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. 1996
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 Manufac-turing 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 1 - Plastic Bag Associa-tion's spring meeting in Austin, Texas. Contact PBA at (212) 661-4261.
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-MechanCAD, the Auto-CAD Mechanical Design Confer-ence, in Dallas, produced by Miller Freeman Inc. Contact (415) 905-2354.
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-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 5-8-Chemical Management & Resources Association's annual meeting in Philadelphia. Contact CMRA at (718) 876-8800.
May 5-10-ANTEC '96, Society of Plastics Engineers' annual technical conference and exhibition, in Indian-apolis. Also featured, ``Breaking Through For Plastics'' luncheon and seminars will be held May 6; and an OEM supersession May 10. Contact SPE at (203) 775-0471.
May 7-Northeast Recycling Invest-ment Forum at the World Trade Center in Boston, sponsored by the Northeast Recycling Council. Contact (802) 254-3636.
May 7-IAPD Educational Table Top Exhibit in Seattle, sponsored by the International Association of Plastics Distributors. Contact (913) 345-1005.
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 at (714) 261- 6979.
May 15-17-Designing and Implement-ing Performance Measurements for the Purchasing Function in Nashville, Tenn., sponsored by the Institute for International Research's Manufactur-ing Institute. Contact (212) 661-8740.
May 19-21-Epoxy, the Versatile Polymer, the spring conference of the Epoxy Resin Formulators Division of the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc., will be held in Aspen, Colo. Contact (202) 371-5234.
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 & Manufac-turing East 96 in New York. Contact Canon Communications Inc. in Santa Monica, Calif., at (310) 392- 5509.
June 4-6-REPLItech International conference and exhibition in San Jose, Calif., sponsored by the International Media Recording Association. Contact (212) 643-0620.
June 10-12-Neocon '96, World Expo-sition on Facilities Design and Management, in conjunction with the National Commercial Buildings Expo-sition and Conference, in Chicago. Contact Merchandise Mart Properties at (312) 527-7934.
June 11-13-Plastics Fair Chicago in Rosemont, Ill., produced by Advanstar Expositions. Contact (218) 723- 9130.
June 11-13-Nepcon East '96 electronics manufacturing show will be held in Boston. Contact sponsor Reed Exhibi-tion Cos. in Norwalk, Conn., at (203) 840-5856.
June 12-13-MetCon '96, conference for metallocene catalyst technology and products, in Houston, sponsored by the Catalyst Group. Contact (215) 628-4447.
June 12-13-Dynamic Forecasting in Contract Manufacturing in Nashville, Tenn., sponsored by the Manufactur-ing Institute. Contact (212) 661-8740.
June 25-28-Expopak de las Americas in Mexico City, produced by Oprex SA de CV and the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute. Contact PMMI at (703) 243-8555.
June 26-28-Flexpo 96, conference on intermaterial substitution of flexible polymers, in Houston, sponsored by Chemical Market Resources Inc. Contact (713) 333-3313.