21 February 2012
21 February 2012
Jon Huntsman, Jr. has accepted an invitation to deliver the keynote address at the formal Opening Gala of the NPE2012 international plastics exposition.
Taking place in Orlando, Florida on the evening of Sunday, April 1, 2012, the Opening Gala will celebrate the 75th anniversary of SPI and the 50th anniversary of the Plastics Hall of Fame. Ten plastics industry leaders will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during the event. On the following day, April 2, the NPE2012 exhibit halls and conferences will open at the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando.
SPI explain that Jon Huntsman, Jr. has had a notable career in public service as well as with the global plastics and chemicals company founded by his father, Jon M. Huntsman, Sr. They say he has received appointments from four U.S. presidents and served as U.S. Ambassador to Singapore and China. He was twice elected governor of the state of Utah. He has held leading positions in Huntsman Corporation since joining the family business in 1981 and is now a member of the board.
The NPE2012 Opening Gala will be a formal event which SPI say includes a reception, banquet, Governor Huntsman’s keynote address, and the Plastics Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Tickets cost US $300 per person and $2,200 for a table of eight. The event will take place from 5:30 to 9:45pm in the Sebastian J Ballroom of the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, US.
The UK's Engineering Industries Association (EIA) and the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) have received confirmation of government funding for UK engineering companies to exhibit at overseas trade shows.
Solvay reports that Advanced Sensor Technologies Inc (ASTi) has selected Ryton polyphenylene sulphide (PPS) to mould protective housings for two industrial-grade sensors.