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  • Jan. 13-28, 2018

    NAIAS 2018

      Cobo Center, Detroit, MI


      Detroit is where future mobility innovations meet the pavement. With the largest concentration of the world’s top automotive and technology executives, designers, engineers and thought leaders, the North American International Auto Show serves as the global stage for companies to debut brand-defining vehicles and industry-shaping announcements.

      NAIAS is unmatched in the industry in presenting six unique shows in one, including: The Gallery, an ultra-luxury automotive event, AutoMobili-D, an inside look at future mobility platforms, Press Preview, Industry Preview, Charity Preview and then concluding with a nine-day Public Show.

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  • Jan. 30-Feb. 01, 2018

    AMI Polyethylene Films 2018

      Coral Springs, FL


      Polyethylene Films 2018 looked in detail at both the business challenges and technical developments and how they impact today’s film producers and what that implies for the future of the industry. Polyolefin films account for 22% of all the polymers used in North America and make a fundamental contribution to the society in which we all live. The fundamentals of the market are still being driven by new innovations in terms of resin formulation and processing technology. The increase in the level of sophistication of polyethylene products offered to customers has driven functionality of final package performance and created value throughout the supply chain.

      Polyethylene Films 2018 offered lively interaction between the finest expert panel of speakers and delegates and will provide a forum to debate the latest local and global trends within the industry. This conference will provide all attendees the opportunity to meet, share views, and discuss technical and business developments.

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  • Feb. 19-21, 2018

    Plastics Recycling 2018

  • Feb. 25-28, 2018

    SPE Society of Plastics Engineers International Polyolefin Conference 2018

      Hilton Houston North, Houston, TX

  • Apr. 10-12, 2018

    2018 North American Flexible Film and Bag Conference

  • Apr. 22-25, 2018

    TAPPI

      Charlotte, NC

  • May. 01, 2018

    Auto Epcon

      Troy Marriott, Troy, MI


      This conference is specifically designed to inform, update and educate the OEM and supplier communities about advances in both thermoset and thermoplastic engineering polymers. Learn how these widely used materials can help improve performance and productivity, while reducing cost and mass.

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  • May. 07-11, 2018

    NPE 2018

      Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL


      If your business is associated with plastics in any way, this is your “must-attend” event. As the world’s leading plastics trade show and conference, NPE® assembles the full array of products, tools, equipment and resources in one efficient venue, providing total coverage of the innovative solutions and emerging technologies that are shaping the future of plastics.


      NPE is produced and trademarked by the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) and has been a plastics leader for more than 70 years, unequaled in its ability to bring the entire industry together. Participants include buying teams from over 100 countries and more than 20,000 companies, comprising the entire global plastics supply chain and the full range of end-user markets.

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  • May. 21-23, 2018

    WPA Western Plastics Association Annual Conference 2018

  • Jun. 12-14, 2018

    MD&M East

      New York, NY

  • Jun. 13-15, 2018

    Global Pouch Forum 2018

      Miami, FL


      Global Pouch Forum discovers the answers to these important questions, and many more, by offering packaging industry professionals the opportunity to discover state-of-the-art techniques, learn about the cutting-edge trends and developments, and discover business partners focused on a better, shared future.

      Known for its strong educational agenda, excellent networking opportunities and extensive flexible packaging exhibition space, the Forum attracts a loyal and growing attendance each year, drawing around 600 attendees in 2017.

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  • Jun. 27, 2018

    SPE Detroit Golf Outing

      Detroit, MI

  • Sep. 10, 2018

    SPE West Michigan Golf Outing

      Grand Rapids, MI

  • Oct. 07-10, 2018

    SPE Automotive TPO Engineered Polyolefins Global Conference

      Troy Marriott, Troy, MI - Come Visit Our Booth


      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).

  • Oct. 14-17, 2018

    PackExpo 2018

      McCormick Place, Chicaco, IL


      PACK EXPO International is the Packaging Industry’s Main Event. Bringing together end users and suppliers from every packaged goods industry, PACK EXPO International is the largest packaging event in the world in 2018.

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  • Oct. 31-Nov. 01, 2018

    MD&M Minneapolis 2018

  • Oct. 31, 2018

    Entec's Scareducational Lunch & Learn

      During MD&M Minneapolis

  • Nov. 13-14, 2018

    AMI Stretch & Shrink Film 2018

      Coral Springs, FL


      AMI is pleased to announce Stretch & Shrink Film US 2018, will take place on November 13-14 at Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Golf Resort, Coral Springs, Florida, USA.

      The annual conference hosts brand owners, retailers, stretch and shrink film producers and distributors, raw material suppliers, alongside with research institutions and universities. The 13th annual program will look in detail at the strong demand from consumer industries. That, combined with a real competitive advantage against other plastics and traditional materials, stretch and shrink film has a rapidly increasing market demand. Furthermore, changes in logistic systems and greater promotions on film have stimulated growth.

      Stretch & Shrink Film 2018 will offer a lively interaction between an international panel of speakers and delegates, sure to stimulate debate in all sectors. The event will also provide a comprehensive overview of the latest material, technology, and market trends.

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  • Dec. 04-06, 2018

    AMI Compounding World Forum 2018

      Coral Springs, FL - Coffee Break Sponsors - Come Visit Us


      The 6th annual Compounding World Forum takes place December 4-6 at the Marriott Coral Springs Golf Resort in sunny Coral Springs, Florida!

      Organized by AMI & Compounding World magazine, this exciting conference explores many of Compounding World's most popular themes in a live event. It covers business strategies and new materials technologies, and provides practical advice on getting the most from compounding lines. The primary focus is on the production of technical compounds based on engineering thermoplastics, performance polyolefins and thermoplastic elastomers.

      In the past 5 years Compounding World Forum strengthened its position as the leading meeting place for the international plastics compounding industry, attracting a total of over 910 attendees, and 200+ exhibitors.

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  • Jan. 14-27, 2019

    NAIAS 2019

      Detroit, MI


      Detroit is where future mobility innovations meet the pavement. With the largest concentration of the world’s top automotive and technology executives, designers, engineers and thought leaders, the North American International Auto Show serves as the global stage for companies to debut brand-defining vehicles and industry-shaping announcements.

      NAIAS is unmatched in the industry in presenting six unique shows in one, including: The Gallery, an ultra-luxury automotive event, AutoMobili-D, an inside look at future mobility platforms, Press Preview, Industry Preview, Charity Preview and then concluding with a nine-day Public Show.

  • Feb. 05-07, 2019

    MD&M West

      Anaheim, CA


      Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West is where serious professionals find the technologies, education, and connections to stay ahead in the global medical manufacturing community. In addition to more than 1,900 cutting-edge suppliers showcasing the latest solutions in contract manufacturing, manufacturing equipment, automation, R&D, medical device components, materials, plastics, and more, MD&M West hosts the largest three-day medtech conference in North America.

      MD&M West is a must-attend event for any medtech professional, and there's no other medtech event in North America as large or as comprehensive. Don't miss this showcase for practical applications of manufacturing technologies from the world's most innovative companies!

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  • Feb. 05-07, 2019

    AMI Polyethylene Films Conference

      Ft. Lauderdale, FL


      Polyethylene Films 2019 will look in detail at both the business challenges and technical developments and how they impact today’s film producers and what that implies for the future of the industry. Polyolefin films account for 22% of all the polymers used in North America and make a fundamental contribution to the society in which we all live. The fundamentals of the market are still being driven by new innovations in terms of resin formulation and processing technology. The increase in the level of sophistication of polyethylene products offered to customers has driven functionality of final package performance and created value throughout the supply chain.

      Polyethylene Films 2019 will offer a lively interaction between the finest expert panel of speakers and delegates and will provide a forum to debate the latest local and global trends within the industry. This conference provides all attendees the opportunity to meet, share views, and discuss technical and business developments.

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  • Feb. 06, 2019

    MD&M West Brunch & Learn

      Topic: Material Approaches to Avoid ESCR Failures from Medical Disinfectants


      Join Entec at MD&M West, February 6th 2019 from 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM in room 211AB for an in-depth technical review of medical materials to address this issue, including unbiased and truly comparative testing data between dozens of opaque and transparent engineered resins to give you the straight answers and technical guidance needed to make an informed material decision to address this ESCR issue.

  • Feb. 24-27, 2019

    International Polyolefins Conference

      Houston, Texas


      Over 700 technical and business professionals are expected to attend the conference organized by the South Texas SPE Section, the SPE Polymer Modifiers and Additives Division, the SPE Thermoplastic Materials and Foams Division, and the SPE Flexible Packaging Division. There will be over sixty exhibitor booths, Sunday afternoon Polyolefin tutorials, two evening networking socials, a student poster competition, and more than eighty papers covering multiple areas.

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  • Mar. 18-21, 2019

    ANTEC 2019

      Detroit, MI


      ANTEC® 2019, produced by SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals, is the largest, most respected and well-known technical conference in the plastics industry. It’s where classroom theory connects with real world solutions.

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  • Apr. 09-11, 2019

    ICE USA

      Louisville, KY


      ICE USA is the leading event in the Americas for the converting of paper, film, foil, nonwovens and other flexible web-based materials.

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  • Apr. 09-11, 2019

    North American Flexible Film & Bag Conference

      Dallas, Texas


      Companies involved in this important segment of the plastics industry come together to discuss the latest sustainability practices, sensational new supply chain solutions and innovative new technologies that are defining the success of our industry. Interact with peers and experienced leaders within interactive sessions and evening receptions.

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  • May. 07, 2019

    SPE AUTO EPCON

      Troy, Michigan


      Presented by SPE Detroit Section, SPE Automotive Division, and SPE Injection Molding Division.

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  • May. 08-09, 2019

    Compounding World Expo

      Cleveland, OH ~ Visit Our Booth #A441


      The international exhibition for plastics additives and compounding.

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  • May. 08-09, 2019

    AMI Plastics Extrusion World Expo

      Cleveland, Ohio


      The international exhibition for film, sheet, pipe and profile extrusion industry.

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  • May. 15-16, 2019

    BIOMEDevice Conference

      Boston, MA


      Explore the latest medtech trends and technologies at BIOMEDevice Boston, featuring two additional expos — Design & Manufacturing New England and Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston.

      Don't miss New England's largest medical technology event, featuring the most extensive showcase of medtech, design engineering, and embedded systems products from top companies, all on one floor.

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  • Jun. 11-13, 2019

    Global Pouch Forum

      Rosemont. IL


      The Global Pouch Forum offers consumer goods and packaging professionals the opportunity to discover state-of-the-art processes, learn about the cutting-edge trends and developments and find business partners focused on a better, shared and more productive future.

      In its 20+ years, Global Pouch Forum has a proven track record of delivering a strong educational agenda, excellent networking opportunities to foster powerful connections and an exposition area filled with blue chip packaging vendors and solution providers. The Forum attracts a loyal and growing attendance, consistently drawing over 600 industry stakeholders each year.

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  • Jun. 25, 2019

    SPE Detroit Annual Golf Outing

      West Bloomfield, MI


      Bay Pointe Golf Club

      4001 Haggerty Rd., West Bloomfield, MI

      Tuesday, June 25, 2019

      Time: 10:00 am - Shot Gun Start!

  • Aug. 21, 2019

    11th Annual Sealed Air Charity Golf Tournament

      The Palisades Country Club


      The tournament will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at The Palisades Country Club located at 13417 Grand Palisades Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28278. United Way fights for the education, health and financial stability of every person in our community. As a trusted leader, United Way has the relationships and influence needed to bring these individuals and organizations to the table and collaboratively address community-specific challenges with an emphasis on education, health and financial stability. Last year, the tournament raised over $83,000 to support United Way of Central Carolinas in building stronger neighborhoods, improving the systems that serve children and families, and providing basic need support across our region. Only 13.8% of funds raised by the United Way are used for fundraising and administration, making it among the lowest overhead costs of any nonprofit in the nation. For that reason, Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, has awarded the United Way its highest four-star rating.

  • Sep. 04-06, 2019

    SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition

      Novi, MI


      The SPE Automotive and Composites Divisions jointly sponsor the annual Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE). This event is designed to educate and update automotive design and production engineers, sales personnel, and management from transportation OEMs and Tier suppliers about the benefits and expanding importance of thermoset and thermoplastic composites in passenger vehicles, light trucks, and other ground transportation applications. ACCE is the world’s leading automotive composites forum. The event provides excellent networking opportunities and draws over 800 speakers, exhibitors, and attendees from the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

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  • Sep. 10-12, 2019

    The Battery Show

      Novi, MI


      Each year, engineers, innovators, and thought leaders converge in Novi, Michigan, for a conference and expo focused on keeping up with the fast-moving advanced battery and automotive industries.

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  • Sep. 23-25, 2019

    PACK EXPO 2019

      Las Vegas, NV


      Bringing packaging suppliers together with end users from every vertical industry, PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2019 will be the largest, most comprehensive packaging event of the year.

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  • Oct. 06-09, 2019

    SPE Automotive TPO Conference

      Troy, MI ~ Dennison Room Booth 23


      SPE® Automotive TPO Engineered Polyolefins Global Conference is 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).

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  • Feb. 11-13, 2020

    MD&M West

      Anaheim, CA


      MD&M West is the most comprehensive medical manufacturing conference in the U.S., taking place in one of the world's largest hubs for medical device innovation — Southern California. This year's conference features a curated program of sessions, panels, and workshops covering disruptive design, new materials, 3D printing, robotics & automation, regulatory guidance, and more.

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  • Feb. 21, 2020

    Elevate Vision Breakfast

  • Jun. 11, 2020

    Del Mar Electronic & Manufacturing Show | Virtual Edition

      Keynote Speaker: Tim McGinnis | Entec Medical Business Development Manager

      Topic: Material selection for Medical Product Production in a Post-Pandemic world

      Time: 10:00 AM PST / 1:00 pm EST

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  • Aug. 11-12, 2020

    Plastics in Medical Manufacturing: The Virtual Edition

      Entec's Medical Business Manager Tim McGinnis is Presenting "The Need for Chemically Resistant Plastics and Antimicrobial Additives in a Pandemic Environment". August 11, 2020 | 2:25-2:55 EST


      Join us for SPE Plastics In Medical Manufacturing: The Virtual Edition, August 11-12! A new virtual event filled with insights from medical manufacturing industry leaders, inspiring keynotes and presentations and opportunities to connect with other professionals!

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  • Aug. 24-28, 2020

    Foam Expo Connect Virtual Event Week

      Virtual Event


      Foam Expo is North America's dedicated free-to-attend exhibition and conference for the technical foam industry. The exhibition will unite manufacturers and buyers of technical foam materials, products and services and will serve the entire foam manufacturing industry, including raw materials, chemicals, manufacture and process equipment and all associated services.

      In partnership with Adhesives & Bonding Expo Connect, you will be able to source the latest products and solutions, hear from the people setting the agenda, share ideas with your fellow industry professionals. From the comfort and safety of your home or workplace.

      A highly interactive digital event experience designed to facilitate business connections, peer-to-peer conversations and networking, and creating opportunities for people to come together, and collectively identify the latest ideas, technologies, and supply chain solutions.

      Be the first to know when the Foam Expo Connect event platform goes live, and you can start booking meetings and creating your personalized schedule. Complete the form and we will keep updated with further information!

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  • Sep. 09-11, 2020

    Global Pouch Forum Virtual

      Virtual Event | Live Broadcasts September 9 - 11, 2020


      Global Pouch Forum is Going 100% Virtual in 2020!

      Global Pouch Forum, the longest-running flexible packaging conference, is recognized as the best forum for the fastest-growing packaging segment. Learn why more brands are choosing pouches while networking with other brand owners and suppliers. Join us when the virtual event portal opens on September 2, 2020 and will remain open and accessible through May 2021.

      Attendees include packaging industry executives, who develop, supply, buy, specify or recommend pouch materials, components, and machinery; as well as executives from leading brand owners, contract service providers, and industry consultants.

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  • Sep. 17, 2020

    QMED Webinar #1 Sponsor

      Time: 1:00 -2:00 PM ET


      Join Entec September 17th at 1:00 PM ET for a live QMED webinar to learn about the need for chemically resistant plastics and antimicrobial additives in a pandemic environment. Entec's Medical Business Manager Tim McGinnis is Presenting.

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  • Sep. 30, 2020

    Celanese Webinar | Engineering Polymers for PCB-Connector Technologies

      1:00 PM - 1:45 PM CDT


      Celanese offers the broadest variety of solutions for today’s major soldering techniques.

      Join our web seminar to discuss:

      • Through-Hole-Technique (THT)
      • Surface-Mount-Technology (SMT)
      • Through-Hole-Reflow (THR)
      • The more suitable materials for medium temperature and high temperature exposure
      • Applications examples

      View our web seminar to discover how our experts can support your applications with complex requirements. Learn more about early collaboration with Celanese in your next development process.

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  • Oct. 07, 2020

    QMED Webinar #2 Sponsor

      Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET


      Join Entec October 7th at 1:00 PM ET for a live QMED webinar to learn about antimicrobial additive options for all types of plastic products. Entec's Medical Business Manager Tim McGinnis is Presenting.

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  • Oct. 22, 2020

    Celanese Webinar | High volume manufacture of thin-wall medical device components with Celanese Vectra® MT® LCP
  • Nov. 18, 2020

    Celanese Webinar | E-Vehicles Charging: The Interlink Between E&E and Automotive

      10:00 AM - 10:45 AM CDT


      Celanese offers a wide portfolio of material and technology solutions for electric vehicle applications found outside the car.

      The 30-minute web seminar will focus on:

      • E-vehicle charging: market and technologies
      • New areas for plastic applications
      • Celanese solutions for Charging Technology:
        • Plugs & Sockets
        • Charging Columns
        • Sealants
        • W&C Jacketing

      View their web seminar to discover how their experts could support your new applications with complex requirements. Find out more about early collaboration with Celanese in your next development process.

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  • Nov. 18, 2020

    Lubrizol Webinar | ESTANE® solutions for luxurious Automotive Interiors

      Whether you require a low VOC/fog, bio-based or better-haptics material, we add value to today's needs for automotive interiors by offering a versatile and diverse, high-performing portfolio of advanced TPU.

      Date/Time: November 18 - 2.30 pm CEST / 8.30 am EST

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    • Nov. 30-Dec. 04, 2020

      Virtual Engineering Week

        Virtual Engineering Week is an all-new digital event bringing best-in-class education and efficient networking directly to you.

        Showcasing hundreds of virtual exhibitor booths spanning medtech, automation, design, packaging, plastics and quality, this event offers the opportunity to explore the latest innovations, schedule 1:1 meetings, and see live demos.

        Engineering Week will also feature an expansive educational program with daily keynotes, expert panel discussions, and live Q&As covering everything from 3D printing and next-gen technologies to packaging trends and sustainability.

        Best of all, it’s totally free to attend.

        Join the global design, engineering, and manufacturing communities from anywhere this November 30 to December 4, 2020.

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    • Apr. 22, 2021

      Webinar | Automotive Industry Outlook

        1:00 PM ET | Presented By IHS Markit


        As countries around the world rush to deploy COVID-19 vaccines on an unprecedented scale to stave off further spikes in infections, the auto industry continues in its efforts to rebuild inventories and support recovering demand. Given the production disruption related to forced shutdowns last year and the somewhat deliberate re-start in many markets, the global supply chain remains fragile with recent reports of semiconductor shortages representing only one example of challenges facing the industry as it looks to return to a profile of recovery and growth. This virtual event will discuss IHS Markit’s latest Automotive outlook with a particular focus on vehicle demand and supply conditions and trends impacting the industry.

        SESSION OBJECTIVES/TAKEAWAYS

        • Review the latest economic outlook particularly as it impacts the auto industry
        • Examine the latest global light vehicle sales and production settings
        • Discuss IHS Markit’s US light vehicle sales outlook, trends influencing the market and the North American light vehicle production outlook
        • Explore broader megatrends to watch, including increasing deployment of Electric Vehicles and emerging new mobility trends

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    • May. 11, 2021

      Webinar | Overview of Disinfectant-Resistant Durable Plastics

        2:00 PM ET


        In our current global pandemic environment, the need to reduce infection transmission by keeping surfaces clean and sterile has created a need for durable plastic products of all types to withstand today’s caustic disinfecting chemicals, including those certified to kill COVID-19. Environmental Stress Cracking (ESC) is a solvent-induced failure mode where chemical disinfectants attack molded-in stresses, causing cracking, crazing, loss of impact strength and eventual premature product/part failures. With nearly 25% of all plastic part failures already attributed to ESC, the frequency of these failures are expected to worsen. This webinar will discuss the need to rethink traditional material selections and a thorough review of chemically resistant options which can survive repeated cleanings with relevant ESC resistance data for dozens of materials.

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    • Jun. 29, 2021

      Webinar | Navigating Logistics Through Today’s Supply Change

        2:00 PM ET



        From production delays, to force majeure. From weather events, to global pandemics. There are hundreds of hurdles to overcome in order to get material available in the first place. Hurdles that have only gotten higher in today’s world. Factor in the struggles in the trucking industry, and the likelihood of not meeting expectations inevitably grows. In collaboration with several of our key logistics partners, this webinar is designed to outline the current freight environment. We’ll offer insight on our near-term projections, what we are doing to overcome the obstacles we face, as well as offer suggestions to help navigate them from beginning to end. Little changes, such as small tweaks to ordering patterns, modifying receiving availability, and production transparency can greatly minimize the supply obstacles encountered when keeping your production moving, and your inventory turning.

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    • Jul. 13-15, 2021

      Foam Expo 2021

        Novi, MI


        The world's largest dedicated exhibition and conference for the manufacturers and buyers of technical foam products and technologies returns to Novi, Michigan, July 13-15, 2021 for the fourth annual edition of the show. Next year for the first time we will be co-located with Adhesives & Bonding Expo, North America’s largest exhibition for adhesives and bonding technology.

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    • Aug. 10-12, 2021

      MD&M West

        Anaheim, CA | Anaheim Convention Center


        The medtech community's greatest event. MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, disruptive companies, and innovative thinkers to create powerful solutions and life-changing medical devices.

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    • Sep. 13, 2021

      WMSPE Golf Outing 2021

        Thornapple Pointe Golf Club | Grand Rapids, Michigan

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    • Sep. 20-23, 2021

      Rotoplas

        ~ Rosemont, IL


        A Rotomolding Revolution

        Rotoplas is the largest exposition for the rotational molding industry, offering the latest in advanced technology, products, services and innovative parts made specifically for the rotomolding process.

        Rotoplas brings together manufacturers, suppliers, designers, engineers and researchers to exchange innovative ideas in all aspects of rotational molding advancements and technology.

        Learn what will drive our industry and our markets for years to come. See, touch, and learn about new technology first. Share new ideas and discuss opportunities with colleagues you only see at Rotoplas. Return home energized and with all of the insights you've gained so you continue to increase profitability, streamline your manufacturing process, and be the best rotomolder you can be.

        Presented by the Association of Rotational Molders (ARM), Rotoplas is held in conjunction with the ARM Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting features top-notch industry presentations, educational workshops and professional speakers. The all-day education seminars are designed to help attendees increase their understanding of the rotomolding process and enhance their designs. Presentations are scheduled throughout Rotoplas, and include everything from a basic introduction to rotational molding to design aspects and advanced techniques in rotomolding.

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    • Oct. 04-06, 2021

      SPE Automotive TPO Conference

        Virtual Event


        SPE® Automotive TPO Engineered Polyolefins Global Conference is 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).

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    • Oct. 21, 2021

      Webinar | Polymeric Compatibilizers for Blends and Recycled Compounds

        11:00 AM ET


        This presentation will provide an introduction to polymeric compatibilizers for use in polymer blends and recycled compounds. It will cover the basic types of polymeric compatibilizers and why they are used. After the presentation you should have a good understanding of polymeric compatibilizers and how they are used to improve the properties of blends and recycled compounds. You should also be better prepared to select the best compatibilizer for your specific compound or blend. Application examples will also be discussed.

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    • Nov. 10, 2021

      SPE Innovation Awards Competition & Gala

        Livonia, MI


        For almost 50 years the SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Program has been the most prestigious and largest competition of its kind in the world. Dozens of teams made up of OEMs, tier suppliers, and polymer producers submit nominations describing their part, system, or complete vehicle and why it merits the claim as the Year’s Most Innovative Use of Plastics. This annual event typically draws over 700 OEM engineers, automotive and plastics industry executives, and media. As is customary, funds raised from this event are used to support SPE educational efforts and technical seminars, which help educate and secure the role of plastics in the advancement of the automobile.

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    • Nov. 15, 2021

      Webinar | Enabling a Sustainable Future in Plastics through Application Development

        2:00 - 3:30 PM ET


        Entec Polymers is committed to developing a sustainable plastics future with our customers and Brand owners through application development and the use of innovative polymer technologies. Sustainability can mean different things to different people. We are building our toolbox of polymer technologies to address these various unmet needs.

        Some consumers want to know that their plastics are made from renewable resources. Others want the products they manufacture to break down into carbon dioxide, water and biomass. Alternatively, the strive towards a circular economy through recycling and repurposing of materials is a top priority. Entec Polymers respects all of these methods of improving sustainability by providing unique polymer solutions to develop a better future in plastics.

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    • Nov. 19-28, 2021

      LA Auto Show

        LA Convention Center


        One of the world's largest auto shows with 1,000 vehicles will return to the LA Convention Center. Our show is your one-stop-shop for comparison shopping cars, trucks, SUVs, electric vehicles & more without any sales pressure.

        The 2021 show will mark the 113th time we’ve opened our doors to the public, carrying on our city’s long-standing automotive tradition and providing a global stage for the most exciting automotive brands in the world! We are proud to be Driving LA Since 1907 and we look forward to seeing you at the show!

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    • Dec. 07-09, 2021

      MD&M East

        New York, NY


        Medtech moves fast. Keep the pace with the latest innovations and immerse yourself in a community of visionaries and industry leaders. It’s all waiting at the region’s most comprehensive medical design and manufacturing event— MD&M East.

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    • Jan. 05-08, 2022

      CES 2022

        ~ Las Vegas, NV


        Tech has never been more important in our lives and CES 2022 will bring the industry back together to experience the next generation of innovation. Over 1100 companies from across the globe – with more being added every day – will showcase the latest in digital health, food tech, automotive tech, NFTs, gaming, smart home and more.

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    • Feb. 01-03, 2022

      AMI's Polyethylene Films Conference

        ~ St. Augustine, FL


        Connecting industry professionals to explore the latest technical developments and trends

        The 19th edition of Polyethylene Films is taking place on February 1-3, 2022 in St. Augustine, FL. The polyethylene film business continues to be one of the most dynamic and innovative in the industry, characterized by market growth, resin grade development, and product advances. This event will create the ideal opportunity to bring together attendees from across the global supply chain to discuss business challenges and technical developments in the industry. Attendees to the 2020 conference, accounted for 7 billions pounds of polyethylene.

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    • Feb. 07-08, 2022

      AmericaPack Summit

        ~ New Orleans, LA


        The AmericaPack Summit is an invitation-only, premium forum bringing together leading packaging executives and innovative suppliers and solution providers. The summit’s content is aligned with key packaging challenges and interests, relevant market developments, practical and progressive ideas, as well as strategies adopted by successful pioneers.

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    • Feb. 12-21, 2022

      Chicago Auto Show

    • Mar. 07-09, 2022

      Plastics Recycling Conference

        ~ Gaylord National | Near Washington, D.C.


        COVERING THE TRENDS THAT MATTER

        The agenda for the 2022 Plastics Recycling Conference and Trade Show will cover the broad range of topics shaping the industry right now: policy and market updates, the impact of prime plastic producers' action, pandemic repercussions, and much more.

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    • Mar. 07-11, 2022

      CERAWEEK 2022

        ~ Houston, TX


        For more than three decades, CERAWeek by IHS Markit has become the world’s premier energy event.

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    • Mar. 16-17, 2022

      Injection Molding & Design Expo 2022

        ~ Detroit, MI


        The Injection Molding and Design expo is an exciting new free-to-attend tradeshow from the people behind Plastics News and Injection World magazines. Focused exclusively on injection molding, the two-day event brings together the complete North American supply chain, from part and mold design, through process optimization and automation, to finishing and assembly. Join us in Detroit to learn, network, and collaborate.

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    • May. 03, 2022

      SPE Auto Epcon 2022

        Troy, MI


        This conference is specifically designed to inform, update and educate the OEM and supplier communities about advances in both thermoset and thermoplastic engineering polymers. Learn how these widely used materials can help improve performance and productivity, while reducing cost and mass.

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    • Jun. 14-15, 2022

      ANTEC 2022

        ~ Charlotte, NC


        SPE is hosting ANTEC® 2022 in-person, co-located with PLASTEC® South, an Informa event, in Charlotte, NC, June 14-15. PLASTEC® South is a comprehensive annual plastic design and manufacturing event for plastics professionals, suppliers and buyers to discover innovation, engineer new technology, and to expand their networks. ANTEC® 2022 will also include an online component.

        “Our attendees are thrilled that we’re returning to in-person ANTEC® in 2022,” said Patrick Farrey, SPE’s CEO. “And by co-locating with PLASTEC® South, we will have even more ways for SPE members and plastics professionals to all finally see each other again face-to-face.”

        The presentations at the in-person event will be selected/invited based on the applicability of their topic across a wide cross-section of the plastics value chain. Presentation/speaker selection, which will occur through a paper submission/review process and/or through invitation, will be considered based on the quality, relevance and newness of any research done in the field as well as the speaker’s position in the plastics industry. Technical Papers that are not selected for in-person ANTEC® will be recorded and delivered virtually over a schedule that will be announced soon.

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    • Jun. 28-30, 2022

      Foam Expo

        ~ Novi, Michigan


        Foam Expo North America is the world's leading exhibition and conference for the manufacturers and buyers of technical foam products and technologies.

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    • Aug. 20, 2022

      Woodward Dream Cruise

        ~ Detroit, MI


        The Woodward Dream Cruise is the world’s largest one-day celebration of classic car culture that attracts over 1 million visitors, and more than 40,000 muscle cars, street rods, custom, collector and special interest vehicles.

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    • Sep. 13-15, 2022

      The Battery Show

        ~ Novi, MI


        The #1 Advanced Battery and Electric Vehicle Event in North America

        The battery hasn't changed since 1748, but its technology, materials, and applications sure have. While first widely used to power electrical telegraph networks, today's battery applications in automobiles, consumer electronics, medical devices, and stationary storage don't just power our daily lives — they transform how we travel, interact, and manufacture.

        Each year, engineers, innovators, and thought leaders converge in Novi, Michigan, for a conference and expo focused on keeping up with the fast-moving advanced battery and automotive industries.

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    • Sep. 21-23, 2022

      NAIAS 2022

        Detroit, MI


        Witnessing the premiere of a newly designed vehicle is one thing. The opportunity to take it for a spin is another. From concepts to concerts, there will be more to experience than ever before at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It’s going to be an event like the automotive world has never seen before.

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    • Oct. 02-05, 2022

      SPE® Automotive TPO Global Conference

        ~ Troy, MI


        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).

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    • Oct. 23-26, 2022

      Pack Expo 2022

        Chicago, IL


        PACK EXPO International is the industry-defining show you can’t miss!

        PMMI, the producer of PACK EXPO International, and the city of Chicago, are thrilled to welcome back the packaging and processing industries after four years! Nothing compares to in-person events—and PACK EXPO International is the event to be seen. From connecting with old colleagues and friends to forming new relationships, being at the show in-person means being in the heart of the action.

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      • Nov. 06-09, 2022

        ARM Annual Meeting

          ~ Atlanta, GA


          The Annual Meeting will be held November 6-9, 2022 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza.

      • May. 06-10, 2024

        NPE 2024

          Orlando, FL


          NPE provides a global platform for technological ingenuity and innovation in the plastics industry—automation, robots, cobots, end-of-arm tooling, three- and four-dimensional printing, mold components, industrial polymers, and anything else you can imagine. Plastics change peoples’ lives in transformative ways; at NPE you’ll discover the latest machinery and sustainability methods that are transforming end markets, from consumer products and medical device manufacturing to automotive and construction.

          With more than 55,000 attendees from 120 countries and endless networking and educational opportunities, NPE is where the industry transforms tomorrow.

          The show floor features more than 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space, occupied by 2,100+ exhibitors spotlighting the latest technologies, materials, and processes in plastics that are revolutionizing medicine, packaging, consumer products, transportation, and sustainable manufacturing.

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      • May. 03-07, 2027

        NPE 2027

          Orlando, FL


          NPE provides a global platform for technological ingenuity and innovation in the plastics industry—automation, robots, cobots, end-of-arm tooling, three- and four-dimensional printing, mold components, industrial polymers, and anything else you can imagine. Plastics change peoples’ lives in transformative ways; at NPE you’ll discover the latest machinery and sustainability methods that are transforming end markets, from consumer products and medical device manufacturing to automotive and construction.

          With more than 55,000 attendees from 120 countries and endless networking and educational opportunities, NPE is where the industry transforms tomorrow.

          The show floor features more than 1.2 million net square feet of exhibit space, occupied by 2,100+ exhibitors spotlighting the latest technologies, materials, and processes in plastics that are revolutionizing medicine, packaging, consumer products, transportation, and sustainable manufacturing.

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