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NPE 2024: Showcasing UBQ’s Innovations in Sustainable Plastics

      27 Apr 2024

As the premier plastics event, NPE 2024 provides an essential platform for exploring the latest innovations shaping the industry. This year, UBQ Materials is at the forefront, demonstrating how we’re transforming waste into bio-based, climate-positive material solutions. 

NPE 2024: The Plastics Show

With the theme “Made for You,” NPE 2024 will take place from May 6-10 at the Orlando Convention Center, and an estimated attendance of over 55,000 visitors and 2,000 exhibitors.


The NPE (National Plastics Exposition) event, founded by the Plastics Industry Association, has a storied history dating back to its inception. This premier event was designed to showcase the innovations and advancements within the plastics industry, offering a comprehensive platform for professionals to connect, learn, and grow. 


Over the years, NPE has evolved into a global phenomenon, attracting tens of thousands of attendees from across the world, representing every aspect of the plastics supply chain. Its success is not just measured by the number of attendees or exhibitors but by the significant impact it has had on fostering technological advancements, promoting sustainable practices, and driving economic growth within the industry. 


NPE has become an important event for unveiling new products, forging partnerships, and setting industry trends, reflecting its enduring legacy and the vibrant future it promises for the plastics community.

UBQ’s Presence at NPE 2024

Located in the heart of the action, UBQ Materials will be stationed at booth S18027, located in the South Hall, Level 1, and will be showcasing over 30 different applications that have been made with our revolutionary material, UBQ™, turning them into climate-positive, more circular products, including those developed by McDonald’s, Keter, Crescent Garden, Claro, and Lay’s, among others.


Our theme, “Here, There, Everywhere,” reflects our mission to address the ubiquitous problem of waste by offering sustainable, bio-based solutions across industries. And our booth serves as a dynamic, interactive space where visitors can explore and engage with our sustainable solutions firsthand.

Highlighting UBQ Material Applications at UBQ’s Booth

At our booth, we’ll be showcasing several innovative applications of our material, including:

  • The award-winning short glass fiber-polypropylene compound used in automotive applications, recognized for its environmental innovation in manufacturing.
  • InOu, a modular, customizable, and designed for performance chair by Crescent Garden.
  • Tabletop made with 75% UBQ™ material.
  • Comfortable and stylish flip-flops.
  • Advanced LED light fixtures.
  • Electronic component packaging tape reels.
  • And many more applications


Visitors to the UBQ booth will also be able to learn more about additional ‘larger’ applications of the UBQ Material on mounted monitors playing information videos. 

Engagement and Innovation: UBQ’s Agenda at NPE

UBQ’s participation in NPE 2024 is an excellent opportunity for industry leaders and innovators to engage with our cutting-edge technology through a series of exclusive, invitation-only events. 


These invitation-only meetings allow attendees to explore UBQ’s solution and applications, emphasizing our role as a pioneer in sustainable materials innovation.


Interested participants are encouraged to submit a request for consideration, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Featured Sessions

Session 1: Can-Do Sustainability with UBQ

Gali Feldboy-Klinger, Global Sustainability Director at UBQ Materials, will discuss the worldwide problem of waste, from the floating “Island of Debris” to the impact of methane emissions on the environment, and how UBQ™ can address these issues right now. 


Date: Monday, May 6

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Session 2: Revolutionize, Not Compromise

Kurt Kronawittleithner, Global Technical Services and Applications Development Director at UBQ Materials, will explain how you can slash your products’ carbon footprint with UBQ™. The conversation will primarily focus on applications for the building and construction, consumer durables, and supply chain & logistics industries.


Date: Tuesday, May 7

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Experience the UBQ Revolution

If you have limited time but still would like to learn about what UBQ is doing in partnership with Teknor Apex, join one of the 20-minute sessions at Teknor Apex’s booth S24049, Tuesday through Thursday, at 9 a.m.


Kurt Kronawittleithner, Global Technical Services and Applications Development Director at UBQ Materials, and Roland Ruprecht, Global Technology Director at Teknor Apex, will host a captivating chat about our waste-to-materials solution and help you discover how we are transforming unsorted waste into a versatile and sustainable material currently used in many industries.

Empowering Consumers to Push for Sustainability

On April 22, 2024, and to celebrate Earth Day, UBQ Materials unveiled its first consumer marketing campaign, the “World of UBQ”, aimed at educating the public on the company’s game-changing sustainable material and the potential it has for sustainable consumer products at retail.


The “World of UBQ” campaign utilizes animation and characters to tell the story of UBQ Materials in an engaging and approachable manner. It positions UBQ as a ‘can-do’ sustainability company, delivering real and immediate material solutions to address critical environmental and climate issues.


With humor and strong educational content, the campaign encourages consumers to ask their favorite brands to be more proactive about humanity’s shared future, encouraging them to carry and develop more UBQ-based products. 


NPE visitors will have the chance to enjoy the first animated video created for this campaign.

Looking Ahead

NPE 2024 is more than just an event; it’s a movement towards a more sustainable future in the plastics industry. UBQ Materials is proud to be at the helm of this transformation, showcasing our commitment to innovation, sustainability, and a circular economy. Join us in Orlando to witness how we’re making sustainability ubiquitous in the plastics industry and beyond.

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