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THE SPE DETROIT SECTION (www.speDetroit.org) has been PROUD TO ORGANIZE the Automotive TPO Conference for the past 20 years! Please select the DETROIT SECTION (S01) when joining SPE or renewing your membership.  Thanks for supporting the SPE DETROIT SECTION!

Welcome to the Internet Home of the SPE® Automotive TPO Engineered Polyolefins Global Conference the world’s leading forum on the use of rigid and elastomeric thermoplastic polyolefins (TPOs) in automotive and ground transportation. This conference provides the latest innovative developments in transportation polyolefin's and growing range of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE's) and thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV's).

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO...

Since 1998, volunteers from the Detroit Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers have organized the event for

  • Transportation OEMs
  • Tier Suppliers / Molders
  • Resin & Reinforcement Suppliers
  • Compounders
  • Additives Suppliers
  • Media
  • Government & Commercial Laboratories
  • Consultants

The event showcases technical presentations on materials development, compounds, new applications, surface enhancements, and processing advances, in addition to keynote speakers highlighting broader industry trends. To help build community and enhance networking opportunities, the event also features networking receptions and exhibits by key members of the transportation engineered polyolefin TPO supply chain. The conference typically draws over 800 key industry decision attendees from 4 continents and 20 countries. We hope you will consider being one of those attendees this year.

 

 

Important Traffic Note

The I-75 highway is under construction. The northbound ramp to Big Beaver will be closed. During the closure, northbound traffic will be directed to use the Corporate/Crooks Rd exit ramp. A detour will be posted for drivers back to Big Beaver.  Also, Big Beaver Road is down to one lane near the Marriott Hotel causing traffic delays. Please allow ample time to arrive at the conference.

2019 Technical Sessions

  • Materials Development
  • Surface Enhancements
  • Interior Applications & Laminating Adhesives
  • Lightweighting of Polyolefin Parts
  • Process Developments & Simulations
  • Bio-Based & Recycled Materials
  • Interior Emissions
  • Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)

 

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Future TPO Conference Dates

2020: October 4-7

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