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. 1995
June 20-22-AutoFact Southeast in Charlotte, N.C., sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact SME in Dearborn, Mich., at (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 International and ICI Wilton Research Center, will be held in Washington. Contact (607) 337-5000.
June 22-23-Housewares Export Council of North America annual meeting in Rosemont, Ill. Contact the National Housewares Manufacturers Association in Rosemont at (708) 292-4207, ext. 116 or 118.
June 23-25-Construction Specifications Institute annual convention and exhibit 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., sponsored by Integrated Design Engineering Systems Inc. Contact (307) 742-9227.
Aug. 7-10-Society of Automotive Engineers Future Transportation Conference & Exposition in Costa Mesa, Calif. Contact (412) 772-7131.
Aug. 13-15-Green Building Conference and Exposition in Big Sky, Mont., sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council and the National Institute of Standards Technology. Contact the building council for more information at (301) 657-3469.
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 will be held in Chicago at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza. Contact the Society of Manufacturing Engineers at (313) 271-1500.
Aug. 24-26-Cal/Con95 at the La Playa Hotel in Carmel, Calif., sponsored by the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. Northern California Chapter annual conference. Contact (310) 420-8783.
Aug. 28-29-Compounding for Better 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, at McCormick Place East 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 the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. and the Society of Plastics Engineers. Contact SPI in Washington, D.C., at (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 IAPD of Leawood, Kan., at (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-SPE Thermoforming Division annual meeting in Independence, Ohio. Contact SPE in Brookfield, Conn., at (203) 775-0471.
Sept. 17-19-Plastic Shipping Container Institute meeting in Williamsburg, Va. Contact the institute in Downers Grove, Ill., at (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 the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.'s Western Composites Institute. Contact (310) 420-8783.
Sept. 19-21-SME Finishing '95 Conference and Exposition in Cincinnati. Contact the Society of Manufacturing Engineers of Dearborn, Mich., at (313) 271-1500.
Sept. 20-21-Medical Design & Manufacturing will be held at the Orlando Marriott Downtown 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. 20-22-SPO '95, business forum on specialty polyolefins, in Houston. Contact sponsor Schotland Business Research Inc. in Skillman, N.J., at (609) 466-9191.
Sept. 24-27-SPI New England Fall Conference in Newport, R.I. Contact Lori Capezzuto at (617) 337-4340.
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 the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.'s Polyurethane Division. Contact (212) 351-5425.
Sept. 27-28-MidPak '95/MidMed '95, Midwestern regional expositions for packaging, in Minneapolis sponsored by the Institute of Packaging Professionals. Contact Technology Exchange Inc. at (612) 473-9192.
Sept. 27-29-SPI Thermoforming Institute fall business meeting in San Francisco. Contact (202) 371-5395.
Oct. 1-3-SPI Midwest Conference in Concord, Ohio. Contact Patti Czizik at (708) 297-6150.
Oct. 7-9-NAHB Remodelers' Show, sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders, in Atlanta. Contact (202) 822-0200.
Oct. 9-11-SPI Sheet Producers Division meeting in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Contact Allen Weidman at (202) 371-5233.
Oct. 9-12-Pack Expo West, the Western Packaging Technology Show, in Las Vegas, sponsored by the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute. Contact PMMI at (202) 347-3838.
Oct. 10-12-CES Mexico 95, annual Mexican consumer electronics show, in Mexico City, sponsored by the Electronic Industries Association's Consumer Electronics Group. Contact (703) 907-7600.
Oct. 12-13-Polyurethane Foam Association meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Contact (201) 633-9044.
Oct. 15-17-Association of Rotational Molders' fall conference in Dallas. Contact ARM in Oak Brook, Ill., at (708) 571-0611.
Oct. 17-19-WestPack '95 in Anaheim, Calif., sponsored by Reed Exhibition Cos. Contact (203) 964-0000.
Oct. 18-21-Composites '95 annual convention and expositions sponsored by the Composites Fabricators Association will be held in Anaheim, Calif., at the Hilton Hotel and Towers. Contact (703) 524-3332.
Oct. 24-26-Plastics Fair Providence in Providence, R.I., sponsored by Advanstar Expositions. Contact (216) 826-2882.
Oct. 24-27-Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week in Las Vegas, sponsored by the Automotive Parts & Accessories Association. Contact (301) 654-6664.
Oct. 30-31-TPOs in Automotive '95 in Novi, Mich. Contact Executive Conference Management Inc. at (313) 420-0507.
Oct. 30-Nov. 2-ASM Materials Week in Cleveland, sponsored by ASM International. Contact (216) 338-5151, ext. 700.
Oct. 31-Nov. 2-IBEC '95, the automotive International Body Engineering Conference, in Detroit. Sponsors are American Iron & Steel Institute, Alcoa Automotive Products, Detroit Center Tool Inc., DuPont Automotive, SAE International, TWB Co., GE Plastics, Modern Engineering and Utilase Inc. Contact (810) 558-5710.
Nov. 1-2-Nepcon Southeast '95 in Orlando, Fla., produced by Reed Exhibition Cos. of Norwalk, Conn. Contact (203) 840-5856.
Nov. 2-3-Healthpack '95 in Northbrook, Ill., sponsored by Technomic Publishing Co. Inc.'s Program Division. Contact (717) 291-5609.
Nov. 4-8-Polyurethane Manufacturers Association fall meeting in Pittsburgh. Contact (708) 858-2670.
Nov. 5-6-SPI Machinery Division fall conference in Alexandria, Va. Contact Walt Bishop at (202) 371-5230.
Nov. 5-7-Color Marketing Group fall international conference in Phoenix. Contact (703) 329-8500.
Nov. 13-17-Comdex computer electronics show in Las Vegas, sponsored by Interface Group. Contact (617) 449-6600.
Nov. 14-16-AutoFact '95, factory automation conference and exposition in Chicago, sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500.
Nov. 15-16-SPI Styrene Information & Research Center annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Contact (202) 371-5314.
Dec. 12-16 Fourth Pacific Polymer Conference in Kauai, Hawaii, sponsored by the Pacific Polymer Federation. Contact Dianne Ruddy of the American Chemical Society at (202) 872-6286.
Jan. 14-17-International Housewares Show in Chicago. Contact National Housewares Manufacturers Association at (708) 292-4200.
Feb. 13-15-Plastics Fair Dallas in Dallas, sponsored by Advanstar Expositions. Contact Advanstar in Cleveland at (216) 826-2882.
Feb. 21-23-TRANSPACK 96 Educa-tional Symposium on Transport Packaging in Clearwater Beach, Fla., sponsored by the Institute of Packaging Professionals. Contact (703) 318-8970.
Feb. 26-29-SAE International Congress & Exposition in Detroit at the Cobo Center sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers International. Contact (412) 772-7129.
Feb. 27-29-Nepcon West '96 in Anaheim, Calif., produced by Reed Exhibition Cos. of Norwalk, Conn. Contact (203) 840-5856.
March 11-12-Wilson Forum on Existing & Potential Applications of Composite Materials in the Infrastructure in San Francisco. Contact sponsor Wilson Composite Group Inc. of Folsom, Calif., at (916) 989-4812.
March 18-21-National Manufacturing Week (consisting of the following concurrent shows: National Design Engineering Show, The Industrial Automation Event, National Plant Engineering & Maintenance Show, International Logistics Exposition, Production Machinery & Tools Show) sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers at McCormick Place in Chicago. Contact (203) 840-5878.
March 19-21-International Conference on Marine Applications of Composite Materials in Melbourne, Fla., sponsored by Composites Education Association, the U.S. Ship Structure Committee and Structural Composites Inc. Contact (407) 951-9464.