Until TPO 2021

Technical Sessions Overview

2019 Speaker/Author Release Form – TBA

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.

2019 Technical Sessions

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

Materials Development

  • Mike Balow, Asahi Kasei Plastics North America
  • Mark Jablonka, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Peter Glenister, LyondellBasell

Surface Enhancements

  • Dr. Rose Ryntz, Ryntz & Associates
  • Jim Keller, Mankiewicz Coatings
  • Jeff Crist, Ford Motor Company

Interior Applications & Laminating Adhesives

  • Dr. Pravin Sitaram, Haartz Corporation
  • Sarah Gatzek, Ford Motor Company
  • Hoa Pham, Freudenberg Performance Materials

Process Developments & Simulations

  • Kurt Anthony, Washington Penn Plastic Co., Inc.
  • Dr. Suresh Shah, SPE Fellow
  • Dr. Li Lu, Ford Motor Company

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
  • Dr. Alper Kiziltas, Ford Motor Company

Interior Emissions

  • Dr. Laura Shereda, Asahi Kasei Plastics North America

Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)

  • Kurt Anthony, Washington Penn Plastic Co., Inc.
  • Dr. Suresh Shah, SPE Fellow
  • Nihir Bhuva, Asahi Kasei Plastics North America


Guidelines for Speakers

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

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