PlasticsToday, the Global Community for Plastics Professionals, Celebrates its 5th Anniversary and Creates Stronger Alliance with PLASTEC Events

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Canon, the world's leading advanced manufacturing industry resource, celebrates the 5th Anniversary of PlasticsToday, the leading online community and source of business-critical information and plastics processing technology insights for plastics processors  around the world.  PlasticsToday was launched in 2008 as the online portal for Modern Plastics Worldwide and Injection Molding Magazine, which served the plastics industry for more than 88 years.  Since its inception, PlasticsToday has paved the way in becoming the first true online plastics community by providing high-quality editorial, vendor supplied information, and user-generated content.  PlasticsToday is a one-stop-shop where plastics processors can keep up-to-date anytime, anywhere with the latest industry news, technology, events, and educational resources. 

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"Since its launch in 2008, PlasticsToday has experienced continuous growth in all relevant metrics," Tony Deligio, PlasticsToday Director of Content said. "More importantly, we have seen the interaction with, and among, our visitors grow as well; that's the true mark of a community."

Furthering its commitment to engagement, UBM Canon has realigned its PLASTEC, Plast-Ex, and Expoplast trade events and conferences with PlasticsToday to leverage the leading plastics community and industry information resource.  PlasticsToday and PLASTEC Events will partner more closely to deliver the most relevant, cutting edge education and conferences to the plastics community both online and at its face-to-face events and conferences in North America.

"UBM Canon is a premier producer of events and conferences, and the opportunity to fully integrate the PlasticsToday experience with PLASTEC events and conferences creates a wholly unique presence in the plastics industry," Deligio said. "Online and in person, UBM Canon's Plastics Group is the best resource for plastics professionals."

PlasticsToday will begin its anniversary celebration at UBM Canon's PLASTEC Midwest event, September 10-12, 2013 in Chicago, IL.  PlasticsToday will be featuring its very own Roadshow featuring industry insights from key players in the plastics processing industry.  Our expert team of editors will interview key individuals live on the show floor and post the recorded sessions on the PlasticsToday website. PlasticsToday is also teaming up with Plasaver LLC, developer of innovative desktop injection molding machines, to mold special giveaways for event attendees in its booth.. These are just some of the few activities PlasticsToday has in store for the 2013-2014 event lineup.

For further information about PlasticsToday, download the 2014 Media Guide or visit plasticstoday.com. Visit ubmcanon.com/plastics to learn more about PLASTEC, Plast-Ex, and Expoplast events and conferences.

Follow @PlasticsToday for the latest news and information about the plastics industry.

About UBM Canon
UBM Canon is the leading B-to-B event producer, publisher, and digital media company for the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry. Our print and electronic products deliver trusted information to the advanced manufacturing market and leverage our proprietary 1.3 million name database to connect suppliers with buyers and purchase influencers. We produce more than 50 events and conferences in a dozen countries, connecting manufacturing professionals from around the globe.  UBM Canon is part of UBM plc (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B-to-B communities and markets.

About UBM plc
UBM plc is a global events-led marketing services and communications company.  We help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events and online, as well as producing and distributing news and specialist content.  Our 5,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into expert teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For more information, go to http://www.ubm.com; follow us on Twitter at @UBM plc to get the latest UBM corporate news.

SOURCE UBM Canon



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