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Technical Sessions Overview

2017 Conference Schedule 

2017 Speaker/Author Release Form 

The SPE TPO Automotive Engineered Polyolefins Conference typically draws over 800 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. 

2017 Technical Sessions

To help attendees better understand current and emerging trends in this field, traditional technical sessions are organized and co-chaired as follows:


17.1 Additives & Modifiers: Neil Fuenmayor, LyondellBasell Industries/ Mark Jablonka, Dow Elastomers

17.2 Reinforcements & Compounds: Mike Balow, Asahi Kasei Plastics NA/, Ermanno Ruccolo, Borealis Compounds

17.3 Interior Soft Trim: Skins, Foams & Components: Dr. Sam He Inteva Products, LLC/Robert Eller, Robert Eller Associates, LLC Kevin Lyons, Inteva Products, LLC

17.4 Surface Enhancements: Dr. Rose Ryntz, IAC/Jim Keller, United Paint & Chemicals Corp./Jeff Crist, Ford Motor Company

17.5 Bio-Based and Recycled Materials: Susan Kozora, IAC/Dr. Alper Kiziltas Ford Motor Co

17.6 Adhesives & Coatings: Hoa Pham, Freudenberg Performance Materials,LP/ Dr. Pravin Sitaram, Haartz Corp

17.7 Lightweighting of Parts: John Haubert, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles/Normand Miron, Washington Penn Plastic Co., Inc

17.8 Process Developments: Dr. Suresh Shah, Delphi(Retired)/ Kurt Anthony, Washington Penn Plastic Co., Inc

17.9 Modeling & Simulators: Dr.Li Lu Ford Motor Company/Hanno Van Raalte, Autodesk, Inc

17.10 Interior Emissions: Dr. Laura Shereda Asahi Kasei Plastics NA

To contact the session chairs, please e-mail Karen Rhodes-Parker, Karen (at) spedetroit.com


Guidelines for Speakers

Please review our one-page TPO Paper/Presentations Guidelines.