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“Man and Plastics – Plastics and Sports” was the Motto of the 4th Austrian Plastics Day

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May 14, 2009

Experts from the healthcare and athletics fields discuss the impact of plastics in their respective line of work

On May 12, 2009 industry experts gathered for the 4th time since 2003 to exchange ideas and discuss trends and latest industry developments.

Topics at the 4th Austrian Plastics Day held in Vienna included the impact of plastics in professional and popular sports as well as sports for the physically challenged. Stages of development in polymeric surfaces for skis and snowboards as well as the importance of sustainability in this area were also highlighted. A separate focus on plastics in orthopedics and prosthetics completed the program.

The Austrian plastics industry employs 65,000 workers in 740 companies generating annual shipments of USD 17.5 billion. With an export quota of 74% the Austrian plastics industry is very internationally oriented.

Learn more about the Austrian and European plastics industry at NPE 2009 (June 22 – 26 at McCormick Place in Chicago). Representatives from Austria will give a presentation at the Business of Plastics Conference on June 24, 2009 at 10:30 AM entitled “Innovative Austria: Strategies for US Companies to Conquer the European Market“. For more information, please visit and enter keyword "Austria". For registration, please go to .

Don’t miss the Austrian pavilion at NPE 2009 with 14 Austrian exhibitors showcasing their latest technologies and innovative products (McCormick Place, South Hall, Booth #32048).