Society of Plastics Engineers

The largest, most well-known plastics professional society in the world, the trade association is the professional “home” for nearly 20,000 plastics professionals around the globe.

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Bethel, CT 06801 US


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SPE issues call for scholarship, award nominations
The SPE Automotive Division is looking for nominations for this year’s Automotive Innovation Awards and ACCE student scholarship recipients. 

SPE ACCE issues call for papers for 2020 conference
Paper abstracts are due April 17, 2020, and final papers or non-commercial presentations are due June 19, 2020.

Composite insert as a structural reinforcement for A-pillars
A Porsche structural A-pillar reduces weight and increases strength with a hybrid part combining thermoplastic composites, steel and structural foam.

2019 SPE Automotive Innovation Awards winners announced
Among the winners and finalists, a wide range of technologies demonstrate composites’ benefits for ground transportation.

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Plastic-metal hybrid auto structure named SPE Hall of Fame winner
The plastic-metal hybrid front end automotive structure, built by Ford Motor Co. with LANXESS glass fiber-filled PA6 resin, reduced costs and weight compared to all-steel structures.

Automotive composites draw international crowd to Detroit
19th SPE ACCE features broad technology overview of evolving automotive composites industry.

Can the automotive industry turn to face the change?
SPE ACCE speakers speculate about how changing consumer behaviors might shape the automotive industry.

SPE announces 2019 ACCE Best Paper award winners
The three winning authors will present their papers at the SPE ACCE conference this week in Novi, Michigan.

SPE ACCE 2019 announces third keynote
Edward D. Moss, engineering group manager for Corvette Body Structure, will discuss “Composites on the New Chevrolet Corvette" at SPE ACCE September 4 – 6, 2019 in Novi, Mich., U.S.

SPE announces 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award winner
Michael J. Whitens, retired formal global director at Ford Motor Co., will be honored at the SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Gala on Nov. 6.

SPE ACCE 2019 keynote announced
Gulay Serhatkulu, senior vice president, Performance Materials North America, BASF Corp. will present on “Chemistry Driven Composites Innovation” at this year’s SPE ACCE,  held September 4 – 6, 2019 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich., U.S.

Auto industry explores engineering thermoplastic performance improvements
Polyamides, carbon fiber prominent at 2019 SPE AutoEPCON.

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SPE Automotive Innovation Awards expands aftermarkets category
Parts competition nominations are due by Sept. 6, 2019, and “Hall of Fame” award nominations are due May 31. 

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SPE ACCE 2019 issues call for abstracts
SPE ACCE 2019 will take place September 4-6 at the at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich., U.S.

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SPE ACCE calls for poster submissions, scholarship applications
The competition will be held during the ACCE at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich., U.S. September 4-6, 2019.


SPE ACCE announces call for papers for 2019 conference
The SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Expo has announced a call for papers, part competition nominations and scholarship applications for its annual event Sept. 4-6, 2019 in Novi, MI, US.

Automotive Innovation Awards

48th auto-plastics competition highlights changing industry
Additive manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, greener parts featured prominently.

SPE recognizes first injection molded thermoplastic energy absorber
The award-winning energy absorber is made with XENOY Polycarbonate/Polybutylene Terephthalate (PC/PBT) resin from SABIC.

Automotive tipping point?
CW Editor Jeff Sloan predicts a tipping point for autocomposites after attending this year’s Society of Plastics Engineers’ Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (SPE ACCE).


SPE recognizes winners of ACCE and Rehkopf scholarships
Scholarship winners were honored at annual SPE ACCE conference in Novi, MI, US on Sept. 5-7.

Hollow-profile hybrid (HPH) technology

Composite + metal: Hollow-profile hybrid technology
LANXESS extends plastic-metal hybrids to tubular structures.

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