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NPE2018 Preview

Professionals from every spectrum of the plastics industry and its vertical markets will assemble in Orlando, Florida, on May 7-11 to discover the tools, and access the emerging technologies that are shaping the future of plastics.

Produced by Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), this triennial international event features a one million-square-foot exhibit hall filled with full-scale, operating machinery and equipment; 2,000 exhibiting companies; multiple education opportunities; cutting-edge Technology and Exhibit Zones; and more. For more information, visit www.npe.org.

NPE Spotlight

The following are current Plastics Business advertisers that will be exhibiting at NPE. Be sure to stop by their booths to see what's new.



Booth #W4283

Employing the newest in electronic technology, 3DT manufactures corona and plasma surface treatment systems designed to improve adhesion on a wide array of plastics, rubber, foam, glass and more. Our complete line of standard and truly custom systems create powerful bonding for printing, adhesive, coating, and laminating applications. 3DT’s systems are designed and manufactured in the USA. Stop by booth #W4283 to see a demonstration of 3DT’s new PolyDyne Pro- our powerful, smart and versatile corona generator.

Apex Machine Company

Booth #W1553

Established in 1903, Apex-Desco offers an unmatched level of experience and expertise in designing-engineering customized part handling and marking/decorating solutions for 3-D product packaging. Live demonstrations on handling and printing cylindrical and vertical parts, strapping and caps-closures. Five different printing and decorating systems will be on display at NPE.


Booth #W2103

CER announces the North American launch of the ULTIMAX-2M2N Hot Stamp/Heat Transfer Machine. Ideally suited for cosmetic packaging applications including lipsticks, jars and caps, the ULTIMAX-2M2N provides 15% greater throughput than competitive models and requires fewer moving parts. Contact us at Brenda_Denny@itwids.com to schedule an at-show consultation. NPE Booth #W2103. www.itwcer.com


Booth #S14075

Exhibiting its line of Ruco pad printing and screen printing inks, as well as its Standard Machine pad printing equipment.
Diversified Printing Techniques

Diversified Printing Techniques

Booth #W3783

Diversified Printing Techniques will be showing pad printing equipment build for today’s manufacturing needs. We will be showing robot automation, simple automation, and equipment made to improve your process. Not only will we be showing great equipment, we will be showing our patented ink cups with liners, high quality laser plates, and all the supplies needed for your pad printing operation.


Booth #W1442

Dukane, a global leader in plastic welding technology, is exhibiting servo ultrasonic welding systems with patented Melt-Match® technology providing the most accurate and repeatable ultrasonic plastic welders in the industry. Dukane will also focus on their particulate free/particulate reducing processes including Hot Gas Welding, Infrared preheat vibration technologies and clear to clear plastic laser welding requiring no absorbing additives. Dukane’s industry experts will be present providing part design and process evaluation to improve your process.
Emerson Branson

Emerson Branson

Booth #W3763

Introducing the Branson GLX laser welder technology that delivers clean, high-speed welding for medium and large-format plastic parts with complex geometrics requiring precisely controlled particulate-free welds with superior aesthetic quality. Branson GLX welders offer close loop force control system with greater weld quality, weld consistency and overall repeatability.


Booth #W7059

Enercon offers atmospheric plasma treaters, flame surface treaters and corona treaters to improve adhesive and ink adhesion on plastics, composites, glass and metals. Treating cleans, etches and functionalizes surfaces, removing contamination, creating bonding sites and activating surfaces to promote adhesion. Visit Enercon at NPE booth W7059.
Engineered Printing Solutions

Engineered Printing Solutions

Booth #W5445

Providing turnkey solutions for decorating, branding and marking. The company can build what is needed and back what it builds. Offering inkjet customization, pad printing, automation, robotics and more. Engineered Printing Solutions is the leader in industrial inkjet integration.


Booth #S14035

Visit Inkcups at NPE to see the latest in direct to shape specialty printing technology. Live demonstrations will be held to show off our latest cylindrical printing technology and automation-ready equipment.
KBA-Kammann USA

KBA-Kammann USA, Inc.

Booth #W6466

KBA-Kammann USA provides innovative, precision-based decorating equipment for direct printing on three- dimensional containers. With innovative digital inkjet capabilities complementing its traditional screen-printing product line, KBA-Kammann continues to demonstrate technological leadership. Both processes can also be combined to take advantage of their best features, offering flexible high quality decorating.
Kurz Transfer Products

Kurz Transfer Products L.P.

Booth #W2763

Exhibiting new innovations with hot stamping, digital heat transfer decoration, functional technologies, machine and tooling advancements and mores. There will be interactive demonstrators featuring KURZ PolyIC sensors with gesture control, backlighting, and touch. A decoration demo of a premium automotive front grill design will also be available.


Booth #S26059

Showcasing ServoJet, digital machine for bottles. 7 color with digital white and Hexochrome CMYK+OG, full digital system, advanced inkjet technology for 3D container, full servo-driven movements, precise surface treatment, LED UV curing, integrated pre-press graphics design station, instant change over time for graphics, modular configuration with cassette system.


Booth #W7285

Displaying its atmospheric plasma treatment equipment for plastics parts and film.
Plastics Decorating

Plastics Decorating

Booth #S32089

Plastics Decorating reaches a targeted audience involved in plastics decorating and assembly processes through print, digital and mobile distribution. Each issue features the latest technology in hot stamping, pad printing, screen/offset printing, heat transfer, in-mold decorating and plastics assembly methods.

Proell, Inc.

Booth #W7475

Proell, Inc. is a US subsidiary of Proll KG, Germany, serving as both a central warehouse and service center for the highest quality IMD, screen, and pad printing inks. Featuring Norilux® DC, a formable, abrasion-resistant dual-cure screen printing lacquer, which is available in matte and high-gloss versions. 

Sonics & Materials

Booth #W2403

Sonics will be demonstrating its full line of ultrasonic welding systems, tooling and components, including bench model presses, hand-held units, and kits for OEM installation.  Vibration welders, spin welders, hot plate and staking/inserting machines, as well as custom tooling and fixtures, are also available. In-house manufacturing, FEA diagnostics, and dedicated Applications Lab. 
Trans Tech


Booth #W2103

TRANS TECH responds to popular demand in bringing back the beloved SealCup Pad Printer! In addition to the performance and reliability users expect, the NEW SealCup provides enhanced flexibility via pad stroke adjustment, patented Express Liners and Express Pad Technology (patent pending). Contact us at Brenda_Denny@itwids.com to schedule an at-show consultation. NPE Booth #W2103. www.itwtranstech.com

Trekk Equiment Group

Booth #W6993

Trekk Equipment Group offers a wide range of standard and custom-designed hot stamping and heat transfer decorating equipment packages, all of which include an industry-best five-year warranty. The equipment lines provide the capability to address all types of vertical press, peripheral, and roll-on decorating applications. Equipment packages may be designed to include bulk style infeed systems, slide tables, rotary tables, high-speed servo-motor control packages, material handling systems, custom-designed equipment features, fully automated production cells, and real-time product vision inspection with accept/reject part separation.
United Silicone

United Silicone

Booth #W2103

United Silicone´s NEW US25-E Frame Hot Stamp machine is specially designed for reusable container applications. The machine combines superior performance of 2.5 ton product platforms with 60% greater throat depth – ideal for crate, bin and tote applications. Contact us at Brenda_Denny@itwids.com to schedule an at-show consultation. NPE Booth #W2103. www.unitedsilicone.com

Venjakob North America Inc. / Nutro Inc.

Booth #S35067

Venjakob/Nutro is a leading manufacturer of highly automated finishing systems in the fields of paint line automation, robotic paint finishing, part pre-treatment (washing/activating), part conveyance, drying, curing (UV, IR and convection) and exhaust air filtering. Expertise knowledge over decades. You want to apply functional or decorative coatings, then challenge us!

Webtech Inc.

Booth #W4201

Webtech Inc., a manufacturer of Hot Stamping Foils, DriCal heat transfers and decorating equipment for 40 years, has introduced and is currently manufacturing its new therimage style decorating product, “Therm-It”. This new “Therm-It” heat transfer is designed to work on existing high speed therimage style decorating equipment. The “Therm-It” label is currently being used to decorate tapered flower pots, but can also be used for buckets, caps, cups, and flex bottles. Samples and videos of the numerous applications will be shown in our NPE booth W-4201.