SPE issues call for innovation award nominations, introduces new category

To commemorate 50 years of plastics innovation and the challenges faced this past year, the SPE Automotive Division has revealed a new “Automotive Plastics Industry Solutions for COVID-19,” category, and new events.


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2019 IAG winners.

2019 IAG winners. Photo Credit: SPE ACCE

The Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE, Detroit, Mich., U.S.) has announced a new category for its 50th annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala. The new category, “Automotive Plastics Industry Solutions for COVID-19,” will highlight how automotive OEMs and suppliers adapted their processes, materials or business to support the international needs for battling COVID-19. 

This year’s Awards Gala will be held Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at the Burton Manor in Livonia, Mich. Winning part nominations (due by September 15, 2021) in 12 different categories, and the teams that developed them, will be honored during an evening that celebrates automotive plastics innovation.  A “Grand Award” will be presented to the winning team from all category award winners.

Further, to commemorate 50 years of plastics innovation, the Innovation Awards Gala planning committee is working on special events to celebrate. One of the events will be a Hall of Fame (HOF) Award honoring the top five most innovative HOF winners since the category was established in 1983. The HOF Award honors an application that has been in continuous use for 15 years or more and has made a significant and lasting contribution to the application of plastics in automotive vehicles. For more info and to submit nominations visit this link.

For more info on the event and sponsorship opportunities contact teri@intuitgroup.com