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SPE holding new composite auto parts competition

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) will hold its first ever parts competition at this year’s SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition in September.


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June 16, 2012 by Canadian Plastics

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) will hold its first ever parts competition at this year’s SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition in September.

The contest is open to any automaker in the world; one winner will be selected by the committee and invited judges from entries and announced on the last day of the show, which will run from Sept. 11 to Sept. 13 at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy, Mich.

“We’ve seen our large-parts display area grow considerably over the past few years. This year, it just seemed to make sense to capture some additional detail on all those parts that were at the show and provide some recognition for the innovation we were seeing,” Creig Bowland, conference chairman, said in a news release.

There is no cost to nominate parts for the competition. Materials suppliers, molders, or OEMs in any geography may nominate as long as the OEM gives permission. Parts may be on passenger cars or light trucks, original equipment or aftermarket, as long as they are already in commercial (series) production or will be in production by November 1, 2012.

To nominate a part, companies are requested to download a nomination instruction form from http://speautomotive.com/comp.htm. Preliminary descriptions and photos about the application’s innovations are due August 15 and should be emailed to ACCEpapers@speautomotive.com.