March 9, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC: Anyone with an interest in plastics design can now go online to view the entries in the second International Plastics Design Competition (IPDC) and can even vote for the winner in one category—the “People’s Choice.” Winners in all categories will be announced during the NPE2012 international plastics exposition, April 1-5 in Orlando, FL.
Visitors to the IPDC website at www.plasticsdesign.org can view photos and information on candidate products by clicking on “Vote Here for People’s Choice.” The system permits only one vote per site visitor.
Judging for all other awards will be performed by a panel of nine. The products will be on display in the IPDC pavilion, Booth 21062, in the North-South Building of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Award winners will be announced at a reception and ceremony during NPE2012 on the evening of Tuesday, April 3.
The judging panel includes nine individuals based in six countries:
● Andy Beevers, Head of Business Publishing, Applied Market Information (UK)
● Tom Conklin, Senior Manager, Training & Education, Society of Plastics Engineers
● Tony Deligio, Editor in Chief, Plastics Today
● Bárbara Gaxiola, Gerente Editorial, Mundo Plastico (Mexico)
● Matthew Miller, Engineering Content Manager, GlobalSpec
● Matthew H. Naitove, Executive Editor, Plastics Technology
● Maria Natalia Ortega, Editora, Tecnologia del Plástico (Colombia)
● Mark Stephen, Editor, Canadian Plastics (Canada)
● Dr. Stephanie Waschbüsch, Editor in Chief, TPE Magazine (Germany)
The triennial NPE is produced by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association. The IPDC is supported by Design News, GlobalSpec, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), Plastics News Global Group, and Resin Technology Incorporated (RTi)..
For more information contact Carla Haus at SPI: Tel: 1-202-974-5276. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NPE2012 will take place Sunday through Thursday, April 1-5, 2012,. The exposition halls will be open April 2-5. A complete schedule of events can be found online at www.npe.org. NPE is solely owned and produced by the SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association.
Founded in 1937, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association promotes growth in the $380 billion U.S. plastics industry. Representing nearly 900,000 American workers in the third largest U.S. manufacturing industry, SPI delivers advocacy, market research, industry promotion, and the fostering of business relationships and zero waste strategies. SPI also owns and produces the international NPE trade show. All profits from NPE are reinvested into SPI’s industry services. Find SPI online at www.plasticsindustry.org and www.inthehopper.org.
"From resin suppliers and equipment makers to processors and brand owners, SPI is proud to represent all facets of the U.S. plastics industry," said William R. Carteaux, president and CEO, SPI. Our most recent economic reports show that the plastics industry as a whole is resilient, and has come through the recession significantly better than other U.S. manufacturing sectors."