NPE 2006, the International Plastics Showcase, will take place from June 19 to 23 at Chicago's McCormick Place exposition center.

Among the exhibitors at NPE 2006 will be suppliers of primary processing and auxiliary equipment, including process heating and process cooling equipment, components and supplies; machine and mold components and supplies; resins and compounds; additives, fillers, and reinforcements; and moldmaking services. Throughout the show, processing equipment will be shown in full-scale operation.

Conducted by industry professionals, the technical conference will consist of multiple concurrent sessions on business and technical topics of current importance to decision makers at plastics processing companies. Single-topic conferences, sponsored by SPI as well as other conference organizers, will address industry issues and technical subjects. Professional training seminars will be offered by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). Requiring payment by participants, these intense one- and two-day seminars will cover a range of plastics material, process, and design technologies.

The largest international plastics show of the year, NPE is founded and sponsored by the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. (SPI), Washington, D.C. For more information,