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The following is a list of global conferences, trade shows and expositions.

1997

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 22-26 — Scanplast 97 in Göteborg, Sweden. Contact SvenskConsult at +46 (61) 9664-3567, fax +46 (61) 9664-3569 or e-mail scanplast@swefair.se

April 23-24 — Plastics, Packaging and Recycling Symposium in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Contact (805) 756-2119 or fax (805) 756-5485.

April 23-25 — SAMPE Europe conference and exhibition in Paris, organized by JEC Paris and the Society for the Advancement of Material & Process Engineering. Contact +41 (61) 795 06 36 or fax +41 (61) 791 09 93.

April 28-30 — PMMI Packaging Productivity Forum in Itasca, Ill., sponsored by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute. Contact (703) 243-8555 or fax (703) 243-8556.

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 in New Orleans. Contact (612) 927-8108 or fax (612) 927-8127.

May 5-7 — Machinery Division of the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.'s spring meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz. Contact Sharon McGarvey at (202) 974-5200, fax (202) 296-7005 or e-mail wbishop@socplas.org.

May 5-8 — International SAMPE Symposium/Exhibition in Anaheim, Calif. Contact (818) 331-0616, ext. 610.

May 5-10 — Plast 97, international plastics and rubber exhibition, in Milan, Italy. Contact +39 (2) 57 51 27 00 or fax +39 (2) 57 51 24 90.

May 6-7 — Polyethylene '97 in Milan, Italy, sponsored by Maack Business Services. Contact +41 (1) 781 30 40 or fax +41 (1) 781 15 69.

May 6-8 — Automotive & Transportation Interiors Expo in Detroit, produced by Automotive & Transportation Interiors. Contact (847) 290-0770 or fax (847) 290-0771.

May 6-8 — Southpack '97 in Atlanta, sponsored by Reed Exhibition Cos. Contact (203) 840-5884 or fax (203) 840-9884.

May 7-9 — Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. Midwest conference in Lexington, Ky. Contact (773) 380-0808 or fax (773) 380-0008.

May 12-15 — International Automotive Manufacturing Conference & Exposition in Detroit, sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers. Contact (412) 772-7148, fax (412) 776-4955 or e-mail profdev@sae.org.

May 13-15 — MotionExpo Spring '97 in Detroit, sponsored by Advanstar Expositions. Contact (216) 891-3160, fax (216) 826-2801 or e-mail motionexpo @advanstar-expos.com.

May 13-16 — ExpoPak de las Américas in Mexico City, sponsored by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute. Contact (703) 243-8555, fax (703) 243-8556 or e-mail bkilduff@ pmmi. noli.com.

May 14-17 — Rubber & Plastic '97 — Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Contact Top Repute Co. Ltd. in Hong Kong at +852 2851 8603 or fax +852 2851 8637.

May 14-16 — Autofact Asia '97 in Suntec City, Malaysia, sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500 or fax (313) 271-2861.

May 14-16 — Flexpo '97 in San Antonio, sponsored by Chemical Market Resources Inc. Contact (281) 333-3313 or fax (281) 333-3361.

May 15-16 — Metallocenes Asia '97 International Metallocene Polymer Congress in Singapore. Contact Schotland Business Research at (609) 466-9191 or fax (609) 466-8833.

May 16 — Northeast Recycling Investment Forum in New York. Contact Mary Ann Remolador of Northeast Recycling Council at (802) 254-3636, fax (802) 254-5870 or e-mail nerc@sover.net.

May 18-20 — Plastic Bag Association spring meeting in Captiva Island, Fla. Contact (212) 661-4261 or fax (212) 370-9047.

May 20 — Instrument Society of America Boston Section trade show in Boxborough, Mass. Contact Christopher Hack at (508) 435-5558 or e-mail cbhack@worldnet.att.net.

May 20-24 — InterChinapack 97 in Beijing. Contact Dusseldorf Trade Shows Inc. at (312) 781-5180 or fax (312) 781-5188.

May 22-25 — Propak 97 in Bangkok, Thailand, organized by Overseas Exhibition Services. Contact +44 (171) 486-1951 or fax +44 (171) 413-8277.

May 27-29 — Made in USA 97 in Brussels, Belgium, sponsored by Extraco bvba. Contact +32 (9) 282 30 80 or fax +32 (9) 282 90 90.

May 29-30 — Western Composites Conference in Reno, Nev., sponsored by the Composites Fabricators Association. Contact (703) 610-9025, fax (703) 610-9005 or e-mail cfa-info@cfa-hq.org.

June 1-4 — International Conference on Web Handling in Stillwater, Okla., organized by Oklahoma State University. Contact (405) 744-9218, fax (405) 744-5369 or e-mail psloan@okway. okstate.edu.

June 3-5 — Medical Design & Manufacturing East 97 in New York, sponsored by Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry. Contact Canon Communications Inc. at (310) 392-5509 or fax (310) 392-1557.

June 3-5 — Replitech International in San Jose, Calif., sponsored by Knowledge Industry Publications Inc. Contact (914) 328-9157 or fax (914) 328-2020.

June 4-5 — MetCon'97: Polymers in Transition in Houston, sponsored by the Catalyst Group Inc. Contact (215) 628-4447 or fax (215) 628-2267.

June 4-5 — Nova-Pack '97, World Congress on Polyester Food & Beverage Packaging Innovations, in Mainz, Germany, sponsored by Schotland Business Research Inc. Contact (609) 466-9191, fax (609) 466-8833 or e-mail schotbusplastics newsyberenet.net.

June 9-11 — Annual International Conference on the Degradation and Stabilization of Polymers in Luzern, Switzerland, organized by the Institute of Materials Science. Contact (914) 255-0757, fax (914) 255-0978 or e-mail at ims@mhv.net.

June 9-11 — NeoCon 97, trade fair for interior design, facilities management and workplace communications, in Chicago, organized by Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. Contact (312) 527-7600 or fax 527-7782.

June 10-13 — Polymer Processing Society's annual meeting in Secaucus, N.J. Contact (201) 216-8284, fax (201) 216-8243 or e-mail pps@ppi. stevens-tech.edu.

June 12-15 — Aviplast '97, international plastics exposition, in Caracas, Venezuela. Contact +58 (2) 263-4244 or fax +58 (2) 261-0095.

June 16-17 — Metallocene Technology '97 in Chicago, sponsored by Executive Conference Management Inc. Contact (313) 420-0507 or fax (313) 420-2280.

June 16-19 — Chinaplastics 97 in Shanghai, China, sponsored by Blenheim International Inc. Contact (201) 346-2050 or fax (201) 346-1605.