The following is a list of major conferences, trade shows and expositions of general interest to the plastics industry. Regional shows, technical conferences, seminars and training meetings generally are listed in the second issue of each month.
April 20-21-Environmental Chal-lenges: The Automotive Industry in Germany and the United States in Detroit, sponsors are University of Michigan National Pollution Prevention Center, Corporate Environmental Management Program and the Office for the Study of Automotive Transporation. Contact (313) 764-5592.
April 24-25-Changes in Defense Department Standards and Specifications in Washington. Contact (202) 662-9710.
April 24-25-Bev-Pak Americas '95 conference on advances in beverage packaging, in Tarpon Springs, Fla., sponsored by Directions 21 Inc. Contact (813) 925-2188.
April 24-25-Life Cycle Assessment in Ann Arbor, Mich., sponsored by Executive Conference Management. Contact (313) 420-0507.
April 24-26-SPI Machinery Division spring conference in Indian Wells, Calif. Contact (202) 371-5231.
April 24-27-Comdex computer electronics show, in Atlanta, sponsored by Interface Group. Contact (617) 449-6600.
April 26-SPI Michigan Chapter mini-conference in Troy, Mich. Contact (708) 297-6150.
April 26-29-Machinery Dealers National Association 1995 Convention in Orlando, Fla. Contact (301) 585-9494.
May 1-3-Chemical Management & Resources Association Annual Forecast & Review in New York. Contact (718) 876-8800.
May 1-4-Plast-Ex '95 in Toronto, sponsored by SPI Canada. Contact (416) 449-3444.
May 2-4-Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing '95 in Dearborn, Mich., sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500.
May 3-4-International Symposium on Developing Technologies in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, sponsored by the Canadian Plastics Institute. Contact (416) 441-3222.
May 7-11-ANTEC '95, SPE annual technical conference, in Boston. Contact (203) 775-0471.
May 8-10-Enercomp 95, International Conference on Composite Materials and Energy, in Montreal, sponsored by the Canadian Association for Composite Structures and Materials. Contact (514) 641-5139.
May 8-11-SAMPE '95, the international symposium and exhibition of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, in Anaheim, Calif. Contact (818) 331-0616.
May 8-11-AeroMat Conference & Exposition in Anaheim, Calif., sponsored by ASM International. Contact (216) 338-5151, ext. 700.
May 9-11-American Contract Manufacturers Show and Conference in Cleveland, sponsored by S.O.A. Expositions Inc. Contact Amcon at (800) 869-9406, or fax (617) 631-4471.
May 9-11-SouthPack '95 in Atlanta, sponsored by Reed Exhibition Cos. Contact (203) 964-0000.
May 10-12-SPI Epoxy Resin Formulators Division meeting in San Francisco. Contact Allen Weidman at (202) 371-5233.
May 10-13-SPI 52nd Annual Western Section Conference in Hawaii. Contact (310) 420-8783.
May 11-13-CES Interactive '95 consumer electronics show in Philadelphia, sponsored by the Electronic Industries Association's Consumer Electronics Group. Contact Richard Scarfo at (703) 907-7600.
May 11-13-Personal Communications and Computing Show in Philadelphia, sponsored by the Electronic Industries Association's Consumer Electronics Group. Contact Richard Scarfo at (703) 907-7600.
May 14-16-SPI Plastic Drum Institute spring conference in Boca Raton, Fla. Contact Robin Cotchan at (202) 371-5243.
May 14-16-Color Marketing Group spring international conference in Dallas. Contact (703) 329-8500.
May 15-17-Inherently Conductive Polymers: an Emerging Technology in Boston, sponsored by Advanced Polymer Courses. Contact (603) 926-6508.
May 16-17-Regulatory Relief: Reducing the Size of Government in Washington, co-sponsored by the Flexible Packaging Association and the Snack Food Association. Contact FPA at (202) 842-3880.
May 16-18-Automotive & Transportation Interiors 95 in Detroit, sponsored by Automotive & Transportation Interiors magazine. Contact (801) 645-7101.
May 17-International Association of Plastics Distributors Educational Table Top Exhibit in Toronto. Contact (913) 345-1005.
May 17-19-MetCon '95, metallocene conference, in Houston, sponsored by Catalyst Consultants Inc. Contact (215) 628-4447.
May 18-19-Polyurethane Foam Association meeting in Arlington, Va. Contact (201) 633-9044.
June 3-International Association of Plastics Distributors Educational Table Top Exhibit in Toronto. Contact (913) 345-1005.
June 5-6-Biodegradable Polymers '95 in Ann Arbor, Mich., sponsored by Executive Conference Management. Contact (313) 420-0507.
June 6-8-Medical Design & Manufacturing East in New York, sponsored by Canon Communications Inc. Contact (310) 392-5509.
June 12-14-NeoCon '95 office furniture exhibition in Chicago, sponsored by Merchandise Mart Properties. Contact (312) 527-7600.
June 12-15-Nepcon East exposition in Boston, sponsored by Reed Exhibition Cos. Contact (203) 352-8416.
June 13-15-Plasform '95, sheet extrusion and thermoforming exhibition, in Cleveland, sponsored by Advanstar Expositions. Contact (216) 826-2843.
June 13-15-Plastics Fair Cleveland in Cleveland, sponsored by Advanstar Expositions. Contact (216) 826-2843.
June 13-15-Replitech International in Santa Clara, Calif., sponsored by Knowledge Industries. Contact (914) 328-9157.
June 20-22-AutoFact Southeast in Charlotte, N.C., sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500.