The following is a list of major North American conferences, trade shows and expositions of general interest to the plastics industry. International events generally are listed in the first issue of each month, while regional shows, technical conferences, seminars and training meetings generally appear in the second issue of each month.
Sept. 8-10-SPI Pacific Northwest Chapter annual business meeting in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Contact (714) 261-6979.
Sept. 11-12-Injection Molding Conference in Chicago, sponsored by Injection Molding magazine. Contact (919) 933-2547.
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. 12-15-Pac-Ex'95, Canada's national packaging show, will be held in Toronto. Contact Madellon Lopes at (416) 595-5562.
Sept. 12-17-International Association of Plastics Distributors Annual Convention in Kansas City, Mo. Contact (913) 345-1005.
Sept. 13-14-Flexible Packaging Association Management Leadership Conference in Boston. Contact (202) 842-3880.
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. 16-19-Chemical Management and Resources Association fall meeting in Orlando, Fla. Contact CMRA in Staten Island, N.Y., at (718) 876-8800.
Sept. 17-19-SPE Thermoforming Division annual meeting in Independence, Ohio. Contact SPE at (203) 775-0471.
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-International Technical Conference on Composites in Corrosion and Construction in Las Vegas, sponsored by SPI's Western Composites Institute. Contact (714) 261-6959.
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 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. 20-22-Operations Seminar and Trade Show, for the safe handling, use, storage, transportation, and disposal of chemicals, will be held in Baltimore, sponsored by the National Association of Chemical Distributors. Contact (703) 527-6223.
Sept. 24-26-SPI New England fall conference in Newport, R.I. Contact Lori Capezzuto at (617) 932-0012.
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, sponsored by the Institute of Packaging Professionals. Contact Technology Exchange Inc. at (612) 473-9192.
Oct. 1-3-SPI Midwest Conference in Concord, Ohio. Contact Patti Czizik at (708) 297-6150.
Oct. 5-Recycled plastic lumber seminar and workshop hosted Rutgers' Center for Plastics Recycling Research in Piscataway, N.J. Contact (908) 445-4402.
Oct. 5-6-Latin American Chemicals Markets '95 in Houston. If calling from the United States, contact Reed Business Publishing at (800) 814-3459; others call London, 011 44 (171) 404 7722.
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. 11-13-SPI Thermoforming Institute fall business meeting in San Francisco. Contact (202) 371-5395.
Oct. 12-13-Polyurethane Foam Association meeting in San Antonio. 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. 16-18-Creating Environmentally Responsible Packaging in Washington, sponsored by the Institute for International Research of New York. Contact (212) 661-8740.
Oct. 17-19-WestPack '95 in Anaheim, Calif., sponsored by Reed Exhibition Cos. Contact (303) 727-4204.
Oct. 18-21-Composites '95 annual convention and expositions sponsored by the Composites Fabricators Association will be held in Anaheim, Calif. 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. 25-27-SPI Polymeric Materials Producers division meeting in Houston. Contact (202) 371-5221.
Oct. 30-31-TPOs in Automotive '95 in Novi, Mich. Contact Executive Conference Management Inc. at (313) 420-0507.
Oct. 30-Nov. 1-The Institute for Briquetting and Agglomeration's biennial conference will be held in Philadelphia. Contact the institute in Hudson, Wis., at (715) 549-6342.
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.
Oct. 31-Nov. 2-Nepcon Southeast '95 in Orlando, Fla., sponsored by Reed Exhibition Cos. Contact Reed in Norwalk, Conn., at (203) 840-5856.
Nov. 1-PET Update '95 in Princeton, N.J. Contact Stan Sacharow at Packaging Group Inc. at (908) 636-0885.
Nov. 1-2-Nepcon Southeast '95 in Orlando, Fla., produced by Reed Exhibition Cos. of Norwalk, Conn. Contact (203) 840-5856.
Nov. 2-Competing with PET, an international seminar on alternatives to the use of PET in packaging, in Princeton, N.J. Contact Stan Sacharow at Packaging Group Inc. at (908) 636-0885.
Nov. 2-3-Healthpack '95 in Northbrook, Ill., sponsored by Technomic Publishing Co. Inc.'s Program Division. Contact (717) 291-5609.
Nov. 2-3-Magnetic & Optical Media Seminar in San Francisco, sponsored by the International Recording Media Association. Contact (212) 643-0620.
Nov. 4-8-Polyurethane Manufacturers Association fall meeting in Pittsburgh. Contact (708) 858-2670.
Nov. 5-6-Society of the Plastics Industry 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. 12-16-Annual International Juvenile Products Show, in Dallas, sponsored by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association. Contact (609) 222-0008.
Nov. 12-16-Autofact '95 in Chicago, sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact SME in Dearborn, Mich., at (313) 271-1500.
Nov. 13-14-Designing Parts & Products for Injection Molding seminar, sponsored by Injection Molding magazine, in Cincinnati. Contact (919) 933-2547
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. Contact (202) 371-5314.
Nov. 15-16-Auto Recycle '95 in Dearborn, Mich., sponsored by Schotland Business Research Inc. Contact Schotland in Skillman, N.J., at (609) 466-9191.
Nov. 28-Western Moldmakers Trade Fair, sponsored by SPI's Western Moldmakers Division, in Orange, Calif. The marketplace is for local moldmaking supplies, services, machinery and equipment.
Dec. 4-6-Functional Fillers in Thermoplastic and Thermosetting Resins in Houston, sponsored by Intertech Conferences. Contact (207) 781-9800.
Dec. 11-13-SAE Global Vehicle Development Conference in Dearborn, Mich. Contact sponsor the Society of Automotive Engineers Inc. at (412) 776-7131.
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 in Rosemont, Ill., at (708) 292-4200.
Feb. 1-2-Sports Summit 96 in Atlanta. Contact E.J. Krause & Associates Inc. of Bethesda, Md., at (301) 986-7800.
Feb. 5-7-SPI Composites Institute annual conference & exposition in Cincinnati. Contact Peggy Stabach at (212) 351-5410.
Feb. 13-15-Plastics Fair Dallas in Dallas, sponsored by Advanstar Expositions. Contact (216) 826-2882.
Feb. 21-23-TRANSPACK 96 Educational Symposium on Transport Packaging in Clearwater Beach, Fla., sponsored by the Institute of Packaging Professionals. Contact (703) 318-8970.
Feb. 25-28-Southeast Recycling Conference & Trade Show in Orange Beach, Ala. Contact (334) 277-7050.
Feb. 26-29-SAE International Congress & Exposition will be held in Detroit, sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers International. Contact SAE in Warrendale, Pa., at (412) 772-7129.