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Made For Mobility

From exterior and under-the-hood components to interior features and safety elements, you will find groundbreaking technology driving the future of the automotive industry at NPE2024. Decrease costs and boost fuel-efficiency with the latest materials, additives, molds, machinery and more from pioneering manufacturers and suppliers in a single location.

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Accelerate Your Business With Plastics

Get hands-on access to transformative innovations across the automotive and mobility industry that enhance safety, productivity and reliability.

  • Experience technologies at the forefront of energy-efficient transportation and automotive alternatives.
  •  Stop by the Advanced Manufacturing Zone and Moldmaking Zone to see the latest in robotics, lightweight composite materials, injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, and 3D and 4D printing.
  • Learn how consumer demand and government policy are driving more affordable and environmentally sound transportation options. 


*Speakers and session times are subject to change

Automotive Trends & The Impact on Plastics

Tuesday, May 7 | 10:00 – 10:45 AM
Speaker: Guido Vildozo

Expo Premier Pass Required

Plastic materials continue to play an important role in developing solutions for interior, body, and electronics for Electric Vehicles (EVs) and other vehicles. Learn the latest trends in the use of plastics and which car makers are winning the hearts of consumers.

The Influence of Electric Vehicles on Engineering Plastics

Tuesday, May 7 | 11:00 – 11:45 AM

Speaker: Brendan Dooley

Expo Premier Pass Required

Demand for electric vehicles (EVs) is booming and expected to quadruple by the decade’s end. The timing of this session is impeccable as we forecast how this automotive industry transformation will impact the engineering plastics sector.

Pushing the Limits of Plastics Applications

Tuesday, May 7 | 1:00 – 1:45 PM

Speaker: Javier Cruz

Expo Premier Pass Required

Today’s automotive industry grapples with diverse challenges – from cutting fuel consumption and emissions to improving safety standards and meeting stringent regulations. Join us to explore the key considerations you need to keep in mind when pushing the limits with plastic materials.

Panel Discussion: Automotive Industry Plastic Materials Update

Tuesday, May 7 | 2:00 – 2:50 PM

Speakers: Chelsea Barriga, Jason Merkle

Expo Premier Pass Required

Featuring a panel discussion focused on the latest developments in plastic materials and their impact on the automotive industry, this engaging session will emphasize the importance of sustainability in the automotive industry.

Accelerating Innovation: A Look at the Vehicle Technologies Driving the Future of Transportation

Tuesday, May 7 | 3:00 – 3:45 PM

Speaker: Brian Comiskey

Expo Premier Pass Required

From electrification and self-driving to screenification and connectivity, this session will explore the latest trends driving the future of vehicles.

Thermoplastic Polyurethane Carbon Fiber Reinforced Laminates (TPU-CFRL) for Lightweight Applications

Tuesday, May 7 | 3:00 – 3:30 PM

Speaker: Joseph Citrano

There has been increasing interest in the use of carbon fiber-reinforced laminates (CFRL) in the aerospace, renewable energy and automotive industries. Learn about a patent-filed methodology that can mitigate challenges while offering cost-effective solutions to making lightweight paint-ready automotive body panels.

Pushing the Limits of High Modulus Engineered Thermoplastic Polyurethanes (ETPU) - Metal Replacement Applications

Wednesday, May 8 | 11:00 – 11:30 AM

Speaker: Sat Nistala

Finding a tough resin that predictably meets plastic part performance requirements can be challenging. During this session, you’ll look at the processing of EPTUs including drying tips of TPUs, dimensional stability, and other end-use performance advantages.

Navigating the Surge in Electrification and the Engineering Plastics Landscape

Thursday, May 9 | 8:00 – 8:45 AM

Speaker: Ramesh Iyer

Expo Premier Pass Required

As electric and hybrid vehicles drive up engineering plastics consumption, learn about the ever-changing landscape of regulations and the accelerating shift toward electrification, affecting key materials such as ABS, polycarbonate, PC+ABS and nylons.

How Electrification Powers Healthcare, Consumer Goods, Automotive, and Aerospace with Specialty Polymers

Thursday, May 9 | 2:00 – 2:30 PM

Speaker: Victoria Lee and DeeDee Smith

Engineers spanning various markets are using electrification to increase efficiency in components and systems. See how they’re designing electrical components with specialty polymers, the important role of selecting the optimal material and dig into several application case studies that can be considered across materials.

Digital Transformation Success Using OPC Standards

Friday, May 10 | 10:00 – 10:30 AM

Speaker: Michael Clark

Learn how leading industrial facilities from renewable energy and cosmetics to automakers are employing secure, digital interoperability from the shopfloor to the top floor with real-world examples from end users highlighting their digital transformation journey.

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