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.
Nov. 30-Dec. 1-World Glycols Conference in Houston, sponsored by the Independent Chemical Information Services-London Oil Reports. Contact ICIS-LOR in London at 011 44 (171) 404-7722.
Dec. 4-6-Functional Fillers for Thermoplastic & Thermosets in Houston, sponsored by Intertech Conferences. Contact (207) 781-9800.
Dec. 4-7-Injection Molding Process Technology seminar in Milwaukee, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Contact (414) 227-3105.
Dec. 5-6-Flexible Packaging - Today and Tomorrow - A Business Strategy Forum in Chicago, sponsored by Gorham International Inc. Contact (207) 892-2216.
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-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.
Jan. 15-17-International Conference on Composites in Infrastructure in Tucson. Contact the University of Arizona at (520) 621-3054.
Jan. 17-SPI Michigan Chapter miniconference focusing on development of a nationwide program to certify the skills of production employees in plastics molding. Contact the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.'s Midwest Section at (708) 297-6150.
Jan. 22-23-Injection Molding Conference for Injection Molding Professionals in San Diego, sponsored by Injection Molding magazine. Contact (919) 933-2547.
Jan. 22-24 - SME Composites '96 Manufacturing and Tooling Conference and Tabletop Exhibits in Anaheim, Calif. Contact (313) 271-1500.
Feb. 1-2-Sports Summit 96 in Atlanta. Contact E.J. Krause & Associates Inc., based in Bethesda, Md., at (301) 986-7800.
Feb. 4-6-Plastic Shipping Container Institute semi-annual meeting in Key Largo, Fla. Contact (708) 969-2300.
Feb. 4-7-The Super Show sports products trade show in Atlanta, sponsored by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association. Contact (305) 893-8771.
Feb. 5-7-SPI Composites Institute annual conference & exposition in Cincinnati. Contact (212) 351-5404.
Feb. 6-8-Medical Design & Manufacturing West 96 in Anaheim, Calif., sponsored by Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry magazine. Contact Canon Communications Inc. at (310) 392-5509.
Feb. 6-8-Color Pigments 1996: Trade, Technology and Regulation in the Americas in Mexico City, sponsored by the Color Pigments Manufacturers Association Inc. Contact (703) 684-4044.
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. 22-24-Refrigerated Foods Association annual conference in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Contact (770) 452-0660.
Feb. 25-28-Southeast Recycling Conference & Trade Show in Orange Beach, Ala. Contact (334) 277-7050.
Feb. 25-29-Nepcon West '96 electronics manufacturing conference will be held in Anaheim, Calif., by Reed Exhibition Cos. Contact (203) 840-5856.
Feb. 26-29-SAE International Congress & Exposition in Detroit sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers International. Contact SAE at (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 5-10-American Mold Builders Association Annual Convention in San Diego. Contact AMBA in Medinah, Ill., at (708) 980-7667.
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 11-13 - Maintenance of Plastic Injection Molding Machines seminar in Milwaukee, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Contact (414) 227-3105.
March 12-15-PlastImagen '96 will be held in Mexico City. Co-sponsored by the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc., Anipac and Oprex. Contact Oprex in Mexico City at 52 (5) 785-7553.
March 13-17-National Utility Contractors Association convention and equipment exhibition in San Diego. Contact NUCA in Arlington, Va., at (703) 358-9300.
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, 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 Inc. Contact (407) 951-9464.
March 19-21-North American Industrial Expo and Mold Expo in Novi, Mich., co-sponsored by Mold Expo USA Inc. and the Engineering Society. Contact the society at (313) 995-4440.
March 19-21-EastPack in Philadelphia. Contact Reed Exhibition Cos. at (203) 840-5836.
March 25-27-Advanced, Large-Part Blow Molding seminar in Atlanta, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Contact (414) 227-3105.
March 25-27-Packaging Strategies '96 in Atlanta, sponsored by Packaging Strategies. Contact (610) 436-4220.
March 25-28-International SAMPE Symposium/Exhibition in Anaheim, Calif. Contact (818) 331-0616, ext. 610.
March 27-28-Massplastics '96 in Fitchburg, Mass., sponsored by Plastics Hotline magazine. Contact Mi-chael Salvi at the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce for more information at (508) 840-4300, ext. 235.
March 27-28-Flex-Pak '96 in Chicago, sponsored by Schotland Business Research Inc. Contact (609) 466-9191.
April 1-3-SPI Structural Plastics Division Conference and new product design competition in Atlanta. Contact (202) 371-9841.
April 10-12-Pl sticos de las Americas Conference & Exhibition, produced by Bill Communications, Carvajal SA and Coast Publishing, in Miami Beach, Fla. Contact (212) 592-6564.
April 13-17-Polyurethane Manufacturers Association spring meeting in Tampa, Fla. Contact (708) 858-2670.