SPE composites conference seeks papers

"Composites on the Move - 2008" is a new conference and expo cosponsored by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and the National Composites Center. It's scheduled for March 25-26, 2008 in Dayton, Ohio.

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Composites Div., the SPE Miami Valley Section and the National Composite Center (NCC, Dayton, Ohio) are inviting speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, materials engineers, suppliers and composites and plastics industry professionals to participate in the "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 Composites 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 and construction, marine, and more,"said Fred Deans, Marketing Leader for AZDEL Inc. (Forest, Va.) and program co-chairman.

"New applications for composites are developing in global markets,"said 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 being 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,"said Josh Ulrich, Conference Committee Chairman and president of the SPE Miami Valley Section.

Information: Fred Deans, AZDEL, fdeans@azdel.com or 248-76-7717; Lou Luedtke, NCC, lluedtke@compositecenter.org or 937-297-9454; Teri Chouinard, Intuit Group, teri@intuitgroup.com or 810-797-7242.