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THE SPE DETROIT SECTION ( has been PROUD TO ORGANIZE the Automotive TPO Conference for the past 20 years! Please select the DETROIT SECTION (S01) when joining SPE or renewing your membership.  Thanks for supporting the SPE DETROIT SECTION!

Welcome to the Internet Home of the SPE® Automotive TPO Engineered Polyolefins Global Conference the world’s leading forum on the use of rigid and elastomeric thermoplastic polyolefins (TPOs) in automotive and ground transportation. This conference provides the latest innovative developments in transportation polyolefin's and growing range of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE's) and thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV's).


Since 1998, volunteers from the Detroit Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers have organized the event for

  • Transportation OEMs
  • Tier Suppliers / Molders
  • Resin & Reinforcement Suppliers
  • Compounders
  • Additives Suppliers
  • Media
  • Government & Commercial Laboratories
  • Consultants

The event showcases technical presentations on materials development, compounds, new applications, surface enhancements, and processing advances, in addition to keynote speakers highlighting broader industry trends. To help build community and enhance networking opportunities, the event also features networking receptions and exhibits by key members of the transportation engineered polyolefin TPO supply chain. The conference typically draws over 800 key industry decision attendees from 4 continents and 20 countries. We hope you will consider being one of those attendees this year.



 2020 TPO Conference 

2020 Technical Sessions

  • Materials Development
  • Surface Enhancements
  • Interior Applications & Laminating   Adhesives
  • Lightweighting of Polyolefin Parts
  • Process Developments & Simulations
  • Sustainability & Bio-Based Materials 
  • Enablers for Plastics Recovery and Reuse 
  • Innovations in Plastics for Future Mobility


2020 Technical Program - TBA

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Future TPO Conference Dates

2021  Oct 3 - 6
2022  Oct 2 - 5
2023  Oct 1 - 4
2024  Oct 6 - 9
2025  Oct 5 - 8

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