Call for papers for Composites on the Move conference and Expo

The SPE and National Composite Center are seeking participation in a new conference, "Composites on the Move — 2008" to be held at the NCC.

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Composites Division, SPE Miami Valley Section and National Composite Center (Dayton, Ohio) are inviting speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, materials engineers, suppliers and composites and plastics industry professionals to participate in "Composites On The Move – 2008"conference and exposition on new markets and opportunities for composites. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at the National Composite Center in Dayton, Ohio and includes an optional half day tour of the International Truck & Engine Plant the following day.

"Design flexibility, strength, corrosion resistance and light-weight benefits make composites the preferred material for an increasing number of applications in wind energy, commercial transportation, heavy truck, off-highway, building & construction, marine, and more,"says Fred Deans, Marketing Leader for AZDEL, Inc. and "Composites On The Move – 2008"Program Co-Chairman.

"New applications for composites are developing in global markets,"says Louis A. Luedtke, President and CEO of the National Composite Center and Conference Co-Chair. "This conference will highlight the technical advancements in composites applications and identify opportunities for growth.”

“Composites On The Move – 2008"is conveniently held just before the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS 2008), March 27 – 29, in Louisville, Kentucky, only 150 miles away, to give trucking industry professionals an opportunity to learn about the benefits of composites in truck manufacturing and more,"says Josh Ulrich, Conference Committee Chairman and president of the SPE Miami Valley Section.

Composite materials enable numerous design, corrosive resistant, structural, and weight saving benefits to be achieved in many products in various industries. Yet, composites are only 1.5 percent of the materials market. Education, promoting, recognizing and communicating the technical advantages and benefits of composites materials is the key to increasing the use of composites in more products.

"Composites On the Move – 2008"is an important step toward industry change to an increased use of composites for improved quality products. For more information contact Fred Deans at AZDEL: or 248.760.7717; Lou Luedtke at NCC: or 937-297-9454