The 2015 Chem Show, which took place November 17-19 at the Javits Center in New York, welcomed 5,170 registered attendees. Thousands of engineers, R&D, corporate managers and plant personnel from chemical, pharmaceutical, food, and other process industries reportedly interacted with the show’s 282 exhibitors, capitalized on a range of free seminars, and joined the 100-year celebration of the Chem Show’s history.

In addition, for the first time at the show, the Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Achievement Award was presented by the Chem Show’s longest standing exhibitor, Chemical Engineering Magazine. The 2015 Award went to Dow Performance Plastics for its INTUNE olefin block copolymers. This technology reportedly makes the blending of two previously unmixable polymers, polyethylene and polypropylene, possible through use of parts-per-million levels of catalyst at very specific temperatures.

In addition, the show introduced a free “best practices” seminar program. Industry experts spoke to key and critical issues faced by today’s chemical processing market, linking strategies and solutions to products and services seen on the Show floor.

“We are incredibly pleased with the enthusiastic feedback we have received from seminar attendees,” said Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Co. “The free seminars and other educational opportunities drew over 600 people and were extremely well-received. We’re already planning more meeting rooms at the 2017 Show to accommodate for an even larger program.”

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