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.
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.
Jan. 26-28-Builders' Show, in Houston, organized by the National Association of Home Builders. Contact NAHB at (202) 822-0200.
Jan. 29-30-Effective Global Sourcing Strategies conference, in New Orleans, sponsored by the Institute for International Research. Contact (212) 661-3500 or (800) 999-3123.
Feb. 1-2-Sports Summit 96 in Atlanta. Contact E.J. Krause & Associates Inc. of Bethesda, Md., at (301) 986-7800.
Feb. 4-6-Plastic Shipping Container Institute semiannual 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. 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. 21-24-SPI Molders & Mold-makers Annual Conference, in Orlando, Fla. Contact Tina Kierzek at (202) 371-5247.
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. 25-29-Nepcon West '96 electronics manufacturing show in Anaheim, Calif. Contact Reed Exhibition Cos. of Norwalk, Conn., at (203) 840-5856.
Feb. 26-29-SAE International Congress & Exposition in Detroit, sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers International. Contact SAE at (412) 776-4841.
March 4-6-North American Research Conference on Toughening of Polymers in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Contact Angelos V. Patsis at the Institute of Materials Science at the State University of New York at New Paltz at (914) 255-0757.
March 5-10-American Mold Builders Association Annual Convention in San Diego. Contact AMBA in Medinah, Ill., at (708) 980-7667.
March 6-8-Flexible Packaging Association annual meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz. Contact FPA at (202) 842-3880.
March 8-10-NARI '96 home remodelers' show, in Chicago, sponsored by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Contact NARI at (703) 276-7600.
March 11-12-Wilson Forum on Exist 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 in Mexico City. Sponsored by Anipac and Oprex. Contact Oprex in Mexico City at +52 (5) 785-7553.
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 25-26-Molding '96 injection molding conference in Novi, Mich. Contact organizer Executive Conference Management in Plymouth, Mich., at (313) 420-0507.
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 conference in Atlanta, sponsored by Packaging Strategies. Contact (610) 436-4220.
March 25-27-MexCon '96, a conference on manufacturing in Mexico, in San Diego, sponsored by the Institute for International Research. Contact (212) 661-3500 or (800) 999-3123.
March 25-28-International SAMPE Symposium/Exhibition for advanced and composite materials, in Anaheim, Calif. Contact (818) 331-0616, ext. 610.
March 27-28-MassPlastics '96 exhibition in Fitchburg, Mass., organized by the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce. Contact Michael Salvi at (508) 840-4300.
March 27-28-Injection Molding RETEC, Society of Plastics Engineers regional technical conference held in conjunction with MassPlastics '96, in Fitchburg, Mass. Contact SPE at (203) 775-0471.
March 27-28-Flex-Pak '96 flexible packaging conference in Chicago, sponsored by Schotland Business Research Inc. Contact (609) 466-9191.
March 28-29-SPI Color & Additives Compounders Unit Conference on regulatory and employee issues in Washington. Contact SPI at (202) 371-5326.
March 31-April 3-Association of Rotational Molders Spring Meeting in Orlando, Fla. Contact (708) 571-0611.
April 1-3-SPI Structural Plastics Division's 24th Annual Conference and New Product Design Competition in Atlanta. Contact Jack Murphy at (202) 371-5309.
April 10-12-CMM of the Americas, exposition and conference targeted at Latin American converters and packagers. Sponsored by Blenheim Group USA in Miami Beach, Fla. Contact (312) 332-4650.
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 PMA at (708) 858-2670.
April 15-16-Bev-Pak Americas '96 conference on innovations in beverage packaging, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Contact Directions 21 Inc. in Sarasota, Fla., at (941) 925-2188.
April 15-18-North American Material Handling Show and Forum in Detroit, sponsored by the Material Handling Industry of America. Contact MHIA in Charlotte, N.C., at (704) 522-8644.
April 18-Society of the Plastics Industry/Society of Plastics Engineers Metro Plastics Expo '96 in Mountainside, N.J. Contact Betty Coleman at SPI at (617) 932-0012.
April 21-23-Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries 1996 Exposition in Orlando, Fla. Contact (202) 662-8527.
April 22-26-Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing '96, organized by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, in Dearborn, Mich. Contact SME at (313) 271-1500, ext. 629.
April 23-25-Interphex '96 exhibition and conference for the development, manufacture and packaging of pharmaceuticals in New York. Contact Reed Exhibition Cos. at (203) 840-5658.
April 28-May 2-RadTech '96 North America, an ultraviolet and electron beam curing conference and exhibition, in Nashville, Tenn., sponsored by RadTech International North America. Contact (708) 480-9576.
April 29-May 1-SPI Machinery Division spring meeting, in La Costa, Calif. Contact Walt Bishop at (202) 371-5230.
April 30-Ohio Plastics Summit '96, in Columbus, Ohio. Contact the Ohio Department of Development at (614) 466-2317 or (800) 848-1300.
May 5-7-Color Marketing Group spring international conference in New Orleans. Contact (703) 329-8500.
May 5-10-Antec '96, Society of Plastics Engineers' annual technical conference and exhibition, in Indianapolis. Contact SPE at (203) 775-0471.
May 7-8-Nova-Pack '96, for polyester packaging innovations for food and beverages, at the Dusseldorf, Germany, Hilton Hotel. Contact sponsor Schotland Business Research Inc. at (609) 466-9191 or fax (609) 466-8833.
May 7-9-Automotive & Transportation Interiors Expo in Detroit. Contact Christine Zimmerman at Shore-Varrone Inc. at (800) 241-9034.
May 8-11-Society of the Plastics Industry Annual Western Section Conference in San Diego. Contact (714) 261-6979.
May 23-24-Windsor Mould Show in Windsor, Ontario. Contact Reed Exhibition Cos. at (416) 491-7565.
June 4-5-Mid-States Plastics Show & Conference in Des Moines, Iowa, sponsored by the Iowa Plastics Technology Center and SPE's Iowa Section. Contact (319) 352-1112.
June 4-6-Medical Design & Manufacturing East 96 in New York City Contact Canon Communications Inc. at (310) 392-5509.
June 4-6-5th Annual REPLItech International conference and exhibition in San Jose, Calif., sponsored by the International Media Recording Association. Contact (212) 643-0620.
June 4-6-HBA Global Expo, trade show and conference for health, beauty and personal care industries, in New York, organized by Blenheim Group USA Inc. Contact (201) 346-1400.