2022 Special Events
PTXPO BY THE NUMBERS
Total Square Feet of Product and Service Exhibit Space
Buyer Prospects Reached Multiple Times, Multiple Ways Through Plastics Technology, MoldMaking Technology and Additive Manufacturing Media Brands
Injection Molders and Extruders Located Within 400 Miles of Chicago
2022 projected spending in plastics, increasing 27% over 2021
Source: Gardner Intelligence’s 2021 annual capital spending survey for plastics processing
Dedicated Technology Pavilions Representing
All the Major Processes in Plastics Manufacturing
Industry Association, Society and Affinity Partners: Major Players Committed to Growing and Advocating for the Plastics Market
Download the Official PTXPO Mobile Show App
Effortless PTXPO planning - all within your grasp!
See what’s new in the realm of plastics
Build a personalized event agenda
Search for exhibitors and products on the show floor
Find free Tech Talks and in-booth demos
Connect with colleagues and partners
Get important show information, in real time, on your time
Take the Tech Challenge and win a grand prize
At PTXPO, you'll have access to three Tech Talk Theaters featuring educational sessions delivered by experts in plastics processing, 3D printing and mold making.
Our team has started a new video update series to help answer frequently asked questions and keep all attendees informed on recent news about the event. Watch this week's update now to make sure you have the latest information.
The pavilioned exhibit halls of PTXPO will feature equipment, machinery, solutions, materials, and technology for all plastics processes, mold making and additive manufacturing.
You won’t have to go far to get ahead at PTXPO. Experts will be on-hand to deliver remarks, tips, and techniques to help your business succeed, right from the show floor.
PTXPO offers unlimited opportunities to foster relationships and establish valuable industry connections.
IMPORTANT EXHIBITOR PROMOTIONS AND SAVINGS DEADLINES
Call for Tech Talk Theater Speakers
Only thought leaders from PTXPO exhibiting companies will be asked to provide their expertise and insight on the topics that matter most to plastics processors. Submit an outline/abstract of what you'd like to present in one of our three Tech Talk Theaters HERE. Editors from Plastics Technology, MoldMaking Technology and Additive Manufacturing will curate our educational program from these submissions.
Free Exhibitor Benefits Webinar
Learn how to fully harness the powerful digital marketing tools PTXPO provides to draw qualified buyer traffic to your booth and elevate your brand's presence at the show. Join us January 25, 2022 from
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. EST.
Hear from Our Team
We know attendee time is valuable and we want to make it quick and efficient for them to connect with people that can help them improve their business.
- Jim Callari, Editorial Director, Plastics Technology
There are currently no major plastics processing events serving the Midwest, which is the hub of the industry. Research to our readers and advertisers has strongly encouraged us to launch this type of event in this location.
- Ryan Delahanty Publisher, Plastics Technology
To enable attendees to see all the suppliers they need to as efficiently as possible, the show will be organized by pavilions for major process and product categories, including an Amerimold pavilion for mold makers and builders.
- Allison Kline Miller, Director of Events, Gardner Business Media
Get the Most Out of
Plastics Technology Expo 2022
Are you a supplier, equipment manufacturer or technology solutions provider for plastics? Showcase your products and know-how on the PTXPO show floor and be seen by buyers.
In addition to connecting buyers and sellers, PTXPO will offer free opportunities to learn from industry experts. Don’t miss this invaluable knowledge!
Whether you’re on the show floor, in the lobby or at a reception, the entire plastics market will be present at PTXPO. You’ll meet peers, find solutions, and expand your network.
PTXPO22 exhibiting companies will receive 10 complimentary vouchers to the PTXPOasis Club. Reserve a few for your own team members and/or provide as a gift to your most treasured customers and prospects. Contact your sales representative for assistance.
The Space Investment Protection Plan (SIPP) gives exhibitors peace of mind with their PTXPO 2022 commitment. From supply chain disruptions to international travel concerns, COVID-19 has brought many changes to how we conduct business.
This protection plan is completely optional and will allow you to cancel your booth up to 60 days before PTXPO 2022 and receive a full refund of money paid.
We are committed to offering you a means by which to secure your investment amidst this disruptive environment.
Interested in becoming a PTXPO Exhibitor or Sponsor?
Contact email@example.com or your Gardner Business Media Sales Rep to get involved.
EVENT SALES SPECIALISTS
Rachel Freking firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony Pavlik email@example.com
Brian Wertheimer firstname.lastname@example.org
John Campos email@example.com
Maalik Bomar firstname.lastname@example.org
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A Hub for Advanced Manufacturing
Chicago is the third largest city in the U.S.
Illinois is the 4th largest manufacturing state in the U.S.
Chicago’s economy ranks 17th in the world.
There are 4,300+ firms that manufacture plastics, rubber, and metals in the state.
290,000+ Illinois workers are employed in advanced manufacturing
10% of the Illinois workforce is employed in manufacturing
Create a MyPTXPO Planner!
Save time onsite by creating a personalized PTXPO schedule in advance. Find exhibitors to visit, education sessions to attend and create a meeting schedule with this easy-to-use tool. Anything you add will be accessible through the PTXPO mobile app too!
What are the benefits
of creating a planner?
Create a personalized show experience
Save time on the show floor by focusing your approach
Organize your appointments all in one place
Compile a must-see list of exhibitors and bring it with you to the show
Organize show-related activities using the Events Calendar
Print a map of the show floor highlighting the booths you plan to visit, or download the official PTXPO Mobile App to sync your agenda to your phone (Coming Soon!)
Vaccine: Proof Not Required
Who should attend PTXPO?
Plastics manufacturing professionals from the shop floor to the front office will attend PTXPO. If you’re involved or interested in any of the following, PTXPO is for you!
Injection & Blow Molding
Extrusion & Thermoforming
Why You Should Be at PTXPO
All the Plastics Processing Solutions You Need, Under One Roof!