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.