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.
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 13-15-Nepcon East '95 in Boston, produced by Reed Exhibition Cos. of Norwalk, Conn. Contact (203) 840-5856.
June 20-22-AutoFact Southeast in Charlotte, N.C., sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500.
June 20-23-Mexican Manufacturing Week '95 in Mexico City. Contact producer Reed Exhibition Cos. in Norwalk, Conn., at (203) 840-5570.
June 21-22-Plastics for Packaging Food USA, organized by Pira Internatioanl and ICI Wilton Research Center, in Washington. Contact (607) 337-5000.
June 22-23-Housewares Export Council of Northa America annual meeting in Rosemont, Ill. Contact the National Housewares Manufacturers Association in Rosemont at (708) 292-4207, ext. 118 or 116.
June 23-25-Construction Specifications Institute annual convention in Minneapolis. Contact (703) 684-0300.
June 27-29-HBA Global Expo, health, beauty and personal-care exposition, in New York, sponsored by HBA Global Expo. Contact (201) 346-1400 ext. 164 or 166.
July 12-14-Comdex computer electronics show, in Toronto, sponsored by Interface Group. Contact (617) 449-6600.
July 16-18-World Sports Expo '95 in Chicago, sponsored by the National Sporting Goods Association. Contact (708) 439-4000.
July 30-Aug. 1-International Lawn, Garden & Power Equipment Expo '95 in Louisville, Ky., sponsored by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute Inc. Contact (502) 473-1992.
Aug. 3-4-IDES Materials Database Roundup in Laramie, Wyo. Contact (307) 742-9227.
Aug. 7-10-Society of Automotive Engineers Future Transportation Conference & Exposition in Costa Mesa, Calif. Contact (412) 772-7131.
Aug. 13-19-National Hardware Show in Chicago. Contact (203) 325-5039.
Aug. 15-17-Plasticos '95 in Mexico City, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Contact Ray Robinson at (202) 482-0610.
Aug. 22-24-Manufacturing Medical Plastics '95 conference and exhibits in Chicago, sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500.
Aug. 28-29-Compounding for Better Value in Philadelphia, sponsored by Executive Conference Management. Contact (313) 420-0507.
Aug. 28-31-Flex Expo in Chicago, co-sponsored by Blenheim Trade Shows Inc. and the Flexible Packaging Association. Contact (201) 346-1400.
Aug. 28-31-CMM International, the Converting Machinery/Materials Conference and Exposition, in Chicago, organized by Blenheim Group USA. Contact (201) 346-1400.
Sept. 7-10-SPI Pacific Northwest Chapter annual business meeting in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Contact (310) 420-8783.
Sept. 11-13-National Recycling Congress in Kansas City, Mo., sponsored by the National Recycling Coalition. Contact (202) 625-6406.
Sept. 12-14-Plastics USA in Chicago, sponsored by SPI and SPE. Contact (202) 371-5235.
Sept. 13-15-Future-Pak '95 in Chicago sponsored by George O. Schroeder Associates Inc. of Appleton, Wis. Contact (414) 739-0396.
Sept. 13-15-Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute fall meeting in Hyannis, Mass. Contact (202) 347-3838.
Sept. 13-17-International Association of Plastics Distributors' annual convention in Kansas City, Mo. Contact (913) 345-1005.
Sept. 14-18-National Casual Furniture Market in Chicago, sponsored by the Summer and Casual Furniture Manufacturers Association. Contact (312) 527-7965.
Sept. 17-19-Plastic Shipping Container Institute meeting in Williamsburg, Va. Contact (708) 969-2300.
Sept. 17-20-Chemical Management & Resources Association fall meeting in Panama City, Fla. Contact (718) 876-8800.
Sept. 18-21-SPI Western Composites Institute Corrosion Conference in Las Vegas. Contact (310) 420-8783.
Sept. 18-21-International Technical Conference on Composites in Corrosion and Construction in Las Vegas, sponsored by SPI's Western Composites Institute. Contact (310) 420-8783.
Sept. 19-21-SME Finishing '95 conference and exposition in Cincinnati. Contact (313) 271-1500.
Sept. 20-21-Medical Design & Manufacturing in Orlando, Fla., sponsored by Canon Communications Inc. Contact (310) 392-5509.
Sept. 20-22-SPI Epoxy Resin Formulators Division in Orlando, Fla. Contact Allen Weidman at (202) 371-5233.
Sept. 24-27-SPI New England Fall Conference in Newport, R.I. Contact Lori Capezzuto at (617) 337-4340.
Sept. 25-27-SPE Thermoforming Division annual meeting in Independence, Ohio. Contact SPE at (203) 775-0471.
Sept. 25-28-Appliance Manufacturer Conference & Exposition in Nashville, Tenn., sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500, ext. 370.
Sept. 26-28-Mold Expo in Detroit, sponsored by Mold Expo. Contact (810) 358-4435.
Sept. 26-28-CosProTec '95 in Philadelphia. Contact (708) 954-3050.
Sept. 26-29-Polyurethanes 1995 conference in Chicago, sponsored by SPI's Polyurethane Division. Contact (212) 351-5425.
Sept. 27-28-MidPak '95/MidMed '95, Midwestern regional expositions for packaging, in Minneapolis. Contact Technology Exchange Inc. at (612) 473-9192.