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19 leader – sustainable materials and advanced materials, Ford; Jay Olson, global manager – materials engineering and technology, Deere & Co. (Moline, IL, US); Charlene Wall, director – sustain- ability, BASF; Don Wingard, senior research scientist – Wellman Advanced Materials (Johnsonville, SC, US); and Mike Saltzberg, global business director – biomaterials, DowDuPont (Midland, MI, US, and Wilmington, DE, US). Organizers currently expect 80-90 regular technical papers distributed among 11 sessions: • Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing; • Advances in Reinforcement Technologies; • Advances in Thermoplastic Composites; • Advances in Thermoset Composites; • Business Trends & Technology Solutions; • Bonding, Joining & Finishing; • Enabling Technologies (process/machinery); • Nanocomposites; • Opportunities & Challenges with Carbon Composites; • Sustainable Composites (recycled, bio-based, and natural fiber-reinforced composites); and • Virtual Prototyping & Testing. Read more about the coming SPE ACCE event at the SPE Web site | Panel discussions every day A perennial event favorite, and renowned for its lively, interactive format, the ACCE panel discussion encourages audience members to pose questions directly to panelists. Given that this is the automotive industry, few punches are pulled, and discussions can become very passionate. Accordingly, event organizers have three panel discussions on the docket for the 2018 event. Source | Society of Plastics Engineers / Photo | Pam & Mike Brady SPE ACCE 2018 Preview Contributing writer Peggy Malnati covers the automotive and infrastructure beats for CW and provides communications services for plastics- and composites-industry clients.

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