SPE Auto TPO Conference: Call for Papers and Presentations
The thirteenth-annual SPE Automotive TPO Global Conference, the world’s leading automotive olefins forum sponsored by the Detroit Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), Troy, (Detroit) MI, USA, will be held October 2-5, 2011. Since 1998, SPE volunteers have organized the conference to update attendees on the latest developments in rigid and elastomeric thermoplastic olefins (TPOs). The show typically features 40+ technical presentations, panel discussions, keynote speakers, networking receptions, and exhibits that highlight advances in olefin materials, processes, and applications technologies as well as a growing range of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) and thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs).
The polyolefin supply chain has experienced major changes in recent years that are providing both challenges and opportunities for OEMs and the entire supply community. To help attendees better follow these trends, traditional technical sessions on Materials Development, Polypropylene Compounds, Applications Development, Surface Enhancements, and TPO / TPE Interfaces are planned for this year’s program, as well as a new session on Polyolefin Foam & Processes. Those interested in presenting this year should submit both abstracts and papers/presentations to TPOpapers@auto-TPO.com. Abstracts are due April 29, 2011 and noncommercial papers or presentations are due September 9, 2011.
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