Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Division – Home Page

Welcome to the website for the SPE Automotive division! We hope you enjoy the site and the easy navigation and layout. This entire site is mobile device friendly.

The SPE Automotive division of SPE is dedicated to recognizing and communicating technical accomplishments in all phases of new automotive plastics and plastic-based composite applications and has over 1000 members worldwide. Ours is one of 22 divisions or sections within SPE. Our charter was established on September 9, 1970 to communicate with division members as well as to industry and the public about current and developmental automotive and ground-transportation uses of polymeric materials, such as rigid and elastomeric thermoplastics and thermosets, rigid and flexible foams, composites, nanocomposites, films, and more.

SPE members are invited to attend board meetings and are welcome to participate on committees organizing any of the annual events. Meet at 5:00 pm for networking and dinner and then stay for the meetings, which typically run from 5:30-8:30 pm. Please contact our current Automotive Division chair (e-mail, in advance if you are interested in attending a meeting.


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Featured Events

The 2020 Shanghai TPO conference is postponed to 2021

Associated Events

2020 AutoEPCON has been postponed to 2021