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SPE DISCLOSES PROGRAM OF 147 TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS FOR THE SECOND EUROTEC® CONFERENCE, TO BE HELD IN FRANCE IN JULY

NEWTOWN, CT, U.S.A., April 5, 2013: The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has announced a program of 147 original, peer-reviewed technical presentations for the second SPE EUROTEC® conference, which will take place July 4-5, 2013 at the Cité Congress Exhibition Centre in Lyon, France.

Details of the program are available at www.eurotec.ws and may also be downloaded as a pdf file at this link.

The two-day program includes three types of presentation:
-- Plenary Addresses. There will be two plenary speakers on each day. Two of the presentations will be Polymer Composites for Aerospace Applications by James S. Griffing, a technical fellow at the Boeing Company and 2012-2013 president of SPE; and The Renaissance of the US Plastics Industry by William R. Carteaux, president and CEO of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association.
-- New Technology & Innovative Polymers Forums. Sixteen presentations by representatives of raw material companies and academia will introduce advanced materials for a broad range of applications.
-- Technical Presentations. There will be 25 sessions with a total of 131 presentations on topics such as automotive, medical, and packaging applications; processes like injection and micro molding, extrusion, blow molding, thermoforming, and foaming; mold making and mold design; composites; nanocomposites; biopolymers and sustainability; polymer modifiers and colorants; plastics joining, decoration, and assembly; process simulation; and failure analysis.

Information about EUROTEC 2013, including registration, is available at www.eurotec.ws.

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THE SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS (SPE) is the premier source of peer-reviewed technical information for plastics professionals. Founded in 1942, SPE takes action every day to help companies in the plastics industry succeed by spreading knowledge, strengthening skills, and promoting plastics. Employing these vital strategies, SPE has helped the plastics industry thrive for over 70 years. SPE has become the recognized medium of communication among scientists, engineers, and technical personnel engaged in the development, conversion, and application of plastics. For more information, please visit www.4spe.org.