When

Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 3:00 PM EDT
-to-
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 1:00 PM EDT

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Where

Troy Marriott 
200 W Big Beaver
Troy, MI 48084
 

 
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Contact

Karen Rhodes-Parker 
Society of Plastics Engineers Detroit Section 
248-244-8993 ext 3 
karen@auto-tpo.com 
 

 

SPE AUTO TPO CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS ANNOUNCE 2019  CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Now entering its third decade, the show is the world's leading engineered polyolefins forum featuring 70+ technical presentations, keynote speakers, networking, receptions and exhibits that highlight advances in polyolefin materials, processes and applications technologies as well as a growing range of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) and thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs).  This year's conference will be held October 6-9, 2019 at the Troy Marriott (Troy, Michigan) in the suburbs of Detroit.

Be a part of the SPE TPO Automotive Engineered Polyolefins Conference and learn how TPOs are drivig value, kight weight and innovative automotive solutions.  This premier conference draws over 900 of the world's most knowledgeable decision makers and industry experts who share their perspective and groundbreaking developments on one of the world's fastest-growing polymer families.

TPO 2019 CONFERENCE TECHNICAL PROGRAM SESSIONS & CHAIRS

 Materials Developments

 Mike Balow, Asahi Kasei Plastics N.A., 

 Mark Jablonka, The Dow Chemical Co 

 Peter Glenister, LyondellBasell

Surface Enhancements  

Dr. Rose Ryntz, Ryntz & Associates,

 Jim Keller, Mankiewicz Costings 

Jeff Crist, Ford Motor Co

Interior Applications & Laminating Adhesives 

 Dr. Pravin Sitaram, Haartz Corporation

Sarah Gatzek, Ford Motor Co

Hoa Pham, Freudenberg Perfromance Materials

Process Developments & Simulations 

 Kurt Anthony, Washington Penn Plastic Co., Inc

Dr. Suresh Shah, SPE Fellow

Dr. Li Lu, Ford Motor Co.

Lightweighting of Polyolefin Parts 

 Mike Shoemaker, Borealis Compounds,

Dr. Nadeem Bokhari, Sumitomo Chemical,

Normand Miron, Washington Penn Plastic Co. Inc

Bio Based &Recycled Materials  

Susan Kozora, IAC Group

Alper Kiziltas, Ford Motor Co.

Interior Emissions 

 Dr. Laura Shereda, Asahi Kasei Plastics N.A

Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) 

 Kurt Anthony, Washington Penn Plastic Co., Inc

Dr. Suresh Shah, SPE Fellow

Nihir Bhuva, Asahi Kasei Plastics N.A.

Sunday October 6, 2019 Workshops 

Two technical workshops 3:00pm and 4:00pm

Anyone interested in presenting a paper at this year's conference should submit an abstract by April 8, 2019  to TPOpapers@auto-tpo.com.  Completed papers/presentation should be sent to the same address by July 12, 2019.

 

KEY CONFERENCE CONTACTS:

Conference Co-Chairs

Neil Fuenmayor, LyondellBasell

neil.fuenmayor@lyondellbasell.com

John Haubert, FCA US LLC

john.haubert@fcagroup.com

Bill Windscheif, Advanced Innovative Solutions, Ltd.

wjwind@comcast.net

 

Technical Program Co-Chairs

Dr. Norm Kakarala

nkakarala@auto-tpo.com

Dr. Alper Kiziltas, Ford Motor Co

akizilt@ford.com

David Helmer, General Motors

david.helmer@gm.com

Sponsorship/Exhibit Co-Chairs

Dr. Sassan Tarahomi, Alterra Holdings

starahomi@auto-tpo.com

David Okonski, General Motors

doknonski@auto-tpo.com

  About the Auto TPO Conference

The SPE TPO Automotive Engineered Polyolefins Conference  typically draws over 900 attendees from 20 countries on 4 continents who are vitally interested in learning about the latest in rigid and elastomeric TPO as well as TPE and TPV technologies.  Fully a third of conference attendees work for a transportation OEM, and nearly 20% work for a tier integrator.  Few conferences of any size can provide this type of networking opportunity or put you before such an engaged, global audience interested in hearing the latest olefin advances.  The show is organized by volunteers from the Detroit Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).

 

Learn more:  http://auto-tpo.com.