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Technical Sessions Overview


2019 Call for Papers

2019 Conference Schedule - TBA

2019 Speaker/Author Release Form - TBA

The SPE TPO Automotive Engineered Polyolefins Conference typically draws over 800 attendees from 20 countries on 4 continents who are vitally interested in learning about the latest in rigid and elastomeric TPO as well as TPE and TPV technologies. Fully a third of conference attendees work for a transportation OEM, and nearly 20% work for a tier integrator. Few conferences of any size can provide this type of networking opportunity or put you before such an engaged, global audience interested in hearing the latest olefin advances. 

2019 Technical Sessions

To help attendees better understand current and emerging trends in this field, traditional technical sessions are organized and co-chaired as follows:

Materials Development

  • Mike Balow - Asahi Kasei Plastics
  • Mark Jablonka – The Dow Chemical Company
  • Peter Glenister - LyondellBasell

Surface Enhancements

  • Dr. Rose Ryntz - IAC Group
  • Jeff B. Crist -Ford Motor Co.
  • Jim Keller - United Paint & Chemical Corporation

Interior Applications & Laminating Adhesives

  • Sarah Gatzek, Ford Motor Company
  • Hoa Pham, Freudenberg LP
  •  Dr. Pravin Sitaram - Haartz Corporation

Lightweighting of Polyolefin Parts 

  •  Normand Miron - Washington Penn Plastics
  • Michael Shoemaker, Borealis
  • Nadeem A. Bokhari, Ph.D., Sumitomo Chemical Group

Process Developments & Simulations

  • Kurt Anthony - Washington Penn Plastic Co., Inc.
  • Dr. Suresh Shah 
  • Dr. Li Lu - Ford Motor Co.

Bio Based & Recycled Materials

  • Susan Kozora - IAC Group
  • Dr. Alper Kiziltas - Ford Motor Co.

Interior Emissions

  • Dr. Laura Shereda - Asahi Kasei 


Guidelines for Speakers

Please review our one-page TPO Paper/Presentations Guidelines.