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SPE now accepting nominations for automotive composites parts awards

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Automotive Society of Plastics Engineers

The organizing committee for the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) is now accepting nominations for the most innovative composites application as part of the group’s annual event, September 9-11, 2015 in Novi, Mich.

Prizes will be awarded in three categories – Materials Innovation and Process Innovation (selected by members of the SPE ACCE planning committee), and People’s Choice (selected by conference attendees) – with winning teams receiving recognition and a trophy on the last day of the show.

There is no cost to enter the competition. Any registered conference participant (speakers, sponsors/exhibitors, or attendees) may nominate original equipment or aftermarket composite parts on passenger cars or light trucks from any geography. The only requirement is that parts must be on a vehicle available for commercial sale and the OEM must give permission.

Nomination instructions can be found at


Preliminary descriptions and photos about the application’s innovations are due August 30, 2015 and should be emailed to Physical parts must be brought to the SPE ACCE for final review by judges during a formal walk-through at the show.

The annual ACCE event draws over 900 speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees.
The show has been jointly sponsored by the SPE Automotive and Composites Divisions since 2001. For more information, see or


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