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.
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 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 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 in Melbourne, Fla., sponsored by Composites Education Association Inc. Contact (407) 951-9464.
March 19-21-North American Industrial Expo and Mold Expo '96 joint conference in Novi, Mich., co-sponsored by Mold Expo USA Inc. and the Engineering Society. Contact the society at (810) 355-2910.
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, ext. 235.
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 Annual Conference and New Product Design Competition in Atlanta. Contact Jack Murphy at (202) 371-5309.
April 10-11-Norpack in Boston, sponsored by the Institute of Packaging Professionals and the Material Handling Management Society. Contact Industrial Shows Northeast at (617) 489-2302.
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 Wesley Chapel, Fla. Contact (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-SPI/SPE Metro Plastics Expo '96 in Mountainside, N.J. Contact Betty Coleman at the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. at (617) 932-0012.
April 21-23-Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries 1996 Exposition in Orlando, Fla. Contact (202) 662-8527.
April 22-24-Advances in Rotational Molding in Independence, Ohio, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Contact (414) 227-3105.
April 23-25-Packaging Forum '96 d'Emballage in Montreal, sponsored by the Packaging Association of Canada. Contact (416) 490-7860.
April 23-25-Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing '96 in Dearborn, Mich., sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the Rapid Prototyping Association. Contact SME at (313) 271-1500.
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.
April 30-May 2-Automotive Finishing '96 conference and exposition in Detroit, sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500.
May 2-3-Mí57¯Recycling Laws International conference in Columbia, Md., near Baltimore, sponsored by Raymond Communications Inc. Contact (301) 345-4237.
May 5-7-Color Marketing Group spring international conference in New Orleans. Contact (703) 329-8500.
May 5-9-Antec '96, Society of Plastics Engineers' annual technical conference and exhibition, in Indianapolis. Contact SPE at (203) 775-0471.
May 7-Northeast Recycling Investment Forum at the World Trade Center in Boston, sponsored by the Northeast Recycling Council. Contact (802) 254-3636.
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, ext. 209.
May 8-11-Society of the Plastics Industry Annual Western Section conference in San Diego. Contact SPI Western Regional Office at (714) 261-6979.
May 23-24-Windsor Mould Show will be held 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.