NPE 2003 is years away, but you can gain the information you need now by attending Plastics USA in Chicago on October 2-4 at McCormick Place North. Produced by the same organizations that bring NPE, Plastics USA offers 120,000 ft2 of exhibit space and 500 suppliers of machinery, auxiliary equipment, components, new materials, tools and dies, robotics, software and other related products and services.

Plastics USA also will offer educational seminars sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), which will cover a range of plastics manufacturing techniques from the basics to advanced skill-building. Seminars will cover such topics as blow molding, color and appearance, electrical and electronic, engineering properties and structure, extrusion, injection molding, mold making and mold design and much more.

To register for the conference, visit www.plasticsusa.org.