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February 2005
POLYCON 2005 preview

The world's largest cast polymer tradeshow stays in tune with the future in Music City.

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Posted on: 2/1/2005
Source: Composites Technology

More than 800 cast polymer industry professionals are expected to travel to the nation's County Music Capital, Nashville, Tenn., for POLYCON 2005, the convention and trade exhibition sponsored annually by the International Cast Polymer Alliance (ICPA) of the American Composites Manufacturers Assn. (ACMA).

At ICPA's General Session on Friday, Feb. 18, Dr. Stan DuBois will summarize current analyses of the U.S. economy and its potential effects on the housing market, in his "U.S. Housing Forecast." Special attention will be paid to the Federal Reserve board's intention to stave off the threat of inflation by returning interest rates to levels more consistent with a growing economy. He will address questions about that policy's effect: Will the Fed's attempt to stay "one step ahead" of inflation backfire, pushing the economy back into recession? Will rising interest rates merely "cool" the hot housing market or will they burst the current "price bubble" resulting from sometimes double-digit yearly increases in new home pricing?

ICPA also will honor outstanding performances in the cast polymer industry, recognizing innovative products and ideas developed by an outstanding manufacturer, supplier and ICPA region. The Pinnacle Award winners in each category will be announced and honored during the General Session.

ICPA will host a New Member/First Time Attendee Orientation and Breakfast on Thursday, Feb. 17. This annual event will acquaint first-timers with ICPA's leadership team as well as organizational opportunities and benefits.

In keeping with the show theme, "Staying in Tune with the Future," ICPA has assembled 31 educational presentations divided into six tracks, under the headings Gel Coat Manufacturing, General Manufacturing, Solid Surface, Business, Sales & Marketing, and Regulatory. Each track will provide multiple sessions at a variety of times through the two-day program. The tracks converge on Friday afternoon with an Ask the Experts session, open to all, at which attendees may pose questions to a panel assembled from the industry's most experienced professionals.

At the Supplier New Product Review, on Thursday morning, more than a dozen exhibitors are already slated to provide "sneak peek" commercial overviews of new and improved equipment, products and services offered to the cast polymer market, prior to the opening of the exhibit hall.

The show floor will be open from Noon until 5:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday. Events on the floor will include a visitor reception and a luncheon designed to afford attendees a wealth of networking opportunities with an anticipated 70 exhibiting suppliers.

On Friday evening, ICPA visitors and guests also may take advantage of a formal reception at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, followed by an evening at the Grand Ole Opry, the legendary music hall that has become the live-performance pinnacle for Country musicians.

For more information about the show and educational opportunities, visit the ICPA Web site: www.icpa-hq.org.

POLYON 2005 PROGAM-AT-A-GLANCE

Tuesday, February 15

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ICPA Executive Committee Meeting (invitation only)

Wednesday, February 16

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Gel Coat Chairman Meeting (open to all)

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. R&D Committee Meeting (open to all)

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Solid Surface Council Meetings (open to all)

12:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. CCT-CP Tutorial

1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ICPA Board of Directors Meeting

6:30 p.m. Board of Directors Dinner

Thursday, February 17

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Certification Exams

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Nonmember/First-Time Attendee Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Marketing Committee Meeting

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Welcome Address & Supplier Product Review

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exhibits Open

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Educational Sessions

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Reception

Friday, February 18

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Committee Meetings

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Certification Exams

8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Concurrent Educational Sessions

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ICPA General Session

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exhibits Open

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Luncheon

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Educational Sessions

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Ask the Expert Panel

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Reception - Nashville Renaissance Hotel

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Grand Old Opry Show

Saturday, February 19

7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Registration

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Region Leadership Meeting

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Exhibitor Meeting

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Region Meetings (invitation only)

NOTE: Program is subject to change. Please consult ICPA's Web site at www.icpa-hq.org and/or ICPA's official Show Directory and Buyers Guide for the latest schedule updates and changes.

POLYCON 2005 Exhibitors

ACS International Inc. -- 204
4775 S. Third Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85714
Phone: (520) 889-1933
Fax: (520) 889-6782
www.acstone.com

AOC -- 212
950 Hwy. 57 E
Collierville, TN 38017-5204
Phone: (901) 854-2800
Fax: (901) 854-7277
www.aoc-resins.com

Accumetric LLC -- 230
350 Ring Rd.
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Phone: (270) 769-3385
Fax: (270) 765-2412

Advanced Plastics Inc. -- 530
7360 Cockrill Bend Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37209
Phone: (800) 350-6500
Fax: (615) 350-6510

American Colors Inc. -- 529
PO Box 915926
Longwood, FL 32791
Phone: (407) 788-9133
Fax: (407) 788-7262
www.americancolors.com

American Whirlpool Systems -- 413
PO Box 279
123 P. Rockman Industrial Dr.
Holly Springs, GA 30142
Phone: (770) 704-5081
Fax: (770) 704-5083

Arizona Cultured Stone Products Inc. -- 523
4775 S. Third Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85714

Ashland Specialty Chemical Co. -- 519
PO Box 2219,
Columbus, OH 43216
5200 Blazer Pkwy.,
Dublin, Oh 43017
Phone: (614) 790-3475
Fax: (614) 790-3426
www.ashchem.com

BYK-Chemie USA -- 505
524 S. Cherry St.
PO Box 5670
Wallingford, CT 06492-4455
Phone: (800) 450-0004
Fax: (203) 284-9158
www.byk-chemie.com

Bergen Materials Corp. -- 528
2715 Success Dr.
Odessa, FL 33556
Phone: (727) 847-0605
Fax: (727) 847-0726

BroCom Corp. -- 429
2618 Durango Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
Phone: (719) 392-5537
Fax: (719) 392-5540

Buff & Shine Manufacturing -- 527
2139 E. Del Amo Blvd.
Granite Bay, CA 95740
Phone: (800) 770-6033
Fax: (916) 791-5394

CCP - Cook Composites & Polymers -- 407
416 NE 101st St.
Kansas City, MO 64155
Phone: (816) 734-9000
Fax: (816) 734-4658
www.ccp-online.com

CRG Industries -- 514
2750 Indian Ripple Rd.
Dayton, OH 45440
Phone: (937) 320-1877 x193
Fax: (937) 320-1886
www.crgrp.com

Caddo Paint Co. Inc./Sure Tone Pigment -- 331
480 E. Bert Kouns
Shreveport, LA 71106
Phone: (318) 869-3000
Fax: (318) 869-3059

Chem-Trend Inc. (Chemlease) -- 419
1445 W. McPherson Park Dr.
Howell, MI 48843
Phone: (517) 546-4520
Fax: (517) 548-5370
www.chemlease.com

Composites One LLC -- 309
723 W. Algonquin Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Phone: (847) 437-0200 x4805
Fax: (847) 437-0664
www.compositesone.com

Composites Technology Magazine -- 231
4891 Independence St.,
Ste. 270
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Phone: (303) 467-1776
Fax: (303) 467-1777
www.compositesworld.com

EFKA Additives -- 218
PO Box 3228
Newport, DE 19804
Phone: (302) 992-1280
Fax: (302) 992-1281
www.efka.com

ESTENS -- 431
1636 Dogwood Ct.
Fort Collins, CO 27250
Phone: (970) 484-5444
Fax: (970) 484-9472

Elite Global Testing -- 430
4931 Boyd Blvd., Ste. D
Rowlett, TX 75088
Phone: (469) 223-0409
Fax: (877) 885-7021

Etowah Whirlpool Systems Inc. -- 232, 234
3939 Royal Dr., Ste. 208
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: (770) 514-0177
Fax: (770) 514-0275

Eurovac Inc. -- 513
116 Buttermill Ave.
Concord, Ontario
L4K 3X7 Canada
Phone: (905) 738-9255
Fax: (905) 738-4603
www.eurovac.com

Fabricators Choice LLC -- 334
23 Empire Dr.
St. Paul, MN 55103
Phone: (888) 299-8840
Fax: (800) 378-9110

GS Manufacturing -- 518
985 W. 18th St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: (949)-642-1500
Fax: (949) 631-6770
www.gsmfg.com

Gisco Inc. -- 424
8193 Lemont Rd.
Darien, IL 60561
Phone: (630) 910-3000
Fax: (630) 910-3500
www.giscoinc.com

Glas-Craft Inc. -- 327
5845 W. 82nd St.
Indianapolis, IN 46278
Phone: (317) 875-5592
Fax: (317) 875-5456
www.glascraft.com

Gruber Systems -- 201, 207
25636 Ave. Stanford
Valencia, CA 91355-1177
Phone: (661) 295-7373
Fax: (661) 257-3065
www.grubersystems.com

HK Research Corp. -- 501, 503
PO Box 1809
908 Lenoir Rd. Hickory, NC 28601
Phone: (828) 328-1721
Fax: (828) 328-4572
www.hkresearch.com

Huber Engineered Materials -- 319
1000 Parkwood Cir.
Engineered Materials Sector
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: (404) 949-5400
Fax: (404) 949-9390
www.huber.com

HydraBaths -- 216
2100 S. Fairview
Santa Ana, CA 92805
Phone: (800) 854-8680
Fax: (714) 708-0651

ICPA -- 226, 228
1010 N Glebe Rd.,
Ste. 450
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (703) 525-0511
Fax: (703) 525-0743
www.icpa-hq.org

IMERYS -- 423
100 Mansell Ct. E,
Ste. 300
Roswell, GA 30076

ITW Industrial Finishing -- 329
195 International Blvd.
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Phone: (630) 237-5106
Fax: (630) 237-5003

Interplastic Corp. - Thermoset Resins Div. -- 303
1225 Willow Lake Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55110-5145
Phone: (651) 481-6860
Fax: (651) 481-9836
www.interplastic.com

Ken Fritz Tooling & Design -- 325
1945 Puddledock Rd.
Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone: (804) 862-4155
Fax: (804) 748-2561

Kenrich Petrochemicals Inc. -- 227
PO Box 32, 140 E. 22nd St.
Bayonne, NJ 07002-0032
Phone: (201) 823-9000
Fax: (201) 823-0691
www.4kenrich.com

Lubrizol -- 326
Delauneys Rd.
PO Box 42, Hexagon House
Blackley, Manchester,
M9 8ZS UK
Phone: +44 (0) 161 7211 813
Fax: +44 (0) 161 7215 209
www.avecia.co

MVP - Magnum Venus Products -- 507, 509
5148 113th Ave. N
Clearwater, FL 33760
Phone: (727) 573-2955 x213
Fax: (727) 571-4347
www.mvpind.com

Marble Masters of GA -- 233
8 Passage Lane
Salem, GA 29676
Phone: (864) 944-1880

North American Composites -- 515, 517
300 Apollo Dr.
Lino Lakes, MN 55014
Phone: (651) 481-6860
Fax: (651) 481-9836

PolyGard Inc. -- 512
5010 N. Coolidge Ave.
Tampa, FL 33614
Phone: (813) 877-7591
Fax: (813) 871-3467
polygard.com

Reichhold -- 200, 202
5270 Springfield
Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: (919) 990-7500
Fax: (919) 990-7749
reichhold.com

Resolution Specialty Materials -- 221
100 E. Cottage Ave.
Carpenterville, IL 60110-1878
Phone: (847) 836-3686
Fax: (847) 428-8599
resins.com

Respecta-KWM GmbH -- 222, 224
42489 Wulfrath
Wulfrath, Germany 42489
Phone: (492) 058-2047
Fax: (492) 085-2492

RimCraft Technologies Inc. -- 426
5924 Pagemont Rd.
Kannapolis, NC 28081
Phone: (336) 476-3804
Fax: (704) 932-9040
rimcraft.com

Safas Corp. -- 401
2 Ackerman Ave.
Clifton, NJ 07011-1502
Phone: (973) 772-5252
Fax: (973) 772-5858
safascorp.com

Sanco Inc. -- 428
207 Brookhollow
Industrial Blvd.
Dalton, GA 30721

Superior Fiberglass & Resins -- 328, 330
304 W. Raymond St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Phone: (317) 781-4400
Fax: (317) 781-4480
superioroil

TR Industries -- 516
11022 Vulcan St.
PO Box 2306
South Gate, CA 90280-7621
Phone: (562) 923-0838
Fax: (562) 861-3475
trindustries.com

TankSafe Inc. -- 235
208, 3112 - 11th St. NE
Calgary, Alberta
T2E 7J1 Canada
Phone: (403) 291-3937
Fax: (403) 291-5125
www.tanksafe.com

The R.J Marshall Co. -- 213
26776 W. 12 Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48034
Phone: (248) 353-4100
Fax: (248) 948-6460
www.rjmarshall.com

Universal Laboratory Inc. -- 332
1726 Commerce
Garland, TX 75040-6710
Phone: (972) 272-7337
Fax: (972) 272-7790

WR Products -- 220

24 Town & Country
Washington, MO 63090
Phone: (636) 390-4441
Fax: (636) 390-4442

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