Plastics in Lightweight Vehicles 2012

Livonia, Michigan
Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Nov. 6-7: PN’s Plastics in Lightweight Vehicles conference & exhibits
Laurel Manor Conference Center, Livonia, Mich.
(View exhibits floor planexhibit information and sponsorship proposal)
Nov. 7 (evening): SPE’s Automotive Innovation Awards Competition & Gala
Burton Manor, Livonia, Mich.

The conference will cover customer requirements and supplier strategies for achieving global fuel economy standards, focusing on the real-world issues of product deliverability, quality and cost for all members of the supply chain.

Plastics News is pleased to present its second annual Plastics in Lightweight Vehicles event in North America. PN will be hosting a conference and exhibits Nov. 6-7. Due to the great success of collocation last year, PN is partnering with SPE’s Automotive Division, which will hold its annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition & Gala on Nov. 7.

On Nov. 6-7, presenters will cover key market and technical information, including the role plastics can play in interiors, seating, structural powertrain and under-the-hood components. Plastics also play a key role in electrification, battery and hybrid technology.


Meanwhile, SPE’s Automotive Division will host its 42nd annual awards gala on the evening of Nov. 7. The program is the oldest and largest competition of its kind in the automotive and plastics industries, and draws more than 600 attendees from around the world. The group’s board members include officials from Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler LLC, and its committee chairs include officials from Ticona Engineering Polymers and Marubeni USA. Last year, SPE recognized many plastics processors, material suppliers and mold suppliers. See the winners here.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The U.S. government has aggressive new CAFE mileage standard goals. This conference assesses the fast-changing area of vehicle lightweighting from multiple perspectives. Target attendees include officials from all parts of the supply chain, including senior executives and technical leaders as well as designers, brand managers and other key job functions.

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