The first NPE
* When: April 22-27, 1946
* Where: Grand Central Palace in New York
* Exhibit space: 24,000 square feet
* Number of exhibitors: 164 - all from the U.S.
* Number of visitors: 87,000 (Visitors included the general public as well as plastics industry attendees.)
* Theme: "Better World"
* Chairman: William T. Cruse, chief operating officer of the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. Cruse chaired NPE from 1946-61.