• Dinner Table Sponsor

    Trinseo Automotive is a global leading partner to the automotive industry. We produce a broad range of technical plastics for car manufacturers and suppliers that are optimized for innovative lightweight solutions. With decades of experience, advanced material science, and extensive expertise in part design and process knowledge, Trinseo provides the best service for its clients. We help our partners meet ever-evolving market requirements such as fuel efficiency and emissions standards. Our Application Engineering & Design Centre collaborates with Trinseo customers around the world on strategic projects to anticipate and meet the challenges that the automotive industry faces today and will… Show All

  • Show Guide Sponsor

    Clean Plast® is a 100% Woman Owned Business that manufactures a premium purge compound, highly effective for cleaning; injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, hot runners and recommended by leading processors as the most cost-effective and efficient solution cleaning plastic process equipment and tooling. With a free on site purge trial at your production plant, our trained personnel will work with your people to develop the fastest procedure to purge out and clean your machines. Visit us at www.cleanplast.com to learn more

  • Tote Bag Sponsor

    As the leading provider of ERP software for automotive plastics manufacturers, the IQMS solution uniquely combines ERP and manufacturing execution system (MES) functionality giving suppliers a comprehensive suite for running the business, backed by real-time performance and scalability. IQMS robustly addresses lean manufacturing principles as well as automotive quality and compliance requirements. IQMS achieves this by delivering traditional ERP functionality, plus extended native features for quoting, product lifecycle and launch management, EDI, HR, production scheduling, shop floor control, warehouse, and quality. To learn why IQMS is the trusted ERP solution for Tier I, II and III suppliers visit www.iqms.com

  • Bronze Sponsor

    Deliver better designs more quickly and make great products with Autodesk Simulation software, part of the Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping. Predict product behavior, test innovative concepts, and optimize designs early in the design and engineering process. Validate products to better understand the implications of your design choices—before manufacturing. For more information, visit www.autodesk.com/simulation

  • Event Commercial Sponsor

    Revere Plastics Systems is a TS16949 certified manufacturer of highly engineered plastic injection molded parts and assemblies. With 4 manufacturing locations in North America, over 600,000 sq. feet of production space, 270+ injection molding machines, $200M+ in annual sales, and over 30 engineers on staff, we look forward to providing the best solution for our customer’s needs. For more information please visit our website at www.revereplasticssystems.com

  • Display Sponsors

    Sun Plastech Inc. manufactures and distributes ASACLEAN™ , the world’s leading brand of purging compound. Established in 1996, the company serves thermoplastics injection molders and extruders across North and South America. With our comprehensive product line including chemical, mechanical and hybrid purging grades, we help our customers achieve better production efficiency and greater cost savings. ASACLEAN purging compound can be used for color and material changes, removal of contamination, hot runner cleaning, facilitating screw-pulls, sealing at machine shutdowns to prevent carbonization, and more. Visit www.asaclean.com to learn more or ask for a complimentary product sample.

  • Carbon works at the intersection of hardware, software, and molecular science to deliver on the promise of 3D Manufacturing. The company empowers its customers and partners to evolve beyond using 3D printing for basic prototyping to producing at scale by revolutionizing how they design, engineer, make, and deliver products. With Carbon’s Digital Light Synthesis™ technology and SpeedCell™ system, manufacturers can unlock new business opportunities such as mass customization, on-demand inventory, and differentiated products made with unique functional materials. Carbon also provides substantial operational efficiencies, such as the elimination of tooling costs and decreased time to market. To learn more, visit… Show All

  • ENTEK is a USA based manufacturer of turnkey production extrusion systems, twin-screw extruders, and components. It is a leading supplier of extrusion technology for natural fiber-plastic composites, pelletizing, custom compounding, specialty sheet lines, food and medical applications. In addition to producing state-of-the-art twin-screw extruders and replacement wear parts from 25mm to 250mm, ENTEK’s highly trained engineering department helps companies optimize production, and ENTEK’s turnkey expertise helps customers establish complete plant-wide operations, often from the ground up. For more than 30 years, ENTEK has also been an innovator and leading world-wide designer and producer of microporous battery separators for lead-acid and… Show All

  • HRSflow, division of INglass Spa, is a global company that designs and manufactures hot runner systems for all markets in plastic injection molding. HRSflow supports our customers from the initial design and simulation stages through construction of the hot runner system to production of the end product. Our highly qualified team of technicians committed to critical scientific analysis continue to support our products during installation in the mold and in operation. Our company invests heavily into automation of our product’s construction allowing a consistent process and a “world-class” result. This allows HRSflow to continually reduce response times and enables us… Show All

  • INCOE Hot Runner Systems are the heart of the injection molding process, managing and controlling Melt Logistics™ inside the mold. For 60 years, the automotive industry has come to rely on the technology and expertise INCOE offers. From large exterior components, to under the hood and the finest interior finishes, INCOE provides customers innovative hot runner systems and creative solutions helping ensure they remain productive and competitive. Our global commitment is to be your partner, producing value in your process, and ultimately delivering satisfaction where it counts. Visit us at www.incoe.com to learn more.

  • Kongskilde manufactures a range of pneumatic conveying equipment specializing in the plastics and paper industries. Kongskilde has developed a batch system specifically for conveying caps and closures and other finished parts with no degradation to the finished parts. These systems are available as beside the press stand alone units or as central systems transferring from multiple pickup points within the manufacturing process. All material contact areas are constructed using Stainless Steel and all parts can easily be dismantled for complete and quick cleaning. Please visit www.kongskilde.com to learn more.

  • Moldex3D provides a comprehensive solution for today’s computer-aided plastic product development and manufacturing. With true 3D mesh technology, Moldex3D helps users visualize a realistic molding scenario virtually and enables possible design revisions and optimizations prior to the actual production. With Moldex3D, potential molding defects and design errors can be detected and avoided in the early stage and a simulation-driven plastic product development process can be done more efficiently to increase productivity, shorten time to market, and ultimately maximize product return-on-investment (ROI). For more information, visit www.moldex3d.com

  • Molding Business Services (MBS) is a professional services firm offering merger/acquisition advisory, recruiting and specialty consulting for molders and plastics processors of all sizes. Experts in our industry, MBS has advised on 88 successful transactions involving engineered component manufacturers. In addition, MBS typically recruits/places more than 100 professionals every year with plastics processors all over North America.

  • Moretto USA (Columbus, Ohio) supplies auxiliary equipment for the plastics processing industry such as manufacturing companies in the packaging, beverage, cosmetics, automotive, electronics, pharmaceutical and medical device industry besides other applications.The products range includes equipment and automations for feeding, conveying, dosing, drying, storage, grinding, temperature control, cooling as well as supervision systems.A special products line is dedicated to PET applications.Centralized systems are supplied turnkey according to the customers’ requirements.With dedicated sales & after-sales personnel and a 15,000 sqft. warehouse, Moretto USA grants prompt service and delivery through the whole territory in North America. Visit us at www.moretto.com to learn… Show All

  • Established in 1967 (50 years next year), PROCESS CONTROL CORPORATION (PCC) supplies plastics processors with world class auxiliary equipment and has done so, continuously, for almost half a century. From our headquarters in Atlanta Georgia, Process Control provides parts, service and customer support and includes a complete engineering staff, high tech manufacturing (NC Brake Press and NC Laser Cutter) operation and equipment sales for the US, Canada, Mexico, and both Central and South America. Leading the way with Gravimetric Blending and many patents including the ASR Automatic Scrap Recycling System, Process Control continues to be on the cutting edge of… Show All

  • Partners

    The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), managed by the Collaborative Composite Solutions Corporation (CCS), is a partnership of industry, universities, national laboratories, and federal, state and local governments working together to benefit the nation’s energy and economic security by sharing existing resources and co-investing to accelerate innovative research and development in the advanced composites field. CCS is a not-for-profit organization established by The University of Tennessee Research Foundation. The national Manufacturing USA institute is supported by a $70 million commitment from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, and over $180 million committed from IACMI’s partners. Find… Show All

  • The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is internationally recognized as the leading auto show in North America and one of the top five auto shows in the world. This premier industry event is the host of 45 - 50 new vehicle and production vehicle introductions each January attracting more than 5,000 international press to view the vehicle unveilings. NAIAS is also well recognized for hosting Charity Preview, raising more than $5 million each year for Detroit area children’s charities.

  • Since 1925, Automotive News has been the primary source for news happening among automotive retailers, suppliers, manufacturers and others allied with the industry . Distinct from other publications in the field, Automotive News remains a 100% subscriber-paid publication, a testament to the value it delivers to the reader. The award-winning weekly print edition is developed by a global team of more than 65 editors and reporters, and supported by a robust website, numerous email newsletters, daily video broadcasts and a robust data center.