SPE TPO Automotive Engineered Polyolefins Conference

The World's Leading Automotive Engineered Polyolefins Forum

17th-Annual SPE TPO Automotive Engineered Polyolefins Conference


Date: Oct. 4-7, 2015
Location: Troy Marriott (Detroit Suburbs), Michigan. U.S.A.

For More Information, see www.auto-tpo.com or download the Call for Papers Flier, click HERE.

About the Conference

Since 1998, the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE®), leading global OEMs and Tier Suppliers, as well as the TPO supply chain have pooled their resources to create the SPE Automotive TPO Global Conference, a dynamic, interactive, and cost-effective learning experience. The show highlights the importance of rigid and flexible polyolefins (TPOs) as well as a growing range of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) and thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) throughout the automobile and in other forms of ground transportation. The event has become the world’s leading automotive engineered polyolefins forum and typically draws over 600 key decision makers and some of the world's foremost authorities on transportation polyolefin applications, economics, and market trends. As such, it provides excellent networking opportunities with key members of the automotive TPO, TPE, & TPV supply chain, and the opportunity to learn about designing lighter, less costly automotive components using the latest technologies and applications for these versatile materials.

A variety of sponsorship packages, including tabletop displays, advertising and publicity, tickets, and other promotional items are available. Companies interested in exhibiting at or sponsoring the event should contact:

Planning Committee

Conference Co-Chairs:
Dr. Sassan Tarahomi, International Automotive Components (IAC) Group
eMail: starahomi@auto-tpo.com
David Okonski, General Motors Co.
eMail: dokonski@auto-tpo.com

Sponsorship / Exhibit Co-Chairs:
Dr. Sassan Tarahomi, International Automotive Components (IAC) Group
eMail: starahomi@auto-tpo.com
David Okonski, General Motors Co.
eMail: dokonski@auto-tpo.com

Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Dr. Norm Kakarala, Inteva Products LLC
Ph: +1.248.655.8483
eMail: nkakarala@auto-tpo.com
Dr. Deborah Mielewski, Ford Motor Co.
eMail: dmielewski@auto-tpo.com

Conference Registration:
Karen Rhodes-Parker, SPE
eMail: karen@auto-tpo.com
Ph: + extension 3

Click HERE to open the 2015 Call for Papers Flier: Abstracts are due by April 17; completed papers are due July 31.

Conference Location & Discounted Hotel Rooms

Detroit Marriott Troy, 200 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, Michigan 48084 USA.
Register under TPO Conference.
Phone: 1-248-280-9797 Fax: 1-248-680-9774 or
Toll Free Reservations in the U.S.: 1-877-757-7131

2014 Sponsors

This event would not be possible without the continued support of our sponsors.

Sponsorship Level



(Links to sponsor website)
Platinum Sponsor, Exhibitor, Tuesday Lunch, & Ad Upgrade Advanced Composites, Inc.
Platinum Sponsor, Exhibitor, & Monday Reception ExxonMobil Chemical Co.
Platinum Sponsor, Exhibitor, & Tuesday Reception SABIC
Platinum Sponsor, Exhibitor & Monday Lunch Sumitomo Chemical America, Inc.
Gold Sponsor & Exhibitor Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Inc.
Gold Sponsor & Exhibitor Benecke-Kaliko AG
Gold Sponsor & Exhibitor Borealis AG
Gold Sponsor & Exhibitor Braskem
Gold Sponsor, Exhibitor & Monday P.M. Break CIMBAR Performance Minerals
Gold Sponsor & Exhibitor The Dow Chemical Co.
Gold Sponsor & Exhibitor Imerys Talc
Gold Sponsor Inteva Products LLC
Gold Sponsor & Exhibitor Kiefel Technologies, A Member of Brückner Group
Gold Sponsor, Exhibitor & USB Flashdrive Sponsor LyondellBasell Industries
Gold Sponsor & Exhibitor Milliken & Co.
Gold Sponsor & Exhibitor Mitsui Plastics, Inc.
Gold Sponsor & Exhibitor Multibase, a Dow Corning Company
Gold Sponsor & Exhibitor Mytex Polymers US Corp.
Gold Sponsor & Exhibitor Nyco Minerals
Gold Sponsor & Exhibitor O'Sullivan Films
Gold Sponsor & Exhibitor PolyOne
Gold Sponsor & Exhibitor Robert Eller Associates
Gold Sponsor & Ad Upgrade Styron LLC
Gold Sponsor & Exhibitor Washington Penn Plastics Co., Inc.
Exhibitor 3M Advanced Materials
Exhibitor Addcomp North America, Inc.
Exhibitor AddiCo
Exhibitor Adell Plastics Inc.
Exhibitor Albis Plastic Corp.
Exhibitor Americhem, Inc.
Exhibitor Arctic Minerals, LLC
Exhibitor & Tuesday P.M. Break A. Schulman
Exhibitor & Totebag Sponsor Branson Ultrasonics Corp., a Business of Emerson Electric Co.
Exhibitor BYK-Gardner USA (A Member of Altana)
Exhibitor CAE Services Corp.
Exhibitor Chemroy Canada Inc.
Exhibitor & Lanyards Sponsor Croda International Plc
Exhibitor Datacolor
Exhibitor Elastron Kimya San. Tic. A.S.
Exhibitor Element Materials Technology
Exhibitor Engel
Exhibitor Entec Polymers
Exhibitor FLEXcon
Exhibitor Flint Hills Resources
Exhibitor Haartz Corp.
Exhibitor IMI Fabi LLC
Exhibitor Inhance Technologies
Tuesday A.M. Break International Automotive Components (IAC Group)
Exhibitor Jowat AG
Exhibitor JSR Corp.
Exhibitor Kal-Trading Inc.
Exhibitor Lotte Chemical Alabama Corp.
Exhibitor Monark Equipment Technologies Co.
Exhibitor National Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC)
Exhibitor Neutrex, Inc.
Exhibitor Nexeo Solutions
Exhibitor Noble Polymers
Exhibitor NWP, Inc.
Exhibitor Plasmatreat US LP
Exhibitor PolyAd Services
Exhibitor Progressive Components International Group
Exhibitor Reliable Analysis, Inc.
Exhibitor RheTech, Inc.
Exhibitor Songwon
Exhibitor Specialty Minerals
Exhibitor Struktol Company of America
Exhibitor Techmer PM
Exhibitor Unique Tool & Gauge Inc.
Exhibitor United Paint & Chemical Corp.
Exhibitor Wellman Engineering Resins
Exhibitor Weyerhaeuser NR Co.
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