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E-shots Web-exclusive: SPE showcases automotive engineering plastics

Article-E-shots Web-exclusive: SPE showcases automotive engineering plastics

Norm Kakarala, chair, SPE Automotive Div.

Advances in engineering thermoplastics and thermosets for automotive applications will be the focus of a special one-day technical conference and exhibition on April 25 at the Best Western Sterling Inn (Sterling Heights, MI) sponsored by the Detroit Section and Automotive Div. of the Society of Plastics Engineers (Troy, MI).

Delphi Automotive's Norm Kakarala, chair of the SPE's Automotive Div., is pretty excited about this creation of his, because he says it fills a unique niche in the educational efforts of both the Automotive Div. and the Detroit Section in promoting the benefits of plastics to key decision makers in the automotive industry.

“We already have annual events focusing on thermoplastic polyolefins, thermoset and thermoplastic composites, and paint alternative. So turning our efforts to highlight the role engineering plastics are having in automotive seemed a logical next step.”

Featuring technical presentations on new advancements in materials technology, predictive engineering, process enhancements, and application developments for automotive engineering materials, the conference also will include tabletop displays, lunch, dinner, and networking coffee breaks. Costs are $50 for students, $125 for SPE members, and $150 for nonmembers. For more information, visit

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