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The following is a list of global conferences, trade shows and expositions of general interest to the plastics industry. A list of regional shows, technical conferences, seminars and training meetings generally appears in the second issue of each month.

1997

April 12-16 — Polyurethane Manufacturers Association spring meeting in Houston. Contact (630) 858-2670 or fax (630) 790-3095.

April 12-17 — Society of Vacuum Coaters annual technical conference in New Orleans. Contact (505) 856-7188, fax (505) 856-6716 or e-mail svcinfo@svc.org.

April 13-16 — The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.'s Structural Plastics Division's 1997 annual conference in Irvine City, Calif. Contact (202) 974-5247 or fax (202) 296-7005.

April 14-15 — Bev-Pak Americas '97 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., sponsored by Directions 21 Inc. Contact (941) 925-2188, fax (941) 923-6227 or e-mail weg@bev-pak.com.

April 14-15 — Composites Fabricators Association board meeting in Washington. Contact (703) 610-9025, fax (703) 610-9005 or e-mail cfa-info@cf hq.org.

April 14-16 — Structural Plastics '97, to be held in Irvine, Calif. Sponsored by the Structural Plastics Division of the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. Contact (202) 974-5200, fax (202) 296-7005 or e-mail spd@socplas.org.

April 14-17 — CMM International '97 converting exposition in Chicago, sponsored by Blenheim Group USA Inc. Contact (201) 346-1400 or fax (201) 346-1602.

April 15-17 — Twin Cities '97 Exposition and Conference, machine tool and metalworking exposition, in Minneapolis, sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the American Machine Tool Distributors Association. Contact SME at (313) 271-1500 or fax (313) 271-2861.

April 15-17 — Interphex, forum for the pharmaceutical industry, in Philadelphia, organized by Reed Exhibition Cos. Contact (203) 840-5886 or fax (203) 840-9886.

April 15-17 — Plasticos de las Americas in Miami Beach, Fla. Contact Dawn Averyt (561) 879-6666, ext. 210, fax (561) 879-7388 or e-mail xpo98 @aol.com.

April 16 — Pennsylvania Plastics Industry Summit in Harrisburg, Pa., co-sponsored by the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc., the American Plastics Council and Pennsylvania. Contact SPI at (202) 974-5200 or fax (202) 296-7005.

April 20-22 — The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.'s Fluoropolymers Division spring conference in Phoenix. Contact (202) 974-5234 or fax (202) 296-7005.

April 22-24 — Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing '97 Conference & Exposition in Dearborn, Mich., sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500, ext. 629, or fax (313) 271-2861.

April 28-May 2 — ANTEC '97, Plastics: Saving Planet Earth, in Toronto, sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers. Contact (203) 775-0471 or fax (203) 775-8490.

April 30-May 4 — Society for Biomaterials annual meeting, in conjunction with the International Biomaterials Symposium, will be held in New Orleans. Contact (612) 927-8108 or fax (612) 927-8127.