.

Plastics Decorating to Have Booth at NPE2015
Plastics Decorating will staff a booth at NPE2015 in the South Hall. Taking place March 23-27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, NPE2015 will bring together the leading plastics decorating and assembly suppliers and plastics processors in an event held once every three years. Learn more.