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SPE Release Details of 42nd-Annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala

06 March 2012

The Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers' (SPE) 42nd annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala will be held on the 7th November at Burton Manor in Livonia, Michigan.

Jeffrey Helms, global automotive director, Ticona Engineering Polymers, 2012 SPE Automotive Innovation Awards chair said "With automakers facing tougher emissions and fuel-economy standards in nearly every geography, and vehicle lightweighting a key strategy for hitting those numbers, this year’s theme is Plastics Drive 54.5. Plastics and composites are the real lightweight materials and they can help transportation OEMs improve vehicle range – whether you’re driving a conventional internal combustion engine, a hybrid, or a plug-in electric vehicle. With polymers, you can also reduce costs, eliminate secondary operations, improve aesthetics, and better manage energy in a crash for better passenger safety. By drawing attention to how plastics can help automakers meet new U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations of 54.5 miles/gallon1required by the year 2025 as well as maintain other important benefits, we at the SPE Automotive Division hope to help drive higher plastics use in tomorrow’s passenger vehicles.”

SPE explain that funds raised from this event are used to support SPE educational efforts and technical seminars, which are designed to help educate and secure the role of plastics in the advancement of the automobile.

According to SPE, their mission is to promote scientific and engineering knowledge relating to plastics worldwide and to educate industry, academia, and the public about these advances. SPE’s Automotive Division is active in educating, promoting, recognising, and communicating technical accomplishments for all phases of plastics and plastic based-composite developments in the global transportation industry. Topic areas include applications, materials, processing, equipment, tooling, design, and development.






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