Published On: Thu, Sep 3rd, 2015

Plastics Recycling Among Topics SPI Plans to Highlight at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Booth

PACK EXPO Las Vegas to Serve as Venue for Preview of Exclusive Plastics in Packaging Market Watch Report

WASHINGTON – In celebration of PACK EXPO’s 20th anniversary, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association announced today that it secured space in the South Hall for a recycling- and membership-focused exhibit at the upcoming show, Sept. 28-30 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas.

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Plastics Recycling Among Topics SPI Plans to Highlight at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Booth

To complement its informative booth (South Hall-7888), SPI will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 to release a preview of its exclusive report, “Plastics Market Watch: Plastics in Packaging.” The report is the third in a series of publications analyzing  plastics’ role in various end markets. The press conference will be held in press briefing room (S-226).

“As the leading trade association representing the third largest manufacturing sector, SPI continues its mission to advance plastics innovation and to position plastics as the material of choice at PACK EXPO Las Vegas,” said William R. Carteaux, SPI president and CEO. “SPI’s efforts to educate the industry about the benefits of plastics sustainability will be central to our booth, which will house other information about SPI’s programs and member benefits.

Participation in PACK EXPO is one approach SPI uses in its ongoing strategy to remain in contact with all facets of the plastics manufacturing supply chain.”

“The professional organizations that represent our attendees understand the value of the shows,” said Jim Pittas, senior vice president of the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI), the organization that produces PACK EXPO. “They see how being at PACK EXPO Las Vegas strengthens industry connections that support their own organizations’ missions and goals, and creates more opportunities for innovation across industry segments.”

Meanwhile, SPI staff including Patty Long, senior vice president of industry affairs, and Kyra Mumbauer, senior director of global regulatory affairs, are the featured speakers at the press conference and will be available for interviews. They will discuss “Plastics Market Watch:

Plastics in Packaging,” SPI’s first market assessment report on packaging that covers the history and scope of the industry, the utility of plastics packaging compared to other materials, advances in technology, demographic and lifestyle trends that will impact future markets, the environmental concerns that are spurring greater focus on recycling, and other related issues.

The Plastics Market Watch series looks at the consumer’s impact on the business of plastics, including demographics, economics, policy developments and technological improvements for markets including automotive & transportation, healthcare, packaging, and housing &
construction.

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