Nissei Plastics Industrial Co., Ltd. has confirmed that it will now exhibit at NPE 2009 - to be held June 22 - 26 at McCormick Place in Chicago - after previously canceling its planned participation in the show in February. Nissei's decision will allow the company to continue its long-standing tradition of exhibiting at NPE, which began in 1966 with its appearance as the first Japanese injection molding machine manufacturer to take part in the event. Nissei's Booth number at NPE 2009 is S36039.
Nissei's decision to re-enter NPE 2009 as an exhibitor comes after decisive actions on the part of the show's organizer, the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), to devise an aid package to offset eroding participation of show exhibitors adversely affected by the worsening global economy. These actions allowed Nissei to reverse its initial decision to pull out of NPE.
Top SPI officials travelled to Japan in early March to meet with Hozumi Yoda, president of Nissei, who made the initial decision to cancel Nissei's participation in NPE 2009. The officials explained the importance and influence of Japanese injection molding machine makers at the show. After proposing the aid plan to Nissei, the company decided to fully support NPE 2009 with its participation.
Nissei's exhibition space will be 4,400 square feet, half the size of its originally planned space. The company will display three types of molding machines at the show: the FNX80-12ALM, a hybrid type liquid silicon rubber (LSR) injection-molding system fit for clean-room use; the NEX110-18E electric injection molding machine for processing bioplastics; and the PNX40-5A hybrid type injection molding machine, used for molding high impact polystyrene (HIPS). Nissei will also feature at their booth samples of VOLTIGA, a new high-performance composite material.