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
June 3-6-AeroMat '96, advanced aerospace materials and processes conference and exposition, in Dayton, Ohio, at the Dayton Convention Center, sponsored by the Aerospace Division of ASM International. Contact (216) 338-5151.
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-AmCon, American Contract Manufacturers Show, at the Cleveland I-X Center. Contact (800) 829-7467.
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 4-6-Injection Mold Technology at the Holiday Inn Toronto Airport in Etobicoke, Ontario, sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500.
June 10-12-Neocon '96, World Expo-sition on Facilities Design and Management, in conjunction with the National Commercial Buildings Exposi-tion and Conference, in Chicago. Contact Merchandise Mart Properties at (312) 527-7934.
June 11-Utility Deregulation in Norwalk, Calif. Contact the California Film Extruders & Converters Associa-tion at (714) 644-7659.
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 in Boston. Contact sponsor Reed Exhibition 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 24-26-Additives for Metallocene-Catalyzed Polymers in Chicago at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, sponsored by Intertech Conferences. Contact (207) 781-9800.
June 25-28-Expopak de las Americas, packaging show 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
July 28-30-International Lawn, Garden & Power Equipment Expo '96, in Louisville, Ky., sponsored by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute. Contact Sellers Expositions Inc. at (502) 562-1962 or (800) 558-8767.
Aug. 5-9-University of Michigan 1996 Management Briefing Seminars, in Traverse City, Mich. Contact UM at (313) 764-5592.
Aug. 14-16-``Correctly Applying SPC Tools in Laboratory and Continuous Flow & Batch Manufacturing Pro-cesses'' in Stillwater, Okla., on the Oklahoma State University campus. Contact (405) 744-5714.
Aug. 22-24-Used Machinery Expo in Atlanta, produced by AMC Trade-shows in Atlanta. Contact (404) 220- 2224.
Aug. 26-27 - Compounding '96 in Philadelphia, sponsored by Executive Conference Management Inc. Contact (313) 420-0507.
Sept. 4-11-International Manufactur-ing Technology Show, organized by Association for Manufacturing Tech-nology, in Chicago. Contact AMT at (703) 893-2900.
Sept. 11-13-Enviro-Pro Expo Mexico 96 in Mexico City. For more information contact organizer E.J. Krause & Associates at (301) 986-7800.
Sept. 21-25-Polyurethane Manufactur-ers Association fall meeting in Chicago. Contact (708) 858-2670.
Sept. 16-17-Injection Molding Confer-ence in Philadelphia, sponsored by Injection Molding. Contact (919) 933- 2547.
Sept. 24-29-International Association of Plastics Distributors convention in Waikoloa, Hawaii. Contact (913) 345-1005.
Sept. 25-26-Flexible Packaging Assoc-iation Management Leadership Conference in Chicago. Contact (202) 842-3880.
Sept. 25-27-SPO '96, international business forum on specialty polyolefins, in Houston at the Westin Galleria Hotel, sponsored by Schotland Business Research Inc. Contact (609) 466- 9191.
Sept. 26-30-National Casual Furniture Market in Chicago, sponsored by the Summer and Casual Furniture Manu-facturers Association. Contact (312) 527-7965.
Sept. 28-Oct. 1-SPE Fall Thermoform-ing Conference in Fort Mitchell, Ky., sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers. Contact Art Buckel at McConnel Co. Inc. in San Diego (619) 273-9620.
Oct. 1-3-IBEC '96 International Body Engineering Conference & Expo-sition in Detroit, sponsored by DuPont Automotive, GE Plastics and other automotive materials suppliers. Contact (810) 558-5710.
Oct. 2-3-Nepcon San Antonio, electronics manufacturing show, in San Antonio. Contact Reed Exhibition Cos. of Norwalk, Conn., at (203) 840- 5856.
Oct. 8-9-Expoplast '96 in Montreal, sponsored by the Society of the Plastics Industry of Canada. Contact (905) 678-7748.
Oct. 8-10-Association of Professional Model Makers Conference in Milwau-kee. Contact APMM in San Francisco at (415) 957-0130.
Oct. 8-11-IPW '96, International Poly-ester Week, at the Forsgate Country Club in Jamesburg, N.J., sponsored by the Packaging Group. Contact (908) 636-0885.
Oct. 9-10-Blow molding seminar/conference in Bartlesville, Okla., at the Phillips Research Forum Building, sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers Blow Molding Division and Phillips 66 Co. Contact Don Peters at (918) 661-3117.
Oct. 14-16-International Truck & Bus Meeting & Exposition, in Detroit. Contact the Society of Automotive Engineers at (810) 776-4841.
Oct. 16-18-Retec: Design for the 21st Century conference in Andover, Mass., sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers' Eastern New England Section. Contact (704) 743-3461.
Sept. 17-18-Appliance Manufacturer Conference & Expo in Nashville, Tenn., sponsored by Appliance Manufacturer. Contact (847) 698-4248.
Oct. 21-25-International Card Manu-facturers Association Card Manufac-turing Expo '96, ``The Globalization of the Plastic Card Industry,'' at the Marriott Castle Harbour Resort in Bermuda. Contact (609) 799-4900.
Oct. 23-26-Automotive Recyclers Association Convention & Exhibits, in Denver. Contact Colorado Auto Recyclers at (303) 423-0627.
Oct. 28-30-TPOs in Automotive '96 in Novi, Mich., sponsored by Executive Conference Management Inc. Contact (313) 420-0507.
Oct. 29-31-Fabtech West in San Jose, Calif., sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500.
Oct. 30-31 - Medical Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis, sponsored by Canon Communications Inc. Contact (310) 392-5509.
Nov. 3-5-Color Marketing Group international fall conference in Seattle. Contact (703) 329-8500.
Nov. 7-8-ARC '96 ``Technology - The Spark in Recycling'' in Chicago at the Swissotel, sponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers' Plastic Recycling Division. Contact (847) 991-4615.
Nov. 12-14-Autofact '96 conference and exhibition in Detroit, sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Contact (313) 271-1500.
Nov. 12-14-Plastics Fair Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C., sponsored by Advan-star Expositions. Contact (216) 826- 2882.
Nov. 17-21-Pack Expo 96 in Chicago, sponsored by the Packaging Machin-ery Manufacturers Institute. Contact (703) 243-8555.
Nov. 20-21-Future-Pak '96 conference on packaging innovations in Chicago, sponsored by George O. Schroeder Associates Inc. Contact (414) 739- 0396.
Nov. 26-Annual Forecast & Update Seminar organized by the Internation-al Recording Media Association, in New York. Contact (212) 643-0620.
Jan. 11-20-North American Inter-national Auto Show in Detroit, sponsored by the Detroit Auto Dealers Association. Contact (810) 643-0250.
Jan. 27-29-International Composites Expo '97 - ICE '97 in Nashville, Tenn., at the Opryland Hotel Convention Center, sponsored by the Composites Institute. Contact (212) 381-5410.
Feb. 3-5-Additives '97 in New Orleans, sponsored by Executive Conference Management Inc. Contact (313) 420- 0507.
Feb. 10-13-ProMat 97 materials-handling show in Chicago, sponsored by the Material Handling Industry of America. Contact (704) 522-8644.
March 3-5-Polymer Stabilizers and Modifiers '97 conference and exhibit in Hilton Head Island, S.C., sponsored by the Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering Division of the American Chemical Society and the Institute of Materials Science. Contact (914) 255-0757 or e-mail at [email protected]
March 5-7-Flexible Packaging Asso-ciation annual meeting in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Contact (202) 842-3880.
March 11-13-Geosynthetics '97 in Long Beach, Calif., organized by the Industrial Fabrics Association Inter-national and the North American Geosynthetics Society. Contact IFAI in St. Paul, Minn., at (612) 222-2508.
March 24-26-Molding '97 in New Orleans, sponsored by Executive Conference Management Inc. Contact (313) 420-0507.
April 7-8-Wilson Forum on Existing & Potential Applications of Composite Materials in the Infrastructure in San Diego. Contact sponsor Wilson Composite Group Inc. of Folsom, Calif., at (916) 989-4812.
April 12-16-Polyurethane Manufactur-ers Association spring meeting in Houston. Contact (708) 858-2670.
April 14-17-CMM International '97 converting show in Chicago, sponsored by Blenheim Group plc. Contact (201) 346-1400.
May 5-8-International SAMPE Sym-posium/Exhibition for advanced and composite material will be held in Anaheim, Calif. Contact (818) 331-0616, ext. 610.
June 16-20-NPE '97, international plastics exposition, in Chicago. Contact the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. (202) 371-5235.
June 16-17-Metallocene Technology '97 in Chicago, sponsored by Exec-utive Conference Management Inc. Contact (313) 420-0507.
Sept. 9-12 - PlastImagen '97 will be held in Mexico City at the Palacio de los Deportes, sponsored by Oprex. Contact +52 (5) 785-7553; fax +52 (5) 785-7638; or e-mail [email protected]
Oct. 25-29-Polyurethane Manufactur-ers Association fall meeting in Nashville, Tenn. Contact (708) 858-2670.
Oct. 27-29-TPOs in Automotive '97 in Dearborn, Mich., sponsored by Executive Conference Management Inc. Contact (313) 420-0507.
March 28-April 1-Polyurethane Manu-facturers Association spring meeting in San Diego. Contact (708) 858- 2670.