NORTHBROOK, IL, March 6, 2012 – – UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a world leader in advancing safety, will offer four presentations at the NPE 2012 International Plastics Exposition in Orlando, Florida, April 2nd through the 5th. These panels will feature UL experts who will offer insights into the industry’s future, its challenges, and its opportunities for manufacturers to position themselves most effectively.

The four presentations will be held in the Technology Theatre in the Orange County Convention Center and will include the following:

Monday,
April 2: 
 

 2:30-3:00pm 
  

 "The Metamorphosis of Plastics and Consequential Challenges" 
Tuesday,
April 3:
 1:00-1:30pm  "Positioning Your Materials for Emerging Technologies"
Wednesday,
April 4: 
 3:00-3:30pm  "A New Era in Packaging"
Thursday,
April 5:
11:30am-12:00pm  "Architecting the Future of Plastics"

"The global plastics industry faces critical challenges today," said Manish Bhatnagar, General Manager, UL Global Chemicals Industry. "We hope our presentations will help spark dialog among attendees on how to avoid innovation pitfalls, maximize opportunities to global access, and find efficiencies in the supply chain through certification."

In addition to the panels, attendees will be offered free one-on-one consultations with UL experts. Reservations for a free consultation with a UL technical expert can be made by visiting: www.ul.com/plastics.