NPE2012 show approaches sellout: Japanese presence assured

Leaders of the Japanese injection molding machinery sector and other local plastic industry heavyweights were out in force a few nights back at a reception organized by NPE organizer SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association (Washington, DC) coinciding with the IPF show in Japan. SPI President and CEO Bill Carteaux welcomed almost 90 industry players to the event.

Thanking those who participated in NPE2009 during the height of the global recession, Carteaux noted that this turned out to be a turning point for the plastics market in the U.S. as sales in all sectors began to grow after the show. He also noted that, "Contrary to everything you may read in the press, the United States plastics market continues to do well. We continue to see growth in many markets...unless of course you are in housing."...