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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

June 6-7 — IAPD Canadian Regional Meeting in Toronto, sponsored by International Association of Plastics Distributors. Contact (913) 345-1005, fax (913) 345-1006 or e-mail iapd@iapd. org.

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 ims@mhv.net.

June 9-11 — HBA Global Expo, health, beauty and personal-care exposition, in New York, managed by Blenheim Group USA Inc. Contact (201) 346-1400 or fax (201) 346-1532.

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 (312) 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 16-17 — Wilson Forum — Midwest in Kansas City, Mo., sponsored by Wilson Composite Group Inc. Contact (916) 989-4812, fax (916) 989-1714 or e-mail norma anders@wcgi.com.

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

June 16-20 — NPE 1997, international plastics exposition, in Chicago, sponsored by the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. Contact (202) 974-5200, fax (202) 296-7005 or e-mail trade shows@socplas.org.

June 19-20 — North East Composites Conference in Union City, Pa., sponsored by the Composites Fabricators Association. Contact (703) 610-9025, fax (703) 610-9005 or e-mail cfa-info @cfa-hq.org.

June 25-28 — South China International Plastics and Packaging in Guangzhou, China, organized by Paper Communications. Contact +852 2763-9012 or fax +852 2341-0379.

June 26-27 — Southeast Composites Conference in Durham, N.C., sponsored by the Composites Fabricators Association. Contact (703) 610-9025, fax (703) 610-9005 or e-mail cfa-info @cfa-hq.org.

June 26-29 — Construction Specifications Institute's convention and exhibit in Orlando, Fla. Contact (703) 684-0300, fax (703) 684-0465 or e-mail csimail@csinet.org.

July 7-11 — International Conference on Organic Coatings: Waterborne, High Solids & Powdered Coatings in Athens, Greece, organized by the Institute of Materials Science. Contact (914) 255-0757, fax (914) 255-0978 or e-mail ims@mhv.net.

July 15-17 — Plastic Lumber Trade Association meeting in Philadelphia. Contact Faye Nicholson at tel./fax (330) 762-1963

July 17-19 — Autofact Asia '97 in Singapore, organized by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500 or fax (313) 271-2861.

July 22-25 — Vietnam Plastics Fair '97 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, organized by the Vietnam Plastics Manufacturers Association and Vietnam National Plastics Corp. Contact ABR Exhibitions Pte. Ltd. in Singapore at +65 270-5488, fax +65 276-9022 or e- mail abrex@pacific.net.sg.

July 24-27 — Plastics Asia '97 in Hong Kong, organized by Business & Industrial Trade Fairs Ltd. Contact +852 2865 2633 or fax +852 2866 1770.

July 24-27 — Thailand International Plastics Fair in Bangkok, Thailand, organized by the Thai Plastic Industries Association. Contact +66 (2) 438-9457-8 or fax +66 (2) 437-2850.

July 26-28 — International Lawn, Garden & Power Equipment Expo '97 in Louisville, Ky., sponsored by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute. Contact Sellers Expositions Inc. at (502) 562-1962 or fax (502) 562-1970.

Aug. 10-13 — National Hardware Show and National Building Products Exposition in Chicago, sponsored by the American Hardware Manufactuers Association. Contact Reed Exhibition Cos. at (203) 840-5620, fax (203) 840- 9822 or e-mail inquiry@hardware.reed expo.com.

Aug. 14-15 — Injection Molding Conference in Las Vegas, hosted by Uniplas Inc. Contact (201) 319-0033, fax (201) 319-0088 or e-mail uniplasrl@aol.com.

Aug. 19-21 — Polymer Processing Society Regional Meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden, organized by the Department of Polymeric Materials at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. Contact +46 (31) 772-1316, fax +46 (31) 772-1313 or e-mail jbecker @polymm.chalmers.se.

Aug. 20-24 — Chicago Market '97 International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market in Chicago, organized by Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. Contact (312) 527-7580, fax (312) 527- 7782 or e-mail icfm@mmart.com.

Aug. 25-26 — Compounding '97 in Boston, sponsored by Executive Conference Management Inc. Contact (313) 420-0507 or fax (313) 420-2280.

Aug. 25-28 — Auto-Tech '97 in Detroit, sponsored by the Automotive Industry Action Group. Contact (810) 358-3570 or fax (810) 358-3253.

Sept. 2-5 — ChinaPack 97 in Shanghai, China. Contact Laurent Waessa at Blenheim International Inc. at (201) 346-2050 or fax (201) 346-1605.

Sept. 2-6 — Plastics & Rubber Indonesia 97 in Jakarta, Indonesia, sponsored by Overseas Exhibition Services Ltd. Contact +44 (171) 486-1951, fax +44 (171) 486-8773 or e-mail indo@montnet.com.

Sept. 3-10 — Print 97/Converflex-USA in Chicago, sponsored by Graphic Arts Show Co. Contact (703) 264-7200, fax (703) 620-9187 or e-mail info@gasc.org.

Sept. 4-6 — Bridge the Gap, conference of the Industrial Designers Society of America and the Society of Plastics Engineers, in Buffalo, N.Y. Contact Jim Karlin at (716) 223- 5678 or fax (716) 223-2637.

Sept. 4-7 — Manufacturing Technology Thailand '97 in Bangkok, Thailand, organized by Reed Tradex Co. Contact +66 (2) 503-4076-99 or fax +66 (2) 503-4100-1.

Sept. 7-9 — World Vinyl Forum in Akron, Ohio, co-sponsored by the Vinyl Institute, the University of Akron and Edison Polymer Innovation Corp. Contact Mark Laskey at (330) 376-6500 or fax (330) 376-9379.

Sept. 9-11 — MotionExpo Fall '97 in Baltimore, sponsored by Advanstar Expositions. Contact (216) 891-3160, fax (216) 826-2801 or e-mail motion@ advanstar-expos.com.

Sept. 9-11 — Packlabel America '97 in Chicago, organized by Labelex USA Inc. Contact (847) 318-1500 or fax (847) 318-1506.

Sept. 9-12 — PlastImagen'97 in Mexico City, sponsored by Oprex. Contact +52 (5) 785-7553, fax +52 (5) 785-7638 or e-mail oprex@interweb.com.mx.

Sept. 13-16 — Fall Thermoforming Conference in Atlanta, sponsored by the Thermoforming Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers. Contact Lola Carerre at (770) 307-9788 or fax (770) 307-9789.

Sept. 15-17 — Polypropylene '97 in Zurich, Switzerland, sponsored by Maack Business Services. Contact +41 (1) 781 30 40 or fax +41 (1) 781 15 69.

Sept. 15-17 — Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. Machinery Division's fall meeting in Wilmington, Del. Contact Sharon McGarvey at (202) 974- 5200, fax (202) 296-7005 or e-mail wbishop@socplas.org.

Sept. 15-18 — Plasto-Ispack '97, exhibition for plastics, rubber and packaging systems, in Tel Aviv, Israel, sponsored by the Israel Export Institute. Contact Beth Belkin at Israel Economic Mission at (212) 499-5628 or fax (212) 499-5615.